Category Archives: Color Collections

Orange + Pink

August 8, 2013

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The fog is thick and the sky is gloomy here in SF. Typical summer. So naturally I start daydreaming of brighter, happier times. This color combo always lifts my spirits. Orange combines the energy of red with the optimism of yellow, while pink is the color of happiness. Perfect for a gray day.

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Images from top: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Going {Lime} Green, In Unexpected Places

July 2, 2013

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Now this is the kind of lime you want around your bathroom tile, right? I love color (and lime happens to be my favorite), so I have no problem painting any room a bold one. I actually have a harder time restraining myself, and leaving the walls white or neutral. But these images remind me that keeping it simple allows a strong accent color to make a statement and really create an interesting space. And it can be the simplest thing: I mean, who really thinks of bathroom pipes as design elements? Apparently some people do, and I’m thankful for that.

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Above: tub / floor / sink / countertop / gate / bathroom / camper (source unknown);

Below: Pool table / concrete (?) floor / ceiling

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The Appeal of Pale Teal

January 21, 2013

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You know how something can be right under your nose for the longest time, but you just don’t see, or appreciate, it? And once you do, you can’t help but notice it everywhere. This is how I am with minty-pale teal. It started with this vase I bought from Anthropologie. Then I noticed it on furniture, housewares, cars, jeans—and half the Victorian homes in my neighborhood. Slightly retro, almost neutral, fresh and soothing: I think this might be my new favorite (old) color.

For more, check out my Pinboard of teal-inspired interiors.

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From top to bottom (left to right): Swatch source, House BeautifulCurvy Chrysanthemum Vase, Anthropologie; Case-Mate iPhone5 cover, Zazzle; “Aloe” by Sherwin-Williams via Apartment Therapy; Love pillow, HoneyPieDesign; Club chair, CB2.

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From top to bottom (left to right): Lotus Garden Seat, Ballard Designs; Volkswagon Beetle; Innocence by Benjamin Moore; SMEG refrigerator, West Elm; ZigZag Rug, Urban Outfitters.