Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Add 2015 Spring Colors To Your Home

Pantone has pretty 2015 hues but I have my favorites!  Check them out:


I love using the colors above against a soft beige or grey (or the ever trending 'greige') background.  Try adding one, or a combination of these colors, as accents in a room with soft wall color.


I am tired of seeing all this white snow outside.  I'm itching for spring when we clean out, renew and revive our homes.   Are you going crazy for the briliant colors of spring?  To scratch my itch, over the weekend I started to work on my family room, to infuse the color teal.  Check the progress (also see snow out the window):

My family room

My family room

I moved into this new house last June and now that the demolition part is over, we are able to put some much needed touches in!  I went for light painted walls and bold accents like using this Benjamin Moore CSP-705 color in the bookcase, and adding lots of teal accents.  It is really inviting and fresh to me.  


Besides teal, spring decorating is looking delicious in hot shades of lime, tangerine and rosy warm reds.

Below is Pantones list of 2015 Spring Colors



Some are bright and some are reminiscent of 1980s pastels.
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Fun ways to bring Spring 2015 Colors into YOUR home:

Bring Color In With The Power of THREE


Start with a fresh light beige or gray on the walls (try Sher Williams Reliable White or Ben Moore's Shoreline). Next bring on the color in THREES!  If you didn't get in your color in at least three areas then you did not take it far enough.

Can you spot The Three in these inspirational rooms?
Margaret Donaldson


Well balanced bedroom because of these blue/green THREE:
                              1. Drapes pull your eye up.
                              2. Bed pillows carry your eye to the left side of the room.
                              3. Accent chair then carries the eye to the right side of the room.


Rethink Design Studio


Fresh Coastal Feelin' because of these THREE:
                                         1. Painted furniture (try painting one of your own pieces!)
                                         2. Reupholstered cushion.
                                         3. Bold pillows across back of entire neutral sofa.


Olive Interiors

Funky Colorful Office because of these THREE:
                                        1.  Large artwork 
                                        *(make your own art using the 2015 colorful paints - try abstract or pattern of chevron or moroccan motif!)
                                       2. Lamp shade (Many retailers sell colorful patterned shades)
                                       3. Seating -eclectic mix of upholstered desk chair, ceramic garden stool and bamboo one.

Paint your front door ON THE INSIDE your house
LOVE THIS!  People tend to forget to address how the front door looks inside the house, concentrating solely on the outside.  I encourage the use of color on your front door INSIDE your home to get a beautiful pop of color!  Here are some inspirational painted door photos:

Teal, turquoise and lime shades boost any inside door


*Don't forget about your back doors.  Paint the inside a beautiful shade of your favorite color.  

Add Color to the back of your Media Unit & Bookcase
Have a dark big piece of furniture?  Lighten and brighten it by painting the back piece a striking color!  Check these ideas out:


Dove gray with orange back and shelves really make a soft yet powerful statement.
Easiest way to transform a dull room is to install window treatments with bold color.  Neutral rooms turn into 

DIY Paint Lift
I love renewing used pieces like turning this old wooden basket into an 'Art Supplies' holder.  
I added the lime green stripe using paint.  Using a pencil I wrote 'ART SUPPLIES', then using white paint and a thin paint brush, went over the letters.

Here it is!

Here is the basket tucked inside a painted accent table.  I love revitalizing worn furniture pieces.  A simple paint lift turns it into something new!!


Furnishings That Are You Can Get Right Now

Want ideas for furniture and accents you can get now?  If you are looking to add some new pieces to your home to get the soft pastel and bright finish look, here are some that rock!
Pottery Barn Clerks Console Table is a really pretty piece in person!  I used it recently in a family room and it showed off beautifully looking vintage in a soft blue.


I used this drape in my family room (photo at beginning of this blog post)!  It needed a little steaming but looks great (I used a pair on either side).


At 58"s wide this vibrant art piece is a great buy!  I dig the colors and the abstract fun!
Patchen Ottoman at West Elm is a bold piece to give the middle of your room a smile!  The elongated honeycomb pattern looks great.

This Robin Arm Chair has a beautiful green color and my favorite, nail heads!

The Cubed or Ovate pillow cover is 20", perfect for large scale color infusion, and has a luxurious look.  These colors are right on trend!



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