The three wardrobe staples I keep gravitating to since purchasing.
Welcome to another rendition of ‘my favorite paint colors’! I had such a positive to response to this post that I decided to move onto a color trend that’s so popular right now. Navy Blue!! Personally, when I think of spring the color navy come to mind. It’s the perfect transition from harsh blacks and grays and still lends itself to mixing well with other colors. I’m waiting for a client or friend to give me the go ahead to paint their dining or powder room a dark navy. It’s such a classic color and you can either be more muted or bold, depending on your style.
It was hard to narrow down a favorite out of the bunch, but I’d have to say Hale Navy HC-154 is the front runner. Seriously, you need to run to your local paint store to see this beauty in person. It has so much dimension and undertones that make the color change, keeping the room interesting throughout the day.
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Paint color is one of the toughest decisions when it comes to redesigning a space. It’s also the question I’ve been asked the most, and I LOVE IT because it sets the tone for the entire project moving forward. Typically, I’m a fan of more neutral colors so the walls become a canvas to layers of furniture, pattern, texture, lighting, and art to make it feel alive! Although, I’m a huge fan of creating ‘accent rooms’… more on that in the upcoming weeks!! To help with the search for the perfect paint color, I’ve created a ‘cheat sheet’ with my favorite off-white paint colors from Benjamin Moore. Note: The colors will appear different between computer screen and an actual paint sample.
A good rule of thumb is that it’s best to ALWAYS get multiple paint samples (of the same color) to put up on all walls. This helps identify how the color will react with your uniquel environment, lighting levels, and other color you may have in the space. A color can change between different lighting environments, and can cause undertones to appear. I always recommend to get a larger sample than the standard paint chip, to help avoid this common problem. Often times you can order 8.5″x11″ sheets or just paint a huge swatch on white poster foam board. These extra steps will ensure you really love the color before you paint the whole room in two coats!
Are you more neutral or color loving when it comes to interior? Let me know if the comments!
Adding art to you space is a sure way to make an impact and add color, texture, and fun pattern. Like I’ve said before in this post, art can really change the “vibe” of the space and show your personality. A large single canvas would be great over the sofa, or a grouping of various styles and sizes to create a gallery wall.
Coffee Table Books
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Your coffee table is a blank canvas that lends itself to show more of your style. Books are a subtle way to add substance and color to your room. I love stacking a group of 3-5 books on top of each other and placing a decorative object atop. The best part of coffee table books is that they can be great conversation starters, and again show your personality. Pick a subject of interest, peruse your local bookstore, and start gathering books that catch your eye! It’s that easy!
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Pillow make everything better. Am I right? Not only do they instantly make everything 100x more comfy, they’re also one of the easiest and least expensive ways to add color to your sofa and chairs. I like to call them perfect for those who are a little ‘non-committal’ because they can be changed out for the season, or when you’re ready for something new.
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A designer’s trick to anchoring the room and creating a visual connection between the “floating” pieces of furniture. I recommend to select a size that slightly extends beyond your sofa, 5×7 – 8×10 are my go-to sizes. Selecting a colorful area rug can be a simple way to add the most amount color to your room.
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If you read my Monday post, you know how the wallpaper trend is making it’s way back to the walls. There are so many fun patterns and colors out there that are sure to make a statement. However, wallpaper has been known for it’s ability to stay on the wall… forever…. until now! So many companies are now making removable wallpaper so you don’t have to peel the wall for hours when you want a change. I’d recommend to start your search with Etsy for really cute and affordable options. If the wall seems too daring, place it behind a bookshelf for a subtle pop of color! Check out Robyn’s post here for great styling tips and her experience with removable wallpaper!
What’s your go-to trick when it comes to adding color? I’d love to know in the comments!