|[Gerard ter Borch, Woman Writing a Letter, circa 1655, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Hague, Netherlands .]|
That's the color lesson of the show, I think. How sorbet hues and jewel tones shine when juxtaposed with murky shades. So I pulled together some inspiration boards based on what I observed in ter Borch's work.
First, just a late-19th-century Serapi from Keivan Woven Arts, a small blue bottle from Ben Pentreath and the color Vintage spotted over at Duralee.
Next, as an experiment, I mixed in Nate Berkus's all cotton Euclid Plum, another plum linen from Lewis Sheron, Benjamin Moore's Espresso Bean, plus a persimmon bottle from Pentreath.
Zak + Fox's Katagami in Mountbatten has already been posted here a couple of times -- and the mauve-y pink isn't pulled from the painting -- but I had to try it with the rug and blue bottle.
Blenko is always a great source.
After you've toured Girl with a Pearl Earring, don't forget there's more color inspiration to be found in the film. The High is screening it on select Saturdays this summer.
But if ethereal greens and blues with crisp stripes are your thing, check out the Cheerful in June post. Almost Famous blues can be seen here.