Color Combinations for Summer
Everything seems in bloom this month. So just walking around the neighborhood gives me plenty of color ideas. In addition, I'm gathering some photos from vacations of summers past.
All summer, I'll be on the lookout for splashes of color in nature and sharing them with you. If you come across any beautiful flora and fauna, please send it to me so I can share it with everyone.
Blue/Violet Floral Arrangement: Use Aplomb AF-625 on your walls as the main color that sets the tone for this vivid yet mystical bouquet. Rather than using the obvious blue-violet, I picked up on the softness of the green in the leaves with color Bali 702 which can be used to create patterns with stencils over the Aplomb or even in accessories throughout the space. You can find objects made of jade or sea glass to represent this color. For trim and ceiling, try Raspberry Ice 2072-70 to create a sense of cool reserve.
Rainforest Orchid: Anjou Pear AF-425 captures the vibrance of this orchid without being overstated. It's a citric green and we all know green is the newest family of neutrals! Try Rustique AF-275 as an accent area rather than an accent wall. Here's what I mean: measure to the center of your wall and mask off a large rectangle that's about two-thirds the size of the entire wall. Paint just the rectangle in Rustique. To add a little more interest, use Soft Fern 2144-40 to paint a simple one inch border around all edges of the rectangle and use the same color on the ceiling. Bring Soft Fern into your furniture peices with saturated pops of Rustique and even try throwing some berry tones in like violet or emerald green.
Fiery Tulips: This is one of my favorites simply because I feel so energized by tulips and the family of orange hues. I like the warmth of the color Autumn Cover 2170-30 when it's paired with other warm colors like Florida Seashells and Melon Popsicle. Adding a little unexpected punch with a bunch of fresh cut flowers in blues (such as hydrangeas) or greens (such as lime green chrysanthemums).
Garden Fresh: This traditional arrangement of flowers inspires me to update it a bit with a contemporary combination of colors that compliment the look. Sweet Caroline 478 is a soft green that captures the essence of a morning in the garden and can be wonderful as a color for the ceiling and accents. Barberry 1244 makes a dramatic statement on the walls of any room. The touch of Oystershell 864 as trim works especially well when you bring it into items like linens or rugs depending on the room.
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