Color

what color to paint my door?

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.

Here’s some of my favorite inspiration pics:

 

Painted Door - Claire Zinnecker - Farrow & Ball Light Blue

 

Chelsea Fullerton's Yellow Door - Home Tour on the EveryGirl

 

Jenny Piazza's Front Door - Country Living

 

Door in Essaouira Morocco - by Maryam Montague

Sources:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4

From the white bungalow to the Moroccan entry, clearly I’m drawn to soft and playful colors.   Which one is your favorite??

PS> My exterior is like a taupe color now. We’re looking to paint the exterior soon as well, possibly to a richer warm gray.

 

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color story: moss + pink

Pink has always been a chic, feminine color.  But using pink in your home doesn’t have to say, “hey look at me, I’m a girls bedroom!”  If it feels too girly for your taste, jazz it up with mossy green to create a fun, welcoming space!

These colors tend to create a more traditional feel, but depending on the patterns and textures used, the look lean towards bohemian, modern, or tropical.

Camille Styles studio

Caladiums via Southern Living

Pink and green style fashion

Here’s a nice variation with coral & some gold!

Emily Henderson Bedroom - green, coral, gold.

pretty office via Style Me Pretty

pink and green color palette

Pink and green camper design

Real Simple color combinations

Here’s a few of my favorite picks for this color combo:

moss green and pink color story

For the sources, please visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest Page.  Enjoy your Tuesday!

color story: gray + cream + linen

It’s a cold and dreary February morning here in Texas.  I don’t want to get out of bed.  36 degrees may seem warm to half of the US right now, but my skin has definitely thinned out in my years removed from the Mitten State.  Although I can’t seem to count the good things about this time of year on 2 hands, one thing that can be beautiful is the peaceful solitude and lack of color. Grays + creams seem to go hand-in-hand with winter.  They are soft and subtle.  Deep and calming.  They make you just want to curl up in a corner with a blanket. Herz Allerliebst bedding

I think that is why this color combo is so popular in bedrooms.

sophisticated and simple gray bedroom gray linen and white bedroom

Deko's House - Bedroom - Emma's Blogg

A kitchen composed of all neutrals is my absolute fave.  I love how light and open it feels. Tobi Fairley Pleasant Valley Kitchen

Gray and cream can be quite stunning. And stylish. gray coat + cream sweater

I love the soft gray tones, but also the charcoals, too. They add just the right amount of drama and contrast to the space

modern creams & gray living room Joanna Laajisto - Finlandia Caviar Toilix chairs

Check out this lovely paint palette from Better Homes & Gardens!  (click on picture below to get more info on colors) warm gray paint colors

This look is pretty hard to mess up.  Just pair varying neutral shades and textures together, in a mix of warm and cool, and you’ll have that polished, relaxed look:

color story - gray, linen, and cream color inspiration board - vim & vintage blog

sofa, chair: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | pillows: dwell studio | paint color: Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal | rug: Dash + Albert

(all images link back to their original source)

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!

 

(all the images above link back to their source, if known)

emerald city

Homepolish- Kelly Oxford's Palm Springs Home

I’m a sucker for anything that is crisp white or mid-century.  So it comes as no surprise that I was instantly obsessed with writer Kelly Oxford’s Palm Springs residence.  Add in some natural fiber rugs, pops of emerald green, and some plant life, and I’m all in.

Homepolish - Kelly Oxford and Orlando Soria

Homepolish Designer Orlando Soria (aka Emily Henderson’s old right hand man) was the brainchild behind this lovely project.  Truly, he is a design rock star and I am always excited to see his work because you never know what his creative next move might be.  He’s fearless when it comes to design, a trait he definitely shares with Emily.  And if you follow him on Instagram you know he’s also pretty hilarious.

 

West Elm Lamp - Homepolish

Loving this shot and contrast between the soft neutrals and bold emerald.

Homepolish - Accessories at Kelly Oxford's Home

What a great idea to stagger the 2 coffee tables.  Great way to fill the huge space between the sofas but not in a massive, cluttered way.Homepolish- Kelly Oxford's Living Room

 

 

Homepolish Kelly Oxford's Dining Room

Beautiful kilim rug.  And the copper bar stools really give the bar some bling.

Homepolish Kelly Oxford's Bar

 

Happy Tuesday!!

(All photos courtesy of Homepolish.  Each photo links back to the original source.)