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Color Schemes

19 Mar

Recently, I’ve been working on the redesign of a home office/playroom. It’s been a lot of fun, and I wanted to share with you some of the different options I showed the client:

Option 1. Yellow with blue and accents of brown. Blue & brown have been around for a while now, but I think what will keep this look fresh is mixing it with new accent colors and changing the type of blue that is used. Fabrics above are by Romo, Barbara Barry, and Duralee, among others, carpet is by FLOR, table by West Elm and art by the talented Marisa at Creative Thursday.

Option 2. A softer look, with soft greens, reds and a pattern mix. I love the polka dot fabric, which is by Lee Jofa. The others are Duralee, Schumacher, Ralph Lauren, and Kravet, along with a few others. Furniture is by Pottery Barn and the Company Store, carpet by FLOR and paint by Benjamin Moore.

Option 3. My favorite, and luckily the client’s too! Fabrics are Duralee, Kravet & Schumacher, and paint by Benjamin Moore. Art above is by Marisa at Creative Thursday; the piece below is by SuspectShoppe, both on etsy. How about you; which do you like best?

Work is in progress now and I can’t wait to show you the finished result!

Purple & Lime

18 Jan

Or, berry and chartreuse.

This is a color combination that I think we will be seeing more of soon. I have been noticing a lot of chartreuse in accessories lately, and both of these colors in fabrics for spring.

One of my favorite blogs, decor8, touched on this a couple of weeks ago too, with lots of lovely pictures to go with. She’s noticed it too! I had been mulling this post over in my head for a while, so decided to go ahead also, since I had pictures of my own to show you!

I have had this combination in my bedroom for 3 years now, and am feeling the need to move on, but not before I wrote about these colors here. I just love them too much, and I wouldn’t even describe myself as a purple person. It was my favorite color as a child, and I went through a lavender clothing phase at about 16, but since then, not so much, discounting the purple imac I had in 1999. But it’s grown on me again recently.

I like a really warm purple, or a very deep one. My bedroom walls right now are:

which in my south-facing bedroom just glows, and I have a chair that is Danish Modern with nubby lime upholstery. And green lamps.

I got the image above from the Benjamin Moore website. The colors currently on their site are variations of purple! Coincidence? I think not. This color is hot right now.

It’s nothing new, however. It’s a color combination we see in nature all the time, and one that frequently floors me with its intensity:

This is from last year, outside my local Kinko’s. Incredible. Can’t wait to see it again this year.

Then there’s this, on my patio:

A classic San Diego sight.

And, most recently, these:

from the Hillcrest farmer’s market. I have no idea what these are (if you do, please tell me!) but once again, it was these colors together that got me.

They inspired a recent work:

Where have you seen them lately? And are they growing on you like they have on me?