From Runway to Color Palette

Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 10 no-carve pumpkin ideas for your Halloween!

Trend: The no-carve pumpkin. I have great memories of carving pumpkins as a kiddo, but sometimes it’s just easier (and maybe more fun) to go the no-carve pumpkin route. Need some inspiration to get you started?

Golden Pumpkin from Dough Puncher.

Decoupaged Pumpkins from FunkyTime.

Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins from A Night Owl.

Yarn Jack ‘o Lantern from BHG Style Spotter The Paper Mama.

Candy Corn Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens.

Striped Pumpkin from Makely School for Girls.

Gold Geo Pumpkins from Lovely Indeed.

Silhouette Pumpkins from Celebrations.com.

 Funky Ombre Pumpkin from FunkyTime.

Creepy Cat Eye Pumpkin from Paper & Stitch.

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Feeling Fall

Whether you like it or not, it’s fall! Some places are experiencing fall more than others. Where I’m from, we have a beautiful, colorful fall season. The trees turn epic hues of orange, red, brown and deep deep green. The weather becomes crisp and cool, making one desire warm textures and fabrics. When I first saw the outfit below I instantly got excited for early fall. It’s a season where you can layer those warm and deep shades in your outfits and in your home. Burnt orange, army green and cranberry red look stunning together. All you need to do is anchor those colors with neutrals such as black, cream and add a splash of gold to the mix. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Floor Pillow 2. Chair 3. Wall Hook 4. Rug 5. Pillow 6. Wire Cubes 7. Butterfly Chair For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Shady Lane is one of my favorite green hues to use on a wall, in accessories and even in upholstered pieces.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
For a creamy wall color, try Butter Pecan.

Color Inspiration: boots.
Use Rustique in accessories and fabrics. It’s the perfect warm tone.

Bonus: Autumn Orange and Brick Red are both fall friendly choices.

Outfit Photo via Obaz. Paint via Benjamin Moore.

Below we see some of our favorite fall color trends being used in this hip and cool living space. What are your thoughts??

Image via Vintage Revivals.


Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Turning Turquoise

Unlike some colors, turquoise has to be paired with just the right colors to be trendy and not tacky. Inspired by the sea and all of it’s beauty, this color can be a stunning accent for any room. For fashion, it’s best to wear one key piece in this bright color and pair it with neutrals and or denims. The same goes for room decor. Try using a neutral sofa and adding turquoise throw pillows or a turquoise side table. Another fun idea would be to find a rug with a turquoise weaved throughout and add it to a neutral space for just the right amount of color! Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Sofa 2. Pillows 3. Side Table 4. Pouf 5. Chair 6. Rug For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Turquish is a color that should be used sparingly. It’s a beautiful turquoise, perfect for accessories and accent walls.

Color Inspiration: Scarf.
For another colorful accent, Rejuvenate is a great option to pair with turquoise.

Color Inspiration: T-shirt.
Use a cool white like Pure White on your walls in in furniture pieces.

Bonus: Grays and blacks are also lovely neutrals to use with turquoise.

Outfit Photo via Chicisimo. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a pretty way of incorporating turquoise into a stylish space. It’s an example of how adding just a touch makes for a great impact.

Image via Nicety.

Image via Home Life.


Kirsten Grove

Runway to Color Palette: Black and White is Back

Nothing expresses timeless style like black and white. It’s the color palette that just keeps going and going. Whether you want to dress up for a fancy event or dress down for lunch with your besties, black and white always performs perfectly. Black and white also creates a sophisticated space when used correctly. Below we see a pair of black leather pants paired with a white jacket. For your home, try pairing a black sofa with a white coffee table and or a white chair with a black floor lamp. However you tie these two colors together, you will create a timeless space. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Credenza 2. Pillow 3. Chair 4. Pendant 5. Pouf 6. Floor Lamp For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Use Pure White on your walls, floors and accessories.

Color Inspiration: Pants and Shirt.
Try Domino inspired black in your upholstered pieces, lighting and wood pieces.

Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Black of Night is another fantastic black to use possibly on an accent wall.

Bonus: Try accents of green in plants and other natural objects throughout your room.

Outfit Photo via Street Style Chic. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Here is a great example of a black and white space done right. It’s simple yet dramatic. What are your thoughts on this color palette? Would you do this in your own home?

Room image via I Want That.


Kirsten Grove

Runway to Color Palette: Perfect Pale Pink

If you are in touch with trends or like to be in touch with trends, you’ll notice that pale pink is taking over. It’s a soothing, complimentary color that creates peaceful moments. It’s not just your girly girl color anymore. I’ve seen a variety of pinks in mens fashion and even in male offices and other spaces. When pairing pink with other colors, two options can be applied. You can pair it with other colors, creating a colorful array or you can pair it with neutral tones, creating a tranquil space. Inspired by this delicate outfit, I have put together a look that is stylish, classic and playful for your space. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Chair 2. Rug 3. Floor Lamp 4. Sofa 5. Pillow 6. Pillow For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Pants.
Amour Pink really is the perfect pink! Try it as a wall color or use it in upholstered pieces and accessories.

Color Inspiration: Sweater.
For a neutral cool grey, try Gris. Use it in fabrics, on walls or in accessories.

Color Inspiration: Shoes and Bag.
Black of Night can be used in lighting, frames, wooden furniture pieces and much more.

Bonus: Try accents of gold and brass with this color palette.

Outfit Photo via Be Lighter. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

If you are wondering what this color palette looks in person, below is the perfect example! This space has a great combination of pale pink and grey with lots of neutral accents. What are your thoughts on this color palette? Would you do this in your own home?

Room image via Weekday Carnival.


Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Get Your Copper On

One trend that is overtaking fashion and interior design, and one trend that I hope doesn’t go away for awhile is copper. You could translate that into more than just copper. Brass and even gold are in it to win it right now as well. When decorating with copper, it’s best to use it sparingly. Even used in just one piece is usually the perfect amount. We see that the outfit below only has a pop of gold in her bracelet, which blends beautifully with the deep greens. Of course the easiest way to use copper is in lighting. Frames, ceramics and even some furniture pieces can be great copper options. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Blanket 2. Stereo 3. Pendant Light 4. Dining Chair 5. Olive Plant 6. Basket 7. Coffee Table 8. Floor Lamp For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Leaves in Pants.
Talipot Palm is one of those greens that you just can’t get enough of. Try it in fabrics, baskets and even upholstered pieces.

Color Inspiration: Flowers in Pants.
For a pop of color, Fireworks is perfect for pillows and other accessories.

Color Inspiration: Pants.
Chartreuse could be a very pretty accent color to use on a wall. Also would look lovely used for an upholstered piece.

Bonus: Paint your entire room in Pure White for a clean backdrop.

Outfit Photo via Lauren Teslia. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a room that has a spread of pretty greens and one breathtaking copper pendant. Are you loving this color palette? Or are you ready for something else?

Room image via COCOCOZY.