SIXTY DOWNTON ABBEY COLORS
and TEN UNIQUE DOWNTON ABBEY COLOR PALETTES!
WHAT??? Laurel, are you alright?
Hold on a sec please…
I’ll be right with you. I’m very busy today because…
It’s my BIRTHDAY!
I’m one of these people who really loves her birthday and this is a super big one. I have now crossed the threshold to where I get to swear all I want!
Did you know that? When you get to be sixty you can swear your head off and nobody will complain. :]
In honor of my big day, I’ve whipped up a special treat for y’all. Really, though, the treat is mine. I could do this all day long–every day and be very happy.
Yes, I see the look of concern on your face.
No, I’m not going to start swearing. Well, not here anyway! :]
Oh, I know what it is…
You’re thinking that there must already be a million Downton Abbey colors and palettes out there.
Well, I thought so too, but you know what? Not really. Or if there are, I thought they were missing something.
Here’s what I did.
I found these hi-res production shots on the interwebs. I don’t know who they belong to but they don’t belong to the person that posted them. That’s their business. I don’t want to get into trouble. And, I wanted to do something fun and different. So, I turned each one into a water-color rendering!
It really helps to separate out the colors. From there, I was able to create the TEN palettes. Each palette has nine colors. There is some overlap, but it’s at least SIXTY COLORS!
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the D & D building where I was treated to a preview of their nine new colors by the showroom manager, Lydia. Most of them, I am going to include in the palettes. like ***this***
You can take these palettes and build an entire room, or even your entire home around them.
The Downton Abbey colors feature, lots of greens, grays, creams, blues and many shades of rusts, reds and violet.
The plan, so far, is to do three posts.
The beautiful eldest daughter of the Crawley family looking most elegant on horseback. So frighteningly English, isn’t it? Did you ever notice that Mary and her late husband had the same last name from birth? They are actually third cousins once removed and share the same last name. Very convenient!
PEALE GREEN HC-121, GREAT BARRINGTON GREEN HC -121, REVERE PEWTER hc-172, KENNEBUNKPORT GREEN, TROUT GRAY 2124-20, DEEP SILVER 2124-30, THUNDERCLOUD GRAY 2124-40, BUNNY GRAY 2124-50, FRESH CUT GRASS 2026-50,
Lady Grantham, Cora Crowley. Remember Elizabeth McGovern in Ragtime?
While many of the Edwardian colors are soft and muted, not all of them are. Cora and Violet having an intense convo no doubt in the library.
Awww… Matthew. I know several people who stopped watching the show after he died. He is missed.
Peignoir is one of the new colors from Farrow and Ball. It’s a very pretty warm gray with a touch of lavender.
Oh, the brooding Thomas.
Edith, played by the brilliant actress Laura Carmichael. I think that she has the most amazing face! Have you ever seen photos of her IRL? She’s drop dead gorgeous!
The parlor with a little shot of St. Giles Blue from Farrow and Ball. More below in Sybil’s dress!
Well… that was episode one!
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Thank you so much!
I love you all!!!
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