Made to Measure Pink, Checked Lampshades
Vanessa says: ‘I love pink lampshades! Mixing soft shades such as my Mallow and Lily Pink with the stronger shades of Damson and Sweet Pea is so feminine and indulgent. It's not just for little girls. The colour of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and pretty. Read More...
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Made to Measure Lampshades
Vanessa says: ‘I love pink lampshades! Mixing soft shades such as my Mallow and Lily Pink with the stronger shades of Damson and Sweet Pea is so feminine and indulgent. It's not just for little girls. The colour of the moment is cheery, sophisticated, and pretty.
Sweet Pea is my brightest and most strident pink and makes up striking pink lampshades, in the designs Up the Garden Path or even Stockholm Stripe
My Damson pink is a bluer softer tone and features as the mid pink shade in so many of my designs, see Gypsy Garland, Cow Parsley and Leaf Dance; to name just a few…. It makes the most beautifully delicate soft pink lampshades which is why it is my favourite soft pink fabric.
Mallow is halfway to Lily Pink and looks stunning made up.
Lily Pink is the softest prettiest pink in Branching Out and Tea Time; both pink fabrics would suit being made into made to measure dusky pink lampshades for bedrooms, kitchens and playrooms.
Dusky Pink has a more vintage bird feel with more brown mixed in with it, see Up the Garden Path.
How to decorate with pink fabrics.
Think of pink as a neutral — it works with any decorating scheme, multiple shades of pink combine with crisp white create a warm and cosy feel in a bedroom. With the patterns used stay away from overtly childish themes, sticking instead to classic rose pink floral fabrics for a timeless look that can age with your child. See my Lazy Daisy design and Wild and Free.
Colours that compliment pinks
A touch of green can ground a pink decorating scheme, such as the Kale in my Fruit Garden designs and also Sepals and Petals. Give a natural look a garden spin, with blooms of pink. Mix with plenty of light wood tones, neutral linen fabrics. Try pink and green fabrics in more muted tones for a formal living room: Kale and Damson in fruit Garden, mix beautifully with wicker furniture,
Pinks also like to be paired with softer shades of grey, such as Scree and Clay in my For the Love of Rose, French Ticking and the large bird print, In Full Flight.
My Dusky Pink is a vintage pink lampshade fabric: Pink here is really faded red; it’s pink with a past, like a colour that has softened over the years, which gives the room a mature, wise air. This is particularly good for a pink fabric for sitting room: see my Pretty Maids, my modern day Toile: For The Love of Rose and Stockholm Stripe where I have mixed old Rose Pink with a gentle brown called Whippet.
Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms.
Each bespoke lampshade is beautifully made in our local workshops by professionals, hand finished with great care and attention. Our makers use traditional methods and take a real pride in what they do. With made-to-measure, there is no need to compromise; you can create a unique look with your choice of fabric and those important finishing touches that will complement and co-ordinate your home. There are two shapes to choose from, empire and drum and several sizes. You can choose a second fabric to line the lampshade and choose a diffuser if you wish to hide the bulb.