Made to Measure Yellow, Toile Lampshades
Yellow is the colour which makes me think of flowers, lemons, and sunshine. It offers fresh appeal in each of its many variations. What could be more inviting than a warm yellow coloured lampshade and a scattering of yellow cushion covers to welcome you home? The colour of eternal summer, we can’t think of any shade we would rather come home to on a bleak winter’s day – or better, a warm spring evening. Read More...
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Made to Measure Lampshades
Yellow is the colour which makes me think of flowers, lemons, and sunshine. It offers fresh appeal in each of its many variations. What could be more inviting than a warm yellow coloured lampshade and a scattering of yellow cushion covers to welcome you home? The colour of eternal summer, we can’t think of any shade we would rather come home to on a bleak winter’s day – or better, a warm spring evening.
Saffron, this beautiful strong shade of ochre yellow upholstery fabric is fresh enough and strong enough to make beautiful yellow lampshades and sit happily with darker shades of grey such as my winter, Charcoal and Scree and works particularity well in living rooms.
The following designs encompass these yellow and soft grey colours: Gypsy Garland, Origami, Shibori, Stockholm Stripe and Pretty Maids.
My softer Buttercup yellow, is the perfect partner for the gentler blue-grey Clay with added accents of Charcoal, this combination of yellow and grey striped fabric is very pretty in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, exemplified in my designs Songbirds, Fruit Garden and French Ticking.
The counter balance between the warmth and cheerfulness of the yellow and the cool greys is perfect. The grey and yellow interiors create happiness and warmth and are spectacular in the evening when the sun is going down and the fire is lit.
Hay is my softest yellow, beautiful for elegant sitting room or bedroom curtains and Fern and Dragonfly and coordinating Lapland Stripe too.
My Sand yellow reflect the colour golden beaches can be more sophisticated in a sitting room of dining room, adding warmth without the brightness through lampshades. See my Sand in the designs Cow Parsley and coordinating Stripe and Dash.
With my Straw I have moved towards a mustard yellow as in Fruit Garden and Sepals and Petals and Acorn and Leaf. The mustard and grey upholstery fabrics add that warmth and light to a room.
Which of your patterns and fabric colours go well with yellow?
I have teamed my Straw and Sand yellows with Pigeon and Cornflower blues, counterbalancing the warmth of the yellow with the cool of the blues. So, plenty of colours to build the scheme around in your sitting rooms and halls.
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.
Both the colour and fabric of a lampshade influence how it diffuses light.
You can buy our fabrics in 50cm increments and make you own lampshade, or use our made to measure service and we will make one especially for you.
Please ask for fabric samples and see the colours in your rooms. If you order a half metre returnable sample you can pin it to your present curtains and see how it looks. All our fabrics are printed in the UK on a good weight of 100% Linen and Linen Union making them suitable for lampshades, curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery. We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days with an overnight service available. The same team, who take you order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.