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coral

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Not quite orange and not quite pink, coral is one of those nebulous colors that comes in and out of style. In the 80s and 90s, it was probably best described as peach – my fourth grade teacher was famously obsessed with peach and had everything including her house and her car painted in her signature shade. One of the big trends I happily saw at High Point was this fabulously fun color popping up on everything from upholstery to rugs to lamps. So I started to pin some color palette inspiration, starting with the perfect pairing of coral and emerald green inspired by none other than the Beverly Hills Hotel. Arguably the most iconic hotel on the West Coast, its fame is partly due to its coral color scheme that coats everything from the exterior facade to the bedrooms.

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I love the modern interpretation of their palm frond wallpaper in the bar scene below.

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You can’t help but be happy when surrounded with this tropical color scheme.

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And how beautiful is it on this building I passed by in Grand Cayman?

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In real life, you don’t have to go quite so over the top if you’re a little nervous about committing to color. Coral is soft and feminine all while adding a sophisticated calm to a space. Test it out in small batches by adding a few throw pillows or some abstract art.

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In both of these bedrooms (Tobi Fairley above and BHG below) it’s softened a bit and it acts as a background to the more saturated emerald green and overall visual grounding of white. Don’t feel like you have to stick with the exact same shade in a room; experiment with varying tones to bring depth and dimension. And choose a contrasting neutral, whether it be white or black to give your eye a break.

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Why not try a punchy coral front door flanked by a couple of palms?

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But in the go-big-or-go-home category, check out this gorgeous coral watercolor wallpaper by Black Crow Studios. This potentially could have been majorly overwhelming to a room, but it’s tempered with the white wainscoting, ceiling treatment, and contrasting chartreuse bed.

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I can’t wait to experiment with this color more! Will you be decorating with coral?


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Memorial Day is now a collection of sweet memories and you know what that means?? Summer is right around the corner! Let’s talk about a color that is super hot right now – Coral! We are all crushing on coral! What a fantastic, versatile and just plain sweet color! We have been loving all the sweet dusty peachy tones that have dominated both home and accessories (especially paired with mint, right?). How about we turn up the volume a little with full on saturated coral? This color is obviously beyond perfect for summer, but it also has legs year round with the right pairing. Coral works so very well with the popular neutral bases of the moment – black and navy. It adds the perfect zing of warmth to any space. I love this color so much because it can work in both small and big does. It also work brilliantly in both warm and cool color palettes. It has a real balancing effect when used with cool grays for example and of course looks rich and vibrant when used with earthy browns and tans.

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Although coral is generally pretty energetic, look how soothing this color can be when a tonal range is layered with soothing neutrals.

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A perfect pop of color on the front door feels fun and inviting.

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I can’t get enough of how great this color looks with black and white and bold pattern! This is a great option if you like to change out your color of the moment often. The black and white is a great mainstay on which to layer your new color obsession!

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So fun! This quick and easy weekend project will instantly update both the furniture piece and your space!

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Coral gets sophisticated when worked back to rich navy and metallic accents.

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I love this look so much! Such a great way to add low commitment color to your space.

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Vintage Living-Bold With Color BHG Style Spotters Who’s ready for some bold color?! After a long winter here in NY, I am so looking forward to bringing color back into my life and home. BHG just revealed it’s 2015 Color Palette of the year in the March issue and I am loving every single hue! Have you seen these 6 gorgeous tones? What a perfect time of year to introduce them into your décor, they can be used collectively or alone, they are livable & sophisticated. HERE is a video by Eddie Ross-BHG East Coast Editor and Jessica Thomas-BHG Style Director to explain the story behind the selection and how it can inspire you to experiment with it in your own home.

Here is BHG’s 2015 Color Palette of the Year and some vintage inspired spaces that use these BOLD tones, it is bound to get your wheels turning….

BHG Color Palette of the Year

OCEANIC BLUE

Emily Henderson showcases this beautiful pop of color in her velvet chair and infuses it with jewel tones against a clean white backdrop. This a great display of how it can work seamlessly with similar palettes.

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RAINFOREST GREEN

This bold green dresser is the perfect, playful pop of color every home needs. Against the white walls it stands out but remains neutral enough to mix and match supporting colors and styles.

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WARM BLUSH

This color is dreamy! Every room could use this color, it is subtle, warm & fun. This dresser tells the perfect color story with its gold accents.

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SHAPE-SHIFTING CORAL

Coral has been a favorite color of mine for a while, it works with almost every color palette and is the ideal accent hue for furniture. This thrifted piece becomes a focal point and gives personality to this space. Loving This Blush Dresser from The Blissful Bee

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FRESH BERRY

Yum-ee! Introducing this beautiful tone through decorative accents such as pillows, accessories & fresh flowers allows you the creative freedom to experiment without a full commitment.

