Red & Teal
As you will see as the blog starts to take shape, I use pretty neutral colors in my permanent decorating (paint, furniture, etc.), and let the color pop in details. However I love color - and would love to inspire others to be a little more bold that I am. Here is an inspiration board for a bedroom that is a little modern & a lot of color.
Red and Teal has really been making the rounds for the past couple years & I love the combo. Especially when it's paired with a dark & light French Grey combo.
1. Abigal Bedding by Target 2. Red 4 Rectangle Metal Wall Art by Bed Bath & Beyond 3. It's Obvious 1 & 2 Wall Art by Bed Bath & Beyond 4. Hudson Night Stand by ZGallerie 5. Calliope II Wall Art by Bed Bath & Beyond 6. Hourglass Resin Table Lamp Red by Target 7. Kovas 60 degrees 1 Light Taple Lamp in Red
Ideally you would paint the bedroom walls a deep teal color & do an accent wall behind the bed in the dark grey. You would get red accents such as artwork, lamps, and miscellaneous bedroom furniture. If you are shy about color, there are other ways to change up this theme. Feel free to write if you are interested, and I can give advice.
Grey & White
I am personally in LOVE with the color combo of grey and white right now. It's not as harsh as black and white, and it can be very chic. I think that this combination could work for just about any room in the house, but today I've looked at it for your living room/ den. You can see the blog post about this combo here.
1. Sutton Sofette - West Elm 2. Hoopla Amber Table Lamp - Crate & Barrel 3. Henry Sofa - West Elm 4. Sylvia Pedestal Accent Table - Pottery Barn 5. Whirlwind Metal Wall Art - Bed Bath & Beyond 6. Kailyn 5Lite Chandelier Lamp - Target 7. Abby Mauve Decorative Pillow - Target 8. Home Textured Throw - Target
In this situation, I think that you would do best with a soft grey wall and a slightly off-white trim color combo. You could add a wonderful eggplant chaise, or pair of footstools to throw in more color & accent with dark wood (even as dark as black) for the coffee table, television stand, etc.
Bright Green Dining Room
I love decorating with green. Check out this bright dining room set up:
Chair: Mitchell Armless Chair - Target, Sideboard: Cirque Three-Door Sideboard - Crate & Barrel, Dining Table: Basque Dining Table - Crate & Barrel, Bench: Essex Bench - West Elm, Plate: Reactive Dinner Plates - Target, Clock: Brushed Metal Clock - Target, Vase: Helena Vase - Crate & Barrel, Floor Vase: Rattan Vase - Crate & Barrel, Plant: Onion Grass/ Ceddum in Metal - Target
Bright green walls with accents of beige, brown copper and slate blue make this room happy, classic & comfortable.
Check out the blog post about this room here.
Check out the blog post about this room here.
One of the easiest ways to decorate a room is to make it light and airy. There are a lot of colors that are usually associated with the beach, light blues, yellows, sand, white, ivory... using all of these colors as well as mixing in a few pieces of dark furniture, here is a board that will show you just how bright and beautiful a room can be.
|Jute Rug - World Market, Henry Sofa - West Elm, Dolce Lounge Chair - Target, Jack Table Lamp - Crate & Barrel, Home Universe Pillow - Target, Home Textured Throw - Target, Walnut Grove Coffee Table - JCPenney, Chunky Floor Mirror - West Elm|
This scheme is as easy as light beige wall and a mixture of all the colors you see above. See the full post here.
Navy & Honeysuckle
One of the hottest wedding color combos out there right now is navy and fuchsia and Honeysuckle was named color of the year for 2011...so I am going to take that idea, and put together a room. I am going to stick with the living room, because I think that with these ideas, the color scheme can be easily translated into a bedroom or dining room.
A bold blue on the wall will make the room seem romantic. This absolutely makes me want to change a room in our house! Hopefully it insipres you as well.
Check out the blog post here.
Blue and Green Kid's Room
For this scheme - I would start with a blue wall. Either a bold blue for the whole room, or an accent of a bold blue wall behind the bed. Trim could be natural wood or white, keep the floor neutral with carpeting or hard wood floors (warm hard wood floors would look great here).
You could do just about any window treatment in this room - grommeted floor length curtains over a rattan shade would probably be my preference.
Check out the entire blog post here. In the whole post I address storage concerns as well as ways to make this theme work for any age group!
Turquoise & Citron
This has got to be one of my favorite new color combos. We have a pillow on our couch that is turquoise & with the new citron pillows added to the couch, the bright color combo is amazing. Now we aren't keeping that blue pillow there, it's just for added structure when we are both laying on the couch, but as I look around recently, I see that combo in other places.
Here is the inspiration board for a chic living room scenario:
Click the following link for the entire post: Turquoise & Citron
White Bedroom with a Pop of Green
Imagine soft white walls and and trim, a white dresser and bright green curtains from a brushed silver curtain rod. A white and green rug & dark hard woods make this room cozy, bright & fresh. Prop the white mirror up against a white wall with a large plant next to it.
Check out the original post here: White with a Pop
Citron & Grey
Start with light grey walls. I would stay in the cool palette, but this paring could work with a subtle beige as well. Crisp white trim & beautiful citron curtains like these (and totally love this lamp too by the way!):
Any color wood will work with this palette. I tend to like dark woods & think that the bright yellow will wake them up, so that's what I am using for this inspiration board, but feel free to experiment with all colors of hard wood.
It is easy to envision this board with a slighting lighter, almost chartreuse yellow/green as well. The images I found were not quite as bright as I would have hoped for, but you get the picture. The grey and yellow are extremely complementary & would go well with crisp white furniture, contemporary metal furnishings or traditional dark woods.
Check out the whole post here: Citron & Grey Inspiration Board