Color Inspiration

Decorating with.. Orange!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

September is my favorite month – not only because we celebrate our wedding anniversary (and my birthday!) but because when it comes to the weather, only October and May can compete. Sunny skies and turning leaves make me appreciate each day as the season changes from summer to autumn, and I can’t help but spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Today I’m continuing the Color Series with a hue we see so often this time of year, the color orange. I absolutely love this color in all shades from vivid citrus to earthier amber, especially paired with its complement blue (my favorite hue) or calming gray.

orange leaves blue vases bhg

better homes & gardens

One of my favorite spaces to spy orange is in kids’ rooms, it’s a gender neutral hue and makes a child’s space a happy one.

orange crib and changing table alice lane

 

orange nursery palette

blue and orange nursery

orange surfboard style headboards anne hepfer

orange and gray boys room lucy and co

orange and blue nursery

 alice lane / lilly bunn / finnian’s moon interiors / anne hepfer / lucy and co / new arrivals inc

  

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Decorating with… Green!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Color Series continues today with a peek at the verdant shade of green, one I always refer to as “seasonless” because this hue works well inside and out and all year round, in winter, spring, summer, and fall. The color is found in what we see when we look outside each day, from the leaves on every botanical to moss covered trees to rolling grass covered hills to deep green forests.

Green paint is available in countless shades as anyone knows from visiting the paint store. It’s a color that can communicate whatever a designer or homeowner wants depending on the lightness or darkness or saturation selected.

celedon green walls ikea

green painted backs to built in bookcases

livet hemma / tobi fairley

Pale shades like celedon or celery are light and airy, less saturated hues like sage are subtle and play the role of a neutral. Brighter lime or chartreuse greens always pack a punch while mint or seafoam greens brighten and cheer. Dramatic and deeper jade and olive introduce drama, while vivid emerald and Kelly add an dash of modern chic.

minty green walls katie rosenfeld

green walls house beautiful

jade green walls

katie rosenfeld / house beautiful / vtwonen mag /

 

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