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SOPHISICATED GRAY

I am so happy to see gray infused with color! Gray has become the “it” neutral & to see it blend so beautifully with bold tones has me inspired. This dresser is the perfect example of how gracious gray can be with color.

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Are you inspired to bring bold color to your vintage style?

Have a beautiful & colorful week,

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TREND: Coral

It’s no secret that coral has become one of today’s hottest colors. Whether it’s in fashion, entertaining, or decorating, coral is making an appearance everywhere, and I for one couldn’t be more excited. There is something about this warm, peach-like pink that just makes my heart sing. And yes, even though it’s traditionally been a more feminine color choice, I find it happy and welcoming. So much so that I think it’s perfect for both men and women.

Recently, I was drawn to the coral tones in this colorful kitchen nook. The space feels joyful and alive, in part because of the coral accents against the white backdrop. From the pillows to the curtains to the glassware to the fresh peaches, coral makes this an inviting room where I would love to spend my mornings.

After searching some of my favorite shops, I’ve pulled together a fabulous collection of coral-inspired goodies to help you add a punch of pink to your space. What pieces are your favorites? Have you fallen for coral, too?

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Happy Decorating!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


 

 

Hi everyone! I am Jessica and our blog is called Four Generations One Roof. We are a crew of four generations all living together under one roof, and I happen to be the ring leader. Our blog is where we share our insane living arrangement (going on six years now living together), DIY home projects, renovations, tutorials, room makeovers and whatever else goes on in our home. There are nine of us total — and yes, it’s crazy that we all live under one roof — and so far, we have all survived! Ha.  I was thrilled when Better Homes and Gardens invited me to share our family room with you as well as fabulous ideas on how you can bring the much-anticipated SPRING into your own family room.

 

 

 

 

spring family room ideas

This year for spring, I decided to use coral and navy throw pillows along with a coordinated throw blanket to add pops of fun bright color to the room.

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Pillows are the easiest and most economical way to add color to a room. Many times I will purchase fabric I love and cover old pillows. Don’t worry if you can’t sew; purchase some stitch witchery and iron the fabric together. You will be amazed at how you can change the look with some fun fabric and old pillow inserts. Below, I took an old piece of fabric and covered a canvas dump truck wall hanging that was my son’s when he was a toddler. Paired with a couple of candle stick holders, faux coral and a cute sign, you now have a springy themed vignette for little money.

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It’s super easy to transform a room from season to season using just a few items.

 Pink flowers + pillows 

I love how they coordinated the pink colorful flowers with the pink throw pillow in both the above and below photo.

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What strikes me about this room is the tall greenery in the corner. Anytime you add fresh greens or flowers to a room, it instantly feels springy and fresh.

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 green + orange  

This room is one of my favorites. Chocolate brown and pink add such a huge impact to a room. This color scheme makes the room feel alive, happy and just what is needed after a long winter! You don’t need to have colorful and patterned furniture to achieve this look. You can purchase fabric and recover pillows, create fabric-covered wall art, or recover books and boxes for shelving displays.

Here is another example of layering framed artwork to create a spring-themed vignette. The mantel is simple yet adds a contrast in color as well as ties in the orange color from the throw pillows and blanket.

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There are so many ways to add a spring element to your family room, these are just a few of the easiest and most economical. Of course, you can break out the paint brushes and get busy adding a fresh new paint color to your room. I’m all about that, but for now our family room is sporting some fun new throw pillows, DIY wall art and a colorful throw blanket. Thank you so much, Better Homes Gardens, for inviting me to spend time with your readers. It was fun!


Paul & Joe did a fantastic job creating a beautiful color palette using unexpected colors in this collection.  Nothing says spring and summer like a minty fresh green paired with a stylish coral.  This palette would look lovely in a living space.  Here’s the look:

 

On the walls: Extra White 7006 will allow all of those pretty colors to pop.

Color Inspiration:  Skirt flower stems
For an accent wall or inside shelving, go bold with Otter 6041.

Color Inspiration: Sweater
For an upholstered piece such as your sofa, try a neutral grey like Amazing Grey 7044.

Color Inspiration: Belt
Create a modern accent table by painting it in Spirited Green 6932.

Color Inspiration: Skirt Flowers
Throw-pillows and ceramics in a version of this Ravishing Coral 6612 would be eye catching.

Bonus- Color Inspiration: Skirt
Verbena 6581 and Coastal Plain 6192 would be a great addition used in accessories such as a blanket, candles or lamp base.

(All Paints: Sherwin Williams)

Runway Photo:  Paul & Joe Collection from NY Fashion.


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