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From Runway to Color Palette

When putting an outfit together, I tend to dress in neutrals first and then I add color in accessories, jackets and or shoes. The same can be said for a space. Start with neutral walls and floors and then add color in accessories and furniture. When I first saw this ensemble below, it struck me as the perfect color palette for a sophisticated yet fun living space. I can just see that great tufted sofa in poppy against a moody dark black/gray wall. Or the black and white tuffet against the red Moroccan rug. In fact I love this palette so much that someone should just take this collage and run with it! I don’t think you’ll regret it. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Muffet Tuffet. 2. Velvet Sofa. 3. Moroccan Rug. 4. Ink Blot Pillow. 5. Yellow Bowl. 6. Yellow Linen Chair. 7. Cocktail TableFor even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
To create that moody dark wall, try Black Of Night. Use it in a well lit room to avoid it from becoming too dark of a space.

Color Inspiration: T-shirt.
Greek Villa is a soft white that will look perfect paired with lots of color.

Color Inspiration: Jeans.
Use Naval in accent upholstered pieces and accessories. Also try it in window treatments and other textiles.

Color Inspiration: Scarf.
Gold Crest, Daring and Navel are all perfect to add some glorious color to your space. Try using them in textiles, ceramics, art, pillows and any other accessorie that can easily be switched. Also try using a bold color in one upholstered piece and creating a statement piece in your space.

Photo viaFashionising. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

First off, let me begin by saying, how cool is the chic below?? Of course it was the Sartorialist who captured her and her effortless style. Now, if I can get a room to be as cool and fabulous as her, then I’ve done my job. The first key component is using green. Not just any green but a collection of army, grass greens. Pair this with neutral colors so no two colors are fighting for attention. The next detail to conquer is mixing textures. The stylish girl has a fur jacket mixed with cottons and other fabrics. It immediately creates a luxurious but laid back look. I am absolutely green with envy for this look! Here’s the look:

Products: PillowCoffee TableRocking Chair, RugVaseSofa, Ladder . For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Fur Jacket.
Grecian Ivory is a breathtaking option for a creamy base on the walls or inside cabinets.

Color Inspiration: Long Sleeve Shirt.
For a classic gray, Gray Clouds is the perfect choice for crisp accessories, upholstered furniture and even an accent wall.

Color Inspiration: Pants.
Both Greenfield and Courtyard are fun greens to use in a variety of ways. Try a green in a statement upholstered piece for a wow factor.

Color Inspiration: Bag.
Black Of The Night is a great classic black. Perfect for wood pieces, lighting and other accessories.

Photo via Sartorialist. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

A color palette that I just can’t seem to get enough of is midnight blue and black. It’s a moody palette with so much beauty and character. Because it is such a dark combo, it’s best to pair it with neutral, bright colors like whites and creams. If you are creating a living space using midnight blue and black, focus on bringing these colors in the furniture and accessories. Keep the bones of the room light and neutral. This collection screams high fashion! Here’s the look:

Products: Rug, Modern Chair, Pendant Light, Mirror, Dresser, Striped PillowFor even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Use Midnight Oil in upholstered pieces, leather pieces and accessories.

Color Inspiration: Dress.
For a dramatic accent wall, Polo Blue is a brilliant choice. Also use it in pillows, throws and ceramics.

Color Inspiration: Hair Color.
Falcon Brown is a perfect option for wood items. Use wood tables to break up this palette.

Bonus: Snow White is a perfect wall and floor color.

Photo via Harper’s Bazaar. Paint via Benjamin Moore.

Spring has sprung and I find myself dreaming of the sun and it’s beautiful rays. Decorating in a golden palette is not just a stylish option, but so very fun and fresh. Creating a golden palette is as easy to the eyes as the clothing ensemble seen below. Using creams, oranges, golds and browns can create a very seamless design. The key is to layer color upon color. Too much of one color and you’ve got a matchy matchy design. Also, for every gold and orange, use a neutral color to bring balance. Here’s the look:

Products: Tunnel Stool, Mid Century Sofa, Pendant Light, Vase, Tahiti Pillow, Gold RugFor even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Blouse.
Cotton White is a creamy option to use as a backdrop for your golden inspired room.

Color Inspiration: Pant stripes.
Use a bright color like Marques Orange in accessories and fabrics.

Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Eastlake Gold is perfect for lighting fixtures, hardware, vases and other accessories.

Color Inspiration: Clutch.
Another gorgeous accent color to use in accessories and even curtain panels is Kumquat.

Bonus: Add Cardboard in upholstered pieces.

Photo via Harper’s Bazaar. Paint via Sherwin Williams.




When life hands you lemons, it’s best to make lemonade. When life hands you a lot of yellow, it’s best to pair it with other colors so that you’re not living in a land of sunshine and sunflowers. Though some may love a tidal wave of yellow, I think it looks pretty paired with colors that can compliment the yellow hue. This ensemble below is breathtaking and so accessible for an interior space. Starting with a neutral backdrop and building upon these colors can create a modern and timeless space. Here’s the look:

Products: Kartell Chair, Floral Knob, Ombre Velvet Pillow, Kate Spade Pitcher, Coat RackFor even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Paint an entire room using Philipsburg Blue for a moody, classic look.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
Ice Mist is a pretty white to use in ceramics, wood pieces and even upholstered pieces.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
Use pops Bold Yellow in furniture pieces (like shown above) and fabrics.

Color Inspiration: Skirt.
Another gorgeous accent color to use in accessories and even curtain panels is Orange Nectar.

Bonus: Add Universal Black for another anchor color.

Photo via The Cut. Paint via Benjamin Moore.

Some find certain shades of blues to be calming as the ocean. Some find blues to be exciting and fresh. Both are true and applicable when it comes to decor. Blue is a hue that can be desirable for many aesthetics. I’ve seen minimalist homes embrace blue and it feels young and modern. Transitional homes can feel calm when using blue. The mood board below shows how midnight blue and bright blue come alive when paired together. When partnered with whites, creams, honey wood and shades of brown, you’ve created a fantastic color palette. Gretchen Jones knew what she was doing when she designed the ensemble below. Here’s how to get the look:

Products: Low Dresser, Glass Bulb Vases, Rope Placemat, Wishbone Chair, Water Print, Utensil SetFor even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Skirt.
Use Cotton White for a neutral, bright backdrop. Everything else will pop naturally.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
Impromptu is a fun, bright hue to use in accessories, art and fabrics.

Color Inspiration: Skirt.
Try Loyal Blue for upholstered  furniture pieces.

Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Eastlake Gold would make a great accent color on the wall or in wooden furniture pieces.

Bonus: If you need another deep color in your room design, Grounded is a perfect addition in this palette.

Photo via Refinery 29. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

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