I like having a goal–something to aim for. That’s why I’ve been intent on choosing a color scheme for our house.
Recently, I spent an afternoon browsing the gorgeous pictures on Design Seeds. I hadn’t noticed the blog tab at the top of the page before and decided to hop over to that web site and see what it had to offer. While Design Seeds shows photos and colors in turn drawn from these photos, Fresh Hues shows pictures, a palette, and then a variety of images featuring the colors from those palettes.
Lately, I’ve been drawn towards vibrant citrus hues. Remember the new high ball glasses I bought last month?
The potholders I made after the yarn shop tour are such a vibrant lemon yellow.
I guess I’ve always had a fondness for these colors. These are a few favorite pieces that I’ve had for years.
Sweet Miss and I went shopping when she first came home from school and saw some hurricane lanterns that I really liked, but they were more than I was willing to spend. The next week, she found these apple green ones at Ross for a great price.
While she said that we could paint them, the green color is growing on me. I thought a palette that featured green and citrus hues would be perfect for spring and summer. So I was oh so pleased when I came across Flora Glow on Fresh Hues.
I was totally digging the popsicle pictures featuring mint and melon, but I could pass on the pink door and pink cupcakes.
Since this is my house, my pallet, couldn’t I just skip the pink colors and switch them for white? It would certainly make the MR happier if we opted out of pink.
Speaking of my guy, he doesn’t get the idea of pictures or palettes; sometimes my explanations fail to enlighten. For me it’s all about focus. I love color. If I see something great, I might be tempted to buy it even though it’s the wrong color if I didn’t have a goal, a feel, a vibe that I was aiming towards.
Now do I want our house to look like a beautiful flower or a watermelon-mojito popsicle? Uh, no. But those colors speak to me. They feel fresh, and beautiful, and fun. I wouldn’t mind if our home felt that way, too.
So all this leads up to the fact that I’ve been shopping at Tuesday Morning. I’ve decided to add a little of that green and some sunny yellow touches around the house. By replacing a few throw pillows and adding some accents, I can change the whole feel of our space.
My feet get tired standing on the kitchen tile, so a few cheery rugs at the sink and stove add comfort, color, and softness to a fairly sterile space.
Over in the desk area, I switched a brown faux leather box for a yellow, orange, and green floral.
Moving to the great room, I added a green woven tray to coral the remote and tissue box. The old wooden box I was using just didn’t look good next to the black granite.
Adding these touches of color somehow makes the little green chairs, the hurricanes, and the rest all come together. I found a few throw pillows to add to the mix.
A little green amidst all that brown brings it into the family. While I love this little owl pillow, I think a colorful throw would help finish this sitting area.
This yellow and gray flowered table cloth screams fun to me.
I also bought a few vases on my shopping spree, but I’m still trying to figure out a plan for the mantel. My stop at Cost Plus was a bust. They do have spring pillows on sale 40 percent off, and a 15 percent off coupon for club members, but I just didn’t find anything that seemed right.
Part of the fun of decorating is the hunt, and now that I’ve picked a palette, I’m off.
Do you have a color palette for your home? Where do you find your inspiration?