We all draw our inspiration from different places. Finding inspiration in food… that’s perfectly normal, right? Yup. Some of the most cheery colors out there are citrus tones. Lime, grapefruit, orange, lemon… They are like little works of art. Especially when styled like this pic below:
And besides, what’s summer without good music, longer days, – and of course – bright colors?
Oh and Margaritas!! Can’t leave that off the list!! (Click the picture below for the recipe to this Pink Grapefruit Lime Margarita)
Honestly, this may be my favorite color palette in the world. (I may have said that before in a blog post, but I was just kidding, and am super serious now.)
I mean, some of my favorite interior shots EVER are in this palette:
You may remember the image from above. This home was featured in Coastal Living.
And this one: well if a green banquette doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.
Tastefully done with some more traditional flair.
This nugget below made the cover of Southern Living’s May 2012 issue. For me, it still remains one of the best mixes of prints I’ve seen in an interior.
And let me just say – Mandi at Vintage Revivals is the bomb-dot-com, because she gets the last 2 photo mentions.
This first one is the love child of retro vintage and bohemian styles and it’s awesome.
And YES, one of my favorite DIY projects of all time!!! Seriously, still can’t get over that hex wall. She’s a genius!
MYTH #1: You have to live in FL to rock these colors.
MYTH #2: Using a bunch of bright colors together creates disaster.
As proven by the pictures above, both of these statements are totally false! Yes, these colors do favor coastal environments, but when done right, anyone can pull off this look. Intermix some of these fresh tones in, and the fruits of your labor will pay off (See what I did there?)
1 // such an awesome book with inspiring bright colors, from Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar
2 // I don’t think it’s possible to talk about bright colors and not bring in some Jonathan Adler. This chair comes in a variety of finishes and colors!
3 // of course you need some fun fabrics. ( Clockwise from top left: Robert Allen Out of Bounds Chartruese, Kravet Almora 712, Robert Allen Delighted Citrine, Robert Allen Cats Cradle Papaya)
4 // yes, I always have to feature a watch. This Michael Kors one is pure dynamite!
5 // pretty pillow cover
6 // most possibly the cutest set of measuring cups
7 // simple, elegant, and versatile summer wedges
8 // I wish I could have each and every one of Madeline Weinreb’s rugs. They are absolute perfection
9 // another fun, midcentury-inspired JA chair!
10 // vintage vase in a fun yellow color!
Have yourself a bright and cheery day! xo
(inspiration board is my creation, but all other photos link back to their original source)