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.
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.
Here’s a nice variation with coral & some gold!
Here’s a few of my favorite picks for this color combo:
For the sources, please visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest Page. Enjoy your Tuesday!
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.
I think that is why this color combo is so popular in bedrooms.
A kitchen composed of all neutrals is my absolute fave. I love how light and open it feels.
Gray and cream can be quite stunning. And stylish.
I love the soft gray tones, but also the charcoals, too. They add just the right amount of drama and contrast to the space
Check out this lovely paint palette from Better Homes & Gardens! (click on picture below to get more info on 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:
sofa, chair: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | pillows: dwell studio | paint color: Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal | rug: Dash + Albert
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
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 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.
Loving this shot and contrast between the soft neutrals and bold emerald.
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.
Beautiful kilim rug. And the copper bar stools really give the bar some bling.
(All photos courtesy of Homepolish. Each photo links back to the original source.)