1.30.2009

Punch Up your Palette...

Traditional Home asked 20 designers to share one of their favorite color combinations. Out of the twenty my picks would have to be:


The unexpected color combination of a soft robin’s egg blue with a strong accent color of terra rosa. The warm and cool colors blend nicely to create an inviting and chic space.



The jewel tones in this dining space would make guest stay and visit for a while. The combination of gold, brown, and ivory in all the different materials of fabrics, woods, and metals, gives the space a rich and festive glow. Described as liquid sunshine on a cloudy day, it can warm your spirits, and by night it glows like candlelight and sparkles like jewelry.



I have shown some love to this color before, but green is one of my favorites. As noted, the colors are classic, yet this combination is modern. The introduction of all the different shades of green, even down to the books, while combining the new favorite color grey and adding pops of yellow makes this room scream 'come in here'.

5 comments:

Jamie B. said...

Love the first one, I like the rug and the wallcovering. Love u!

paula said...

i love a good color combo. right now i am so loving that last image.

The Harris Family said...

that green room is yummy!

Emily said...

Color is the most fun and personal part of design! I work at The Sofa Company in Los Angeles, and I always wanted colorful furniture but couldn't find the style/color combo that I wanted. At TSC, everything is custom. I just designed my own couches for my living room. SO IN LOVE WITH THE COLOR--grape-green linen! We ship nation-wide too. Fellow color enthusiasts should def. check out TSC! www.thesofaco.com

gina said...

Teal and red together are inviting. I am a green girl as well. esp.that apple green. Love love love.