The Colors of the Rainbow

by Dorothea

The daring combination of Orange, Pink & Red

I used to be a strictly black and white girl, both in dress and décor, but over the years color has crept into my life, and I now embrace every color of the rainbow. The master of the exiting pink & orange color combination was Yves Saint Laurent, just look how that works in this beautiful YSL Rive Gauche creation from 1984 (see “create the look for less” below):

YSLPinkOrangePhotograph by David Seidner

At the first chateau I restored in Normandy, I used all colors to create warmth and ambiance. Chateaus are often forbidding and cold…I always had candles burning and whatever the weather you arrived in (often cold and rainy), once you stepped into this hall you felt welcome and relaxed.

EntreeEntrance hall designed by Dorothea

RedChairOrange and red tones complement each other…

I have a great admiration for Carolyne Roehm, one of America’s foremost trendsetters in fashion, elegance, and taste making.

RoehmOrange & Pink composition by Carolyne Roehm

By the way, “the colors of the rainbow” are a line in one of my favorite songs: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

Create the Yves Saint Laurent look for less:

pinkBlouseBlouse H&M

SkirtSkirt COS

FlowerHMFlower hair clip H&M