For some reason (I’m completely to blame), there have been two big gaps in the Skinny laMinx colour range. The one gap will always remain, because it is purple and I am allergic to purple. The other gap is a bit mystifying, because it’s a blue gap, and I do rather like blue.
But let’s not beat ourselves up about it, because that gap has now been amply filled with a whole lot of blues i a whole lot of tones. Hooray! So, apart from the steel blues from Diggi Dot – in the Block Circle and the Simple stripe prints – we’ve also expanded some of our older prints to include more blues, namely the Orla, which is now in wedgewood and in china blue too.
Teamed with our new hot signal red, we really have quite a new look for Skinny laMinx, don’t you think? It’s a little bit sporty, a little Ralph Lauren, a little bit cowboy… I like it!
But red and blue doesn’t have to be all denim, boots and cowboy hats (have you ever tried putting’cowboy decor’ into your Pinterest search? Wowzer. Spurs & boots have a lot of household uses!), and I enjoyed hunting down some rather gorgeous interiors to my taste that use this pairing to very good effect:
Home of Ray Kappe, Pacific Palisades, CA. Photo: Leslie Williamson
L: An interior at Le Corbusier’s Firminy
R: Interior from Kitka blog.
Adam Pogue‘s downtown LA loft on Oldbrandnew, with pics by Dabito. (I can see a Gridly floor cushion in signal / steel fitting right in there, can’t you?)
Photographs: Bruno Suet
Friso Kramer Revolt Chairs for Ahrend de Cirkel, 1953
Untitled (2012) – Acrylic on panel, 10 7.5″ by Alain Biltereyst
And there you have it! I hope you’re inspired to add blues and reds to your colour scheme too. See my other colour book posts here.