Decorating with Analogous Color

March 5th, 2015

Today let’s continue with the color mixing series! I’ve featured examples of decorating with monochromatic color and decorating with complementary color recently, today the focus is on analogous color mixing. Analogous colors are those adjacent to each other on the color wheel and these examples below show this method of mixing color is another no fail way to combine hues in successful pairings by partnering your color of choice with its closest neighbor.

Using complementary colors often adds energy to a space because your mixing opposites on the color wheel, a cool color with a hot/warm one. Decorating with analogous colors can either create a soothing space when the hues are pale, muted, or cool tones, or the technique can be invigorating when the analogous combinations are bold, saturated, or hot colors.

A popular analogous color combination is blue and green, the colors reminiscent of the sea, sky, and the botanicals we are drawn to in the great outdoors.  

blue and green bedroom

jennifer flanders

blue and green dining room

better homes & gardens

blue and green sitting room

rachel reider

blue and green sitting room bhg

better homes & gardens

blue and green living room

bowley builders

Violet sits on the other side of blue as its neighbor so shades of purple or lavender always play well with blue hues.

lavender and blue bedroom

amanda nisbet

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Dot & Bo Giveaway

March 4th, 2015

This is proving to be a very crazy week, I’ve been juggling phone calls between contractors as some minor problems arose with the two kitchen remodel projects going on right now. Meanwhile, I’m putting the finishing touches on the new spring fabric patterns with my self imposed deadline looming, but I’m so very excited to share them with you because the new prints are so fun, fresh, and colorful! My head is spinning with so many details to consider, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

I received an email from Dot & Bo last week that they had named this blog one of their favorites in their Design District Awards, I was so flattered since I’ve been a fan of their site for a long time. Dot & Bo combines interior decorating advice with curated design collections, each day brings new sales in great design categories from rustic farmhouse to retro modern and much more.

dot&bo giveaway

As a gift they generously offered to giveaway a $500 online store credit to one of you. Look around the site, you’ll love it as much as I do! You get $20 off your first purchase of $50+ when you sign up as a member! Enter to win the $500 gift card via the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway