Shabby chic colors are light and airy. It’s important when decorating this style of room that it doesn’t become too feminine. Balance the cottage feeling with light, worn woods and muted greens that will fit in the room without driving men away.
Shabby chic rugs add color, pattern and texture to a room. These rugs can be in pink for a nursery or antique floral prints. A tone on tone damask print is a more modern version of the rug while a rag rug in all of one color adds comfort to a kitchen.
When choosing colors for this style pick out several pastel colors. Shabby chic style relies heavily on painted pieces which is great for a budget. Shabby chic chairs can be around a white dining table with a robin eggs blue sideboard. Pair a white bed with sage nightstands. Look for furniture with curves or plank fronts so the style matches. Use several colors on various pieces if you are keeping the walls white.
Shabby chic wall colors should be light. White is a classic shabby chic color and you may not even have to paint. Yes, you can base an entire room around your desire to never paint. Chocolate brown can even work in shabby chic artwork as long as it has lots of flowers, pink accents and scroll work. If you have a white painted fireplace don’t curse the former homeowners, just work it into your all white room design.
New shabby chic design focuses on more than the basic colors of cream, rose red and pink. Look to the lightest colors of nature. You can even bring in worn gray for modern appeal. Robin egg’s blue spices up furniture or walls so he can’t complain about a wall color. You can just say “Hey its blue now let me have my decorative corbels and scrollwork frames.” If you’re updating a shabby chic room and still love your furniture try a medium tone taupe wall that will juxtapose against the white scrollwork pieces.
Break up any colors you choose with a lot of white and cream to keep the room ethereal. Your shabby chic room may just require one tufted blue ottoman for a soft spot of color in the room. Shabby colors will make a home feel bigger and you can even use this color scheme in an apartment because of the vast use of white. You can even use yellow in a shabby chic room if it’s pale enough. Dress up chairs and sofas with fresh slipcovers or newly upholstered seats. Shabby chic design focuses on the curvy lines of furniture and accessories for color instead of vibrant tones.