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Wanting to recover cushions in caravan...unsure of best colour to go with the wood

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bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 16:45:28

Okay - so we bought a caravan over the weekend and I want to make some covers for the cushions ( & re-do pelmets/tie backs, etc ) - at the moment they're a typical caravan colour scheme of random patterned biscuit & terracotta type cushions. I've had a look on pinterest but it's all either very retro ( 50's diner type look ) or Cath Kidston-esque vintagey look. Neither of which would suit as it's not an old van.
The units are that lovely ( confused ) orange beech colour ever popular with caravan manufacturers and I'd quite like to find something that goes with it.
If you could choose a colour scheme to go with the lovely orangey wood - what colour scheme would you choose?

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 16:47:47

I would go with blue, a complete contrast

allmycats Tue 25-Mar-14 16:49:00

Why don't you go a large caravan dealership and look around the vans there and see if you can pick up any ideas.

bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 16:58:24

A dark blue or a teal type blue anyfucker? We don't have a dealership very close by allmycats and also I think they're all of the similar ilk when it comes to the upholstery fabric used and that's really what I'm trying to get away from.
I'd like a 'look' ie a retro 'look' or a vintage 'look' but just not either of those..... I am truly confusing myself so goodness knows how anyone else is meant to make sense of my ramblings!

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 17:13:39

teal/turquoise

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 17:14:24

I am not into vintage, I like clean lines so I would choose a deep plain blue

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 17:16:27

something like this

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 17:17:02

sorry, that link didn't go to the right colour page, the one I meant is "teal tension"

bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 17:42:37

Funnily enough I was thinking of maybe using either these or these - making like a fitted sheet type cover just for the larger cushions so they can be removed easily ( 2 dogs and 2 young DCs ). Then getting some nicer cushions and possibly just storing the others.
If I were to choose grey I thought that some nice lighter grey/yellow/teal/hot pink cushions would be nice. If I went for the teal covers for the larger cushions - what colours could be used for the smaller cushions?

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 17:47:12

yellow/pink I would not use with the orange tinged wood

always a contrast (for me)

I like this combination (with the orangey tinted one being the wood) here

bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 18:04:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 18:08:50

You must be talented at sewing. I couldn't do that smile

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 18:09:20

I like earthy colours, not everyone does

bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 19:03:27

Not that confident but my mum is grin grin - haven't put this project her way yet but I'm certain she knows it's coming! smile

bobkate Tue 25-Mar-14 19:55:50

Sorry - asked HQ to remove my original link as it was linking to my pinterest log in page as well. This - in case anyone else is wondering - was the sort of pattern/idea I thought I could maybe try to make a removable cover for the larger cushions.... www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2012/11/tutorial-easy-diy-crib-sheets.html Can't remember what else I'd put in that post but probably waffled along about something smile

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