Color Schemes: Coral, peach, black & gray

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I haven’t contributed to this series in eons but when I came across this color scheme on Design Seeds, I knew I had to find more inspiration so here goes. The dark tones keeps it tailored and masculine but the peachy hues keeps it sweet. This can work well for a nursery, bridal party attire and tablescapes.

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{Images via Subtle Finish, Andrea is the VP of Merchandising for Design and Vintage sales at One Kings Lane via The Coveteur, Chicago Home and Garden, HGTV & Glamour}

Color Schemes: Plum/Grape & Daisy…

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One week ago today my Milwaukee Bucks beat the Lakers. I can’t stand that team so I was estatic. Here’s another opportunity for me to gloat, lol. Purple & yellow…

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{design: David Kaihoi for House Beautiful photos:Ngoc Minh Ngo}

I soooo wish the bookshelves had books with yellow spines somewhere in there. Can you imagine how much more fabulous this space would be with color coordinated books like this?

{Emily Walker of H&H. Photo via Odi et Amo}

In the background you see framed fabric. Here’s another view of that room.

{The Classic Invitation}

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Color Schemes: Purple & Pink Christmas Holiday decor…

I had a conversation on twitter about the chance that a purple and pink tree could turn out tacky. Frankly, depending on how it’s decorated, any tree regardless of hue can become tacky. So here is a round of inspiration in a non traditional scheme that’s sure to make any girl happy. Above, I adore the display of cards on ribbon with ornaments and the ornaments and candles over the mantle. Simple easy decor ideas…

Tree decor design tips: Use beads (think Marti Gras) or ribbon instead of garland, use different sized bulbs to create more dimension, and instead of a star, use foliage and glittered branches at the tops of the tree…

{Lonny mag}

 

I prefer ribbon a little differently but the hues are still pretty…

Color Schemes Xmas Edition: Aqua and Silver Winter Wonderland

I recently  had a conversation with a friend who is having a debate with her husband about holiday color schemes. He wants blue and green but it reminds her of her school colors. She also feels it’s not Christmas-see enough if she doesn’t have red. So I started thinking of beautiful holiday schemes that aren’t traditional. The Winter Wonderland is exactly the kind of scheme that makes me feel totally in the mood. You can even add hot pink or fire engine red to the turquoise hues for a pop of color. Love the ribbon and disco balls and ornaments in urns looks…

A lot of the decor can be done on a budget. Branches from the yard spray painted can create a nice tablescape, ribbon by the roll can be purchased from Michael’s or Jo-Ann Fabric and you can use their weekly 40% off coupons in the paper. You can also get random mirrors from thrift stores of the Goodwill and spray paint the frames for mantle decorating. Dollar stores usually carry cone-shaped styrofoam that you can cover in glitter…

{images via The Lennoxx, Ehome, Fox Hollow Cottage & Belle Maison}

Color Schemes: Navy, Camel & Animal Print…

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This color scheme is so masculine and looks good paired together in fashion as well as interiors. It reminds me of THIS except navy is more safe than black…

 I know this doesn’t have any animal print but the hues is the same. And that funky textural chair keeps the visual interest…

{other images via HGTV, Pinterest, Houzz}

Color Schemes: Aqua, Mustard & Mocha Hues…

{via French Elle}

When I came across this picture I knew I needed to find interiors with this color scheme. The mustard and mocha hues reminds me of Autumn but the added aquamarine makes me think of calm ocean waters….

{via House of Turquoise}

This color scheme is a different take for a kids space. It’s colorful but gender friendly…

via Effortless Style

 

 This above pic reminds me of the 70s…

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NJ Residential contemporary living room

Alot of conversational areas in this space. Perfect for entertaining…

Grays is a neutral hue that looks fabulous when paired w/any color…

{via Lori Graham Design}
So yesterday was quite dreary and the other night we had thunderstorms (which I live for). But while commuting to work I noticed how lovely the tops of trees look against the gray sky. Made me think how many colors gray can be paired with. As much as black is my fav color, I feel gray is neutral enough but dark enough to make saturated hues pop. Just look…the above design I love. The black and white is ever so classic, but the pop of georgia peach is even better. The gray looks good with both tones…
{via my Pinterest}

I’ll take this chandelier for $200 Alex….

{via Birch & Bird}
Love burnt orange for fall and this modern decor is it. Velvety sofa? Perfect for autumn. By no means am I suggesting to switch your main pieces of furniture with the seasons because that’s expensive & just ridiculous. This image just screams fall to me….

Cranberry & gray is a much better pairing than black and reds because gray is less jarring…

Beautiful contrast between the gray & turquoise. You know me, I love my TURQ hues…

A nice little tufted gray and camel KITCHEN NOOK….

This dandelion chandelier & the BLUSH hued pinks that we seen in Jennifer Lopez’s home is so girlie. But I still love THIS vintage gray & pink room the best…

{Adore Home Mag styled by fellow design blogger Ashlina Kaposta}

I love this look. It’s a little unexpected for me. When I think of grays I usually pair it with silvers and gun-metal. At least in wardrobe so to see it with gold and bronze accents is a nice surprise. I love BAR CARTS. Even if you don’t entertain, it looks so stylish to have your “spirits” on deck in such a fancy way.


A bright taxi cab yellow & gray color scheme…reminds me of THIS inspiration from nature. That backsplash is very bold. I wouldn’t suggest that if you’re planning on selling your home soon (unless you don’t mind changing it) as you will certainly limit the buyer pool. You want to stay as neutral as possible. (For more designing for resale tips, see THIS). However if you plan to stay awhile, I would completely personalize the space too…

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