Here is how to pull off a complementary colour scheme in your bedroom.
Use stimulating complementary hues, artfully combined, to banish winter woes.
Yellow and purple are a colour pair. Here, they are tempered with accents of high shine, natural textures and chunky
knits, and the recessive, industrial tones of raw concrete.
Ramekin, Clementina van der Walt. Concrete planter, Stable, featuring, from left to right, Plascon Double Velvet
Vancouver Dusk (P2-D1-2), Igloo (B6-E2-3), and Sunkissed (Y3-A1-2).
This classic, complementary palette is reminiscent of irises and pansies. True to nature, it’s an uplifting
combination, especially in contrast to winter’s austerity. Purple is the colour of creativity, with Sunkissed
(Y3-A1-2) yellow adding energy and optimism, and contemporary grey harmonising the two.
Clockwise from top: Photographic print by Micky Hoyle. Floor lamp, eldc. Shift lounge chair, Créma Design. Round rug, Fibre Design. Concrete side table/stool and wood-and-glass pendant
light, both Weylandts. Small concrete
planter, Stable. Bed, Tafelberg Furnishers. Knitted throw and Isobel Sippel scatter, Lim. Interlace throw and true linen flat sheets, both Mungo. Jersey (on chair) and pillowcase, both H&M.
PHOTOGRAPHS: MICKLY HOYLE
PRODUCTION: LIEZEL NORVAL-KRUGER
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: KARA FURTER
WALL PAINT TECHNIQUES: JULIAN AND ILARIA LOUW OF PAINTIQUES
TEXT AMELIA BROWN
FASHION STYLIST MARIKE MAPHAM STYLIST’S ASSISTANT THALIA RABIE HAIR
& MAKE-UP ALGRIA FERRERA MODEL ROBYN S @ TWENTY MODEL JERSEY COTTON
ON, PLEATED SKIRT FOREVER NEW, SNEAKERS TOPSHOP.