Immediately following the holidays I always find myself craving clean, calm and crisp environments. Out with excess and busy details of the holiday season and in with simplicity. We’ve already given the heave-ho to all all Christmas decor and I’m the process of editing everything down in our home (and my wardrobe). As a visual palette cleaners, here is an amazing monochromatic space (via this French blog) that really OWNS the black and white look. Right down to the children’s room. I love how this looks, but it would be so hard to not let ANY color into my space I think. But I love the way it looks and keeps everything neat and tidy looking, even if it’s not!
Paint colors are always the number one questions you guys seems to have, and I think that’s because picking paint is really difficult! Luckily, repainting rooms isn’t the most expensive or hardest thing to do so taking a risk isn’t as scary as say, wallpaper or a sofa fabric! But you still want to love it and make sure it’s a color that looks timeless, whether it’s fun and bold or soft and soothing.
This coming year I’m seeing a lot of greens, blues and warm-based neutrals. I’m kinda done with cold greys and more into those warmed up with a little brown. I also see dark brown making a bit of a comeback- but in this case, cooled down with a touch of grey or mixed with a smidge of red/purple to make it extra rich!
Fall is now officially here and I’m getting in the mood for cozier days ahead free of the chill of air-conditioning or muggy, sticky humidity! One of the colors I am SO jonesing for is sagey-grey-olivey-green. Kind of a complicated color that can go SO wrong if not the right tone, it’s both warm and cool and totally sophisticated. Look for green that have a nice dose of grey to them and pair them with gold, creams, charcoals, wood tones and leather. For colors that compliment try a birds egg blue or coral. :)
I saw this picture from Luella & June on Pinterest and it made me lust for spring (here in New England we’ve had a brutal and abrupt return to winter making us all cranky!) What I love about this is the color combination of orange and blue- a pairing that is fresh, spring-like and one we use often.
Nothing pairs better with blue and white china than oranges and fresh greens!!!
As you know from my blogging here I have hard time committing to color in a big way- and I see it all the time with clients too. It’s scary to invest in a bold color sofa, chair or even wall color- but it IS easy to add it via pillows, rugs and other accents. And color doesn’t have to be COLOR!!!!! A subtle use of a couple colors or the use of one strong color in a repetitive way can really make a mark.
So in partnering with One Kings Lane, we decided it was time to add a bit of color back into our office since painting over the bold coral walls with white. And since I’m obsessed with blue, we decided on blue with a hint of coral-pink (a great combo!) We found so many great items to make a real pop!