Mermaid’s in Paradise

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BEST WAYS TO INTRODUCE COLOR BACK INTO YOUR DECOR

Large Deep Magenta Artwork in Kitchen
via Scandinavian Home

Remember how we started off the idea of this blog….we said we’d talk about topics of interest to us.  We’d mix in questions that come up during our projects.  We have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients.  Lately we are getting similar questions about the use of color.  “Is color coming back?”  What colors are “in”?  “Can I use a little color…I’m tired of gray?”  We suspect gray is a tad tired of us too.

Our Response

Color never left, all colors are in, and yes, designers are experts at showing you how to use any color you can dream up in the very best way for your spaces.  

Just for fun, remembering that all design is personal, let’s see if you’d be open to use either of these two colors in your decor if a designer recommended them to you.  We will even show you two DIY projects we found on Pinterest so you can get a better look before you decide.

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Benjamin Moore Mermaid’s Tail

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You’d Most Likely Say, “No Thank You!”

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Benjamin Moore Paradise Valley

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No…well maybe.  Probably not.  You’d have to think about this.

What about using both of the colors above together?  Are we crazy?! 

Mint and Kelly Green Chairs in Restarts on Herringbone Floor
via Remodelista

Nope, how about now?

Simple, classic and just a tiny bit adventurous.  We’d meet this designer for a beverage any time in the decor where the Mermaid is most definitely in Paradise!

There are so many ways to use color in ways that can enhance the many neutral palettes that have been trending for a few years.  Let’s take a look and some popular wall hues and ways to change then up a bit with color!

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BM Storm Cloud Gray

 

Large Art Over Fireplace, Brass Fireplace Surround, Tortoise Woods
via House Beautiful

Try adding oversize art pieces with lots of color onto these smokey backgrounds.  In lieu of bright white trim and moldings, try an off white creamy hue.  Mix metals, finishes and textures.  Bring in rich, aged woods with modern glass and brass and sink your toes into lush area rugs.

Try These Colors

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BM Gray Owl

Gary Walls, Ivory Sectional, Multi Color Pastel Area Rug
via Remodelista

Are the soft gray walls too muted after living with them awhile?  Ready for a little more interest?  Try the addition of strong pattern area rugs in softer pastels with pillows and all kinds of textiles.  How interesting is this innovative center table?

Consider These Colors

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BM Swiss Coffee

Charcoal Wall with Tree Art with Neon Green Leaves
via Pinterest

Rooms with walls all painted in the same hues can be ordinary.  Take advantage of the light and architecture in a room to create walls of interest with accent colors, and by creating contrast on the other walls.  Use unexpected colors as accents in artistic ways.

Consider These Colors

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BM Revere Pewter

 

 

Oatmeal Sectional with Baby Blue Pillows, White Kitchen
via Pinterest

Many times a color is so popular that it is just that….popular!  It works in so many ways and yet do we want our home to look so much like our neighbors?  Try adding several shades of your favorite color in pillows and art.

Try These Blues Together

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BM French Canvas

 

Shocking Pink Sofa with Yellow Flowers
via Pinterest

 

There is nothing like adding color with a large piece of upholstered furniture!  Add in a secondary bright color and top it all off with black accents.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Color!

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BM Alabaster

Alabaster Eating Area with Mint Cabinet  Goose Oil Painting
via Pinterest

Decor of tone on tone white palettes are among some of the most beautiful.  Modern, traditional, casual or formal whites both reflect and absorb the light in a room.  Let your architecture guide you in choosing colors to add to these classic spaces.

Perhaps These Colors Appeal To You

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Thinking of incorporating some color into your decor?  Concerned about making a mistake?  Not sure where to look for just the right additions?  Perhaps a quick virtual design consultation can give you the confidence and resources to work with.  Have you explored our Digital Design Packages?

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6 thoughts on “Mermaid’s in Paradise

    1. Thank you! There is the Perfect Color for Everyone’s LBD and it’s ok to change it up as we evolve.

  1. Loved the House Beautiful pic. That green painting above the fireplace has my name all over it!

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