Golden Browns – Color Inspiration

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A dramatic close up of a lion's face proves that shades of brown can be quite striking and is the inspiration for today's Golden Browns color inspiration scheme. Color codes (from top to bottom): #dfcfc2, #e6bc94, #c39154, #795233, #4a3a2d

Shades of Jade – Color Inspiration

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This color inspiration is all about the shades of green in this gorgeous photo which reminds me of all the fabulous jade carvings I saw on a trip to China. Color codes (from top to bottom): #d5f3e7, #a6cfad, #3eb686, #01965e, #007a3d

Blue Meets Yellow

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Blue and yellow make a stunning and sweet Springtime color combo.  The mixture of cool blues and warm yellow tones creates harmony and balance and gives a unique charm to any room.  From cool teals to classic navy, blue paired with light and lemony yellow is the perfect way to bring your space to life.   ...

Classically Navy

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Are you looking for a color that can make a classic and elegant statement in your home?  Look no further, Navy Blue is here!  It looks great with just about any color - coral, mint green, and mustard yellow are a few of my favorite parings with this lovely hue.  Navy can be  used in ...

You’re in Luck with Yellow

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For those of us with our eyes set on lighter color palettes, a soft and sunny favorite is yellow.  Benjamin Moore's color of the year is Lemon Sorbet, 2019-60.   Light and bright, use this hue of yellow to contrast with deeper shades of grey, green, purple or blue, or pair with with mint, coral, light ...

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

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Emerald is the Color for the Year for 2013!  The vivid green of Emerald can enhance our sense of well-being by inspiring insight as well as balance and harmony.  Emerald is most often associated with the precious gemstone and embodies a sophisticated and luxurious quality.  This radiant jewel tone green conveys regeneration, growth, prosperity and ...

Burgundy and Blue

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The typical red and green accents of the Christmas season have been swapped out for a rustic and vintage inspired color palette.   An unexpected and mixture of soft blue and beige hues are joined with a rich jewel-toned burgundy.  The rough texture of burlap offsets shimmering mercury glass ornaments and silver accessories.   By adding subtle ...

Healing Colors

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Research reveals that the influence of design on healthcare applications can greatly impact patient recovery.  This only makes sense when you think about everyday things that affect our emotions.  Quotes like "you are what you eat" and "surround yourself with positive people" reiterates the fact that our direct environment can greatly impact our health and ...

Turquoise Takes Over!

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Turquoise is a rare and valuable bluish-green mineral that has been a prized gem for thousands of years.  The word turquoise is derived from an old French word for "Turkish", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey, from the mineral mines in Persia.  The Southwest United States is also a significant source ...

Nothing But Neutrals

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Subtle and soft, neutral tones can be anything but boring when combined.  Hues of beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white can create quite a statement and can be brought to life with a mixture of textures and finishes.  Warm earthy wood grains, shiny metallics, and natural stones can enhance the beauty of a neutral ...

Crazy for Coral

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I love the color coral (to wear, to decorate with and even for toe nail polish!).  It's popping up everywhere and I couldn't be happier!  Bright and fun, this color will create an exciting and energizing accent.  Pair it with greys, browns, creams and light blues or go for a bold contrast with its complimentary ...

Red, White and Blue

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Happy Fourth of July to you!  Happy Independence Day!!  I hope you're gathering with friends and family this day and celebrating the history of our Declaration of Independence.  Fireworks, barbeques, concerts and picnics help us remember and celebrate such an occasion, but nothing gets to the heart of it like displaying our red, white and ...