Being a designer is a funny thing sometimes. Like I can help others with their homes all day long, but when it comes to my own home, forget it. I look at endless options and so the project just kind of lingers out there forever. I’ve heard this before and it’s painfully accurate: I’m my own worst client.
Okay, so the backstory: I’ve been thinking about painting my back door an accent color for about the last year. Well I’m finally going to do it, but need to make a decision on the color.
I love the color of camel specifically because it can instantly dress up any space. It feels, warm, rich, and sophisticated. While Navy’s personality gives off different vibes – nautical, bold, traditional – these two totally compliment each other. If you’re going for a look that is classic and stylish, but not overly feminine, these 2 are for you.
Try throwing some fun pattern in the mix, such as leopard.
Pair with textures like acrylic or metallic for a more modern feel.
Use these 2 as a color pop in with light walls to enhance a neutral space.
Or go with a deep blue paint color to make the space feel warm and masculine.
These colors have a way of feeling “dressed up” but they can also be more casual too!
Here’s some ideas to bring the palette into your home just in time for the fall season:
You can’t go wrong with a simple, streamlined leather sofa
Don’t be so square! Do 3 navy lumbar pillows for a nice twist
Loving this retro mod fabric by Robert Allen
Mix up the patterns a bit with this Duralee fabric
Accent chairs in deep blue velvet add drama and contrast
Add luxury and texture with a cowhide rug
He may be little, but this brass side table will sure make a statement
Swooning over this leather wrap watch
Large scale photography prints are flexible and come at a lower price tag as original art
These leather chairs are great for the dining area, or can also act as an accent piece
Blush and gold. Together they are glamorous, soft, and romantic. The ultimate girly combo? Maybe…. but this color scheme can be used in many more places than just your daughter’s bedroom. See! Even in the kitchen! A little accents go a long way.
I love this poster by the way. A purchase waiting to happen.
PERFECT wedding colors.
Or for a shower or party for that matter.
Oh no big deal… just my FAVORITE flowers EVER.
This office is pretty much perfection.
And yes, I will end on a photo of Mariah Carey’s amazing closet! You’re welcome.
Moose Head with Gold Antlers, Etsy
25 Small Heart Tags, Etsy
Rock Chrono Watch, Marc Jacobs
Roundish Mini Bowl, cb2
Fleming Double Pocket Bag, Tori Burch
Whirl Flats, Jimmy Choo
Gold and Pink Love Digital Downloadable Print, Etsy
Janey Pillow, cb2
Drop Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad
Mink Pink Eyes on the Prize Skirt, LuLu’s
Modern Geometric Pink Pillow Cover, Etsy
For links to all items, visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest page!
(all pictures link back to their source. inspiration board credit: me)
Coral is natural, romantic, and playful. It gives off those happy, feel-good vibes. Gray is neutral, reserved, and agreeable. When paired with together, coral shines through, providing a unique look while emitting believability and flexibility. These 2 colors collectively radiate sophistication, whimsy, and flair.
So I recently learned that Sherwin Williams entire numbering system is in the process of changing! Many of you familiar with the system know it was a 4 number system, and now they’re going to a 5 number system. And the numbers are not similar at all. For example, Pure White was SW 7005, and now is SW 30008.
Translation: I’m gonna have to relearn all of my most favorite numbers again! EEEKKK. Oh well. I GUESS I’ll adapt.
The silver lining? Word is there is about a 100 new colors in this new system.
Oh and these are what the new swatch cards look like:
They remind me of trading cards. I think I kinda like them.
How do you other designers/home renovator/Sherwin Williams paint lovers feel about this? Love it or hate it??