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[images above:  tokketok;  mint afternoon]

{color combo} black + red

modern color palettes

so when we last left off, our color combo was sand