Beige Regency Pillow
Beige Lucky Standard sham
February 17, 2014
February 6, 2014
My favorite subject…color combinations.
Perhaps you’re doing some decorating this weekend. Here’s another great color mix if you are feeling a little daring…
Great for a guest bedroom look.
Picture by Mehreen Qudosi
Nature’s perfect mix right outside my door.
Emerald walls hot pink headboard.
Image by Mehreen Qudosi.
Green wood paneling & Hot Pink chairs.
Design by Kwid.
Tone down both hues and it’s a soothing mix. (My old guest bedroom.)
Hope you have a nice weekend!
P.S. Stay tuned for a GREAT bedding giveaway on House Of Turquoise blog Monday!
November 18, 2013
What is the first design element you see when you enter a room?
The first thing I notice is the mix of colors. Then I see the rest. So of course when I design a room I always start our deciding on a color scheme. That becomes the backbone and inspiration to everything else. So I’m excited to share more color mixes I love. If you have two great colors to anchor your design plan you can go anywhere from there.
Pale pink and chartreuse is a stunning building block that you can add pretty much any other color to and still make it work.
Paint the walls pale pink, add a pink sofa and chartreuse carpet. Black and white accents with wood. Perfect.
Pale pink walls, chartreuse sofa and floral chartreuse upholstery. Add dark green. Romantic.
Pale pink walls, sofa with chartreuse carpet and pillows. Add lucite and white marble with distressed wood.
Walls in the palest pale pink.gray hue, bold chartreuse chairs, then add hot pink, aqua and black and white.
Or the simplest way…add a pair or pink and chartreuse pillows to a white couch, paint the walls pale pink
Definitely a color combo I’ll be using when we find a new home.
October 21, 2013
What color should I paint the room? And what colors work together?
Those are the two questions I probably get more than any other by my design clients, blog readers and friends.
Picking two main colors that create the main theme for the room is the best way to start a design. That gives you a perfect base and you can then add and play with accent colors from there. Finding unusual color combinations is one of my favorite things to do. Often I start a design selecting two colors that at first seem to clash and then I try to solve it by adding a third. I love that challenge.
So I thought I share some of my favorite color mixes every month.
On my mind today is:
Cobalt blue has been a favorite of mine, since I did Luke’s room and I love seeing it softened with coral.
Image via Lonny.
Designer Summer Thornton uses it with great success in a client’s office.
Hutton Wilkinson did his dining room with true Tony Duquette flair.
I had fun using coral and cobalt in a nursery board series for Fieldstone Hill.
Design by Summer Thornton/Image via Decorista.