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02 . 23 . 10

Many years ago, I bought a fabulous pair of Anya Hindmarch shoes in London and the color was called Petrol. The color is a blue/green/turquoise and the name comes from the word for gasoline in the UK. It seems rather fitting then that the British couple, Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, who own The Rug Company should have petrol coloured walls in their London home. To see more, pick up the March 2010 issue of Vogue or check it out online at Vogue.com. Cheers!

Photo by François Halard

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  1. Anna/Quilted Giraffe February 23, 2010 | 7:57 pm

    I loved that article in Vogue!

  2. Averill February 23, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    Whatever you call it, I love this color!

  3. myletterstoemily February 23, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    i am going to call anything greenish/blueish
    ‘petrol’ now. my husband is even in the
    petrol business. 🙂

  4. Laurie Jones February 23, 2010 | 9:03 pm

    I have never heard of that color before, I like this photo very much, the rug however I love, with so much going on in the room it still steals the show for me!

  5. sweet european dreams February 23, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    It’s funny because I could picture the color of the shoe as soon as you revealed the name. Very creative and PERFECT for that shade. Enjoy your new kicks!

  6. Frog Hollow Farm Girl February 23, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    Love the color, it’s the color of my kitchen counters….

  7. NYCLQ February 24, 2010 | 12:26 am

    What a beautiful color. And love the balance in the space of the bookcase on left with graphic art on right.

    😀 Lynda

  8. tartanscot February 24, 2010 | 12:30 am

    love. way love.

  9. Lauren February 24, 2010 | 2:20 am

    Oh, I could spend hours in their bathroom. Gorgeous design. And here’s to petrol..what a gorgeous color. Great find, thanks for sharing! Vogue is now on my shopping list for the weekend 🙂

  10. Amanda February 24, 2010 | 3:12 am

    I seriously had to do an intake of breath when I saw this room. gorgeous. fabulous. perfect. my dream space…

  11. Karena February 24, 2010 | 5:32 am

    Petrol, I love it. The room is fabulous, love all of the unique details.


  12. SuSu February 24, 2010 | 6:22 am

    I have a handbag (Coach) that I immediately purchased when I saw it an ad – same great color! I really love that deep shade. Now painting an upstairs sitting room/office in that color with the fireplace and trim staying white. I will now call the room the “petrol-painted room!”

  13. Doces Abobrinhas da Roberta February 24, 2010 | 10:58 am

    I loved the blog, beautiful post. a sweet kiss and zucchini to the Brazilian

  14. jones February 24, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    I love this room–so many books and energy. Needless to say, “Petrol” makes the room over-the-top.

  15. melissa February 24, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    every element in this room is brilliant!!!

  16. Bailey Quin February 24, 2010 | 3:01 pm

    I had “petrol” colored walls in my first apartment and they didn’t look NEARLY this chic. Probably because of the futon and other college themed decor.

  17. Julie February 24, 2010 | 5:15 pm

    Love its similarity to teal, one of my all time favorite colors. This is cool too.