color story

color story: camel + navy

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.

camel + navy living room by Rosa Beltran

camel coat + navy shirt


Try throwing some fun pattern in the mix, such as leopard.

The Everygirl Carly Haslee - camel + navy

Pair with textures like acrylic or metallic for a more modern feel.


fun navy dining room


camel + blue dining room

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.


navy bedroom with camel headboard

These colors have a way of feeling “dressed up” but they can also be more casual too!

camel skirt + navy top

Here’s some ideas to bring the palette into your home just in time for the fall season:

camel + navy inspiration color board

  1. You can’t go wrong with a simple, streamlined leather sofa
  2. Don’t be so square! Do 3 navy lumbar pillows for a nice twist
  3. Loving this retro mod fabric by Robert Allen
  4. Mix up the patterns a bit with this Duralee fabric
  5. Accent chairs in deep blue velvet add drama and contrast
  6. Add luxury and texture with a cowhide rug
  7. He may be little, but this brass side table will sure make a statement
  8. Swooning over this leather wrap watch
  9. Large scale photography prints are flexible and come at a lower price tag as original art
  10. These leather chairs are great for the dining area, or can also act as an accent piece
  11. Navy handbags are fun and work for all seasons

For the sources to these items and more, check out the Camel + Navy board on V&V’s Pinterest page!


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color story: blush + gold

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.    kitchen with pink & gold accentsSee! Even in the kitchen!  A little accents go a long way.

be happy be bright be you

I love this poster by the way.  A purchase waiting to happen.

blush and gold - color scheme


blush coat with gold buttons

blush and gold event decorPERFECT wedding colors.

blush and gold

Or for a shower or party for that matter.

blush blazer with gold top

pink cocktails


pink and gold accessories

blush pink peoniesOh no big deal… just my FAVORITE flowers EVER.

pink and gold office design

This office is pretty much perfection.

pink and gold stationary

Mariah Careys closet!

And yes, I will end on a photo of  Mariah Carey’s amazing closet!  You’re welcome.


blush and gold color scheme- inspiration board


  1. Moose Head with Gold Antlers, Etsy
  2. 25 Small Heart Tags, Etsy
  3. Rock Chrono Watch, Marc Jacobs
  4. Roundish Mini Bowl, cb2
  5. Fleming Double Pocket Bag, Tori Burch
  6. Whirl Flats, Jimmy Choo
  7. Gold and Pink Love Digital Downloadable Print, Etsy
  8. Janey Pillow, cb2
  9. Drop Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad
  10. Mink Pink Eyes on the Prize Skirt, LuLu’s
  11. 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)

color story: red + sky blue

Just in time for the 4th of July,  here’s one of my all time fave color combos!  Bold and eye-catching, sky blue + red has a crisp, classic look that has been stylish in retro and modern designs.

Don’t you just LOVE this??


Great photo of a refreshing Independence Day beverage. Click for the recipe!


Happy exterior.


The love affair with subway tile continues.






I love how happy she looks in this picture.  And the dress/necklace combo is just brilliant.



Love this color scheme?  Here’s some ways to get the look all year-long.



A) Template Tank with Tucked Tiered Skirt, both Anthropologie

B) Franco Sarto Vaunt Sandal, DSW.

C) Red & Turquoise Lattice Earrings, DejaVu

D) Awaiting Love Bracelet, DejaVu

E) Red & Turquoise Czech Glass Bead Necklace, Crown and Cole,

F) Dahlia flower in crimson & robin egg blue handmade plates,  Hope Johnson,

G) Jackson Sectional, West Elm

H) Water Birds 20 X 20 Linen Pillow, Hable Construction

I) Red & Turquoise large landscape painting, original on oil by Pamela Munger,

J) Zig Zag Rug in blue, Urban Outfitters.

K) Alberta Lamp in Turquoise, Bobby Berk Home

L) Gradated Stripe Pouf in Red, West Elm

color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??


The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley


Love this!







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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

color story: turquoise + lime

Turquoise and lime.  2 of my favorite colors of all time.  But how do they look together…? Obviously stunning.  Too much of a good thing is…well… fabulous!


I LOVE this bedroom. The wallpaper and chair fabric are wonderful.


These two colors are best accented against a white backdrop.


 Green walls blue door!


Look at those eyes!


Spend the first few months of your life here and your destined to grow up with good taste.


This tile makes my life complete. Seriously.



My picks for turquoise + lime?  You got it.


A) Audrey Brooke Betty Slingback Pump, DSW……    B) Madeline Chair, Urban Outfitters….  C)  Vent Pillow, Cococozy……  D) Quatrefoil Pillow, Cococozy……  E) Eilleen Kathryn Boyd  Fabrics by Duralee, (top to bottom:  15387-579 ,15377-246 , 15370-554) …… F) Kamal Vase, Z Gallerie…..   G) Pendant Necklace by Kate & Co. Jewelry,….  H)  Mexicali Smocked Maxi Dress, Old Navy