Last week four of my girlfriends and I hit the Mediterranean Sea and stayed in Collioure, France. This is an absolutely stunning coastal village with a history that dates back to the Phonecians. It is also the place that inspired the Fauvists, after Henri Matisse and André Derain spent a summer collaborating and painting there. The views, people, architecture and colors continue to inspire today. While Collioure has it’s own unique style, culture and spirit, I have picked a doorway that shows off one of the most well-known French color combinations. It’s a beautiful warm yellow and bold blue, outlined in white stucco, with a few accents provided by terracotta tile and some gorgeous greenery:
To find this very French blue and yellow combination, I recommend Pantone 18-4148 TPX Victoria Blue and Pantone TCX 14-0756 Empire Yellow.
With these colors in mind, I decided to plan my dream contemporary, French-inspired dining room. I did go a little more powdery with the blues I chose.
Based atop a cherry yellow and white striped rug from DwellStudio, added a simple maple table from STAACH, added a few Misewell chairs that combine metal and wood, added a few accessories including a limited edition Parvez Taj canvas that reminded me of all the fishermen I saw catching dinner along the sea, a pop of green provided by a Chilewich three-tiered tray and a super-cool pendant light from Joug. While the light fixture is made of plastic, it’s unique texture and glow remind me of the light hitting the stucco walls of the buildings in Collioure. For purchase information, click on the links next to the thumbnails below.
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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!