Design, Food, Inspiration

Obsessed with Ombre

ombré noun – From the French word ombrer (to shade). Having colours or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark.

I have recently become obsessed ombre and first discovered this trend through cake. I loved the effect of tinting layers of cake a different shade.

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I next noticed the ombre trend incorporated into interiors and furniture. My plain white IKEA desk is begging to be painted in peach ombre!

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1. Ombre Chair by Design Sponge

2. Ombre Stairs by Design Sponge

3. Ombre Desk by Vintage Revivals

4. Ombre Curtains by Sketch 42

And I love love love this ombre nail idea from The Beauty Department

Stay tuned for an ombre inspired dessert coming soon! And possibly some DIY home decorating attempts….

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  • Reply Food is our religion July 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I LOVE ombre nail idea!! It looks soo cool but seems a bit tricky/fiddly!

    • Reply Swah July 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

      It looks very fiddly, especially considering I can barely paint my nails properly at the best of times. Will attempt when I am feeling particularly competent one day! ;)

  • Reply Sarah@eateatplay July 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ombre! Really wanna make an ombre cake, but seems like so much effort :(

    • Reply Swah July 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

      SO much effort. And possibly beyond my technical abilities. I will give it a go someday!! :)

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