Posts Tagged ‘color inspiration’

Decorating with…Yellow!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I’m making my way around the color wheel, continuing with the Color Series today with a look at one of the most fun colors: yellow! Yellow is such a happy shade to decorate with, wouldn’t you agree? When asked what color we think of as the most optimistic, many of us would quickly reply “yellow!”  

Yellow is the color of sunshine and energy, and with it comes creativity and feelings of positivity too. When used effectively, yellow is the perfect punctuation mark. Whether it’s a painted wall or accents you choose, yellow is that one hue that’s sure to bring an uplifting feeling of joy to your home. 

The stucco on our home is a pale shade of yellow, one we chose over twelve years ago and still love to this day. I play off the soft yellow hues with outdoor cushions and pillows in the courtyard. Yellow walls, both interior and exterior, soak up the sun and will always reflect warmth into a space.

sunny yellow walls

yellow paint in bathroom bhg

yellow painted walls

yellow kitchen walls

sunset via my home ideas / better homes & gardens / source unknown / better homes & gardens

When you’re looking at the walls, take your decorating a step beyond just paint and consider wall treatments such as tongue and groove planks or the beautiful motifs found in patterned wallpapers.

yellow paneled walls

yellow wallpaper in bedroom

yellow wallpaper blue door

tom stringer / shelter interiors / suellen gregory design

     

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Decorating with… Coral!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Continuing the Color Inspiration Series today with a look at one of my favorites, perhaps yours too, the very in vogue shade of coral. It’s been hot this spring and summer in fashion and decor, and is such a happy hue that is part pink part orange. Many people consider coral a feminine shade but I think just like pink that energetic coral is very balanced when partnered with black, navy, or rich wood tones.

coral walls steven gambrel

Steven Gambrel design via Houzz

Coral is the color of the sky at sunrise and sunset, casting a warm glow over the ocean and earth. It’s a perfect paint color in a bedroom, I love it mixed with aqua and modern white accents, very fresh!

coral in girls bedroom

DM Design Solutions

coral wall guest room

Live Laugh Decorate

 

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Feelin’ Blue

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

As a member of the My Colortopia team this week, we’re all taking turns featuring our favorite color as part of My Colorful Life Project and naturally I picked blue.  A lot of things inspire me when it comes to decorating my home and choosing meaningful accessories for it.  Travel inspires me, pattern inspires me, nature inspires me, exotic architecture inspires me, and color inspires me greatly.  The first that always comes to mind when I decorate is blue.   

I’ve always been drawn to blue, and cannot resist its soothing powers.  It’s the color we witness when we go outside on a sunny day or when we visit the coast or take a dip in a pool.   

As an ode to blue, I pulled together some favorite images to illustrate. 

water blues

 

blue glass

 

outdoor blues

 

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