Fall is now officially here and I’m getting in the mood for cozier days ahead free of the chill of air-conditioning or muggy, sticky humidity! One of the colors I am SO jonesing for is sagey-grey-olivey-green. Kind of a complicated color that can go SO wrong if not the right tone, it’s both warm and cool and totally sophisticated. Look for green that have a nice dose of grey to them and pair them with gold, creams, charcoals, wood tones and leather. For colors that compliment try a birds egg blue or coral. :)
I saw this picture from Luella & June on Pinterest and it made me lust for spring (here in New England we’ve had a brutal and abrupt return to winter making us all cranky!) What I love about this is the color combination of orange and blue- a pairing that is fresh, spring-like and one we use often.
Nothing pairs better with blue and white china than oranges and fresh greens!!!
As you know from my blogging here I have hard time committing to color in a big way- and I see it all the time with clients too. It’s scary to invest in a bold color sofa, chair or even wall color- but it IS easy to add it via pillows, rugs and other accents. And color doesn’t have to be COLOR!!!!! A subtle use of a couple colors or the use of one strong color in a repetitive way can really make a mark.
So in partnering with One Kings Lane, we decided it was time to add a bit of color back into our office since painting over the bold coral walls with white. And since I’m obsessed with blue, we decided on blue with a hint of coral-pink (a great combo!) We found so many great items to make a real pop!
I have been so all bout bold blues the past few months (perhaps because of the little boy?) and I had so much fun pulling together this cozy bedroom by letting my blue freak flag fly. I started with this amazing block print duvet from Kalyana Textiles and went all out from there. And take note, that amazing blue art comes HUGE. :)
Back in, like, 2000 I’m pretty sure everything and their mother had something Restoration Hardware “Silver Sage” in their house. The paint (guilty), the bedding (guilty) and just about anything else they made came in this “it” color. And then there was the “silver sage backlash” and I for one, rarely used this color for about a decade. It was so over-saturated in decor that it turned me off.
And guess what, now I love it again! Proof that just about every trend will see a resurgence at some point (except, hopefully, lace curtains and doileys).
My favorite tone of sage is one that is based in grey, but adds interest with a cast of green. Take a peek at these inspirational spaces and tell me you’re not a little tempted :)