Tuesday Huesday: New Take on Traditional Chinese

New Take on Traditional Chinese from Traditional Home, May 2011Usually when we think of Chinese decor we think of the reds, blacks and golds found in most Chinese restaurants. But Chinese decor also includes blues, greens and sometimes even yellows. In May of 2011 Traditional Home magazine inspired us to use some of the earthier colors to mix and match modern and traditional looks. You can see from this room that the colors came from the print hanging on the wall. The wall color comes from the bottom of the man’s robes, while the pattern on the ottoman is a nod to the pattern of the carpet on the floor in the picture. The rest of the furnishings in the room either highlight a color from the artwork, or are functional, and subtle, letting the art take center stage. With a little creativity, even the most traditional pieces can be used in a modern room.

Traditional Chinese Color PaletteWe created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic colors Titanium White, Lime Yellow, French Blue, Green Meadow and Green Scape.

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