23 July 2012 1:51 | 1 comment | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: The Colors Of Bangkok

Amazing color combinations and textures abound in Thailand. Photo: Style Intel

I have been going to Bangkok for many years but it wasn’t until my most recent visit last week that I truly appreciated just how beautiful and rich its culture, traditions and architecture are. There in the Grand Palace and the surrounding temples are amazing color combinations—from orange and green roofs to temple walls covered in mosaics of colored mirrors and glass, from black and gold doors that could have very well inspired the Art Deco style to floral tile formations and porcelain ornamentations. I have been to these places before but on this trip I viewed them with fresh eyes. There on these Thai heritage sites are the inspirations for the rooms designed by decorators like Tony Duquette and Kelly Wearstler.

Wonderful colors can also be seen in the orchids that abound in Thailand, blooms that are anywhere from magenta to pale green to ivory. At the Jim Thompson House, you are greeted by an installation of silk threads in shades of burnt orange, emerald, lime, white and gold. Walk inside the stores and you see these colors and more on robes, pillow cases, scarves and bags.

Needless to say, I came back from my trip to Bangkok inspired and I hope these images will inspire you too.

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Whether its silk threads or orchids or mosaics, Thailand will open your eyes to color. Photo: Style Intel

From orange to emerald to cerulean and lots of gold. Photo: Style Intel



What do you think?

  1. Betsy Busch-Le Ne' | July 23rd, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Magnificent and, as you say, inspiring! As a former textile designer, I’ve always wanted to see Jim Thompson’s House and this post has such wonderful color and texture I thank you,as always, for sharing it with your readers.