colour pop : yellow on grey

March 11, 2012  in flowers

yellow orchid by sania pell

I have a bit of thing for yellow with grey at the moment. I came across some images that I took a while ago, after a trip to Columbia Road flower market, that complemented the colours of my last blog post so thought I would share them now.

yellow orchid by sania pell

yellow orchid by sania pell

This orchid with its exotic feel, placed against the dark wall in my living room, created an eye catching scene where the flowers almost glowed against the charcoal grey. The folded yellow tape measure in the background is by Debbie Smyth and the flower pot is an old Habitat one.

yellow craspedia by sania pell

yellow craspedia by sania pell

yellow craspedia by sania pell

Craspedia, or ‘bobble flowers’ as I usually call them, have a beautiful graphic quality. How could I resist snapping them as they zinged against the deep grey wall?


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  1. Jane says:

    Oh Sania! I am *so* not a yellow person but you could just turn me, after seeing these photos ☺. Now I want to run and find a measuring tape to fold up like that…J x

  2. elisa says:

    beautiful images, such a vibrant combination. x

  3. Rona says:

    I love the Oncidium orchid..its petals are so delicate and their shape reminds me of miniature angels x

  4. Nicola (BYW) says:

    This is a beautiful post, yet again, Sania, thank you. I love the measuring tape too x

  5. Happy to see more yellow on deep grey pictures! Very inspiring too.

  6. Mel McCarthy says:

    These are so gorgeous, Sania! That grey is my wall colour & I use an acid yellowish green here & there, but your yellow flowers have such pop. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. tina says:

    Gorgeous photography. Yes, also like the tape measure. Lovely how you can see the star in the middle x

  8. allesistgut says:

    Beautiful flower and stunning photos once again.
    Have a lovely day. 😀

  9. caroline says:

    Lovely colour combinations Sania! You can’t beat a bit of grey! Still working on my photographic skills-much to learn me thinks! Cxx

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  12. Zedpea says:

    I love yellow on grey, it’s such an elegant combination. How could you resist indeed…?!

  13. Sonia Rumzi says:

    This work is beautiful! Just lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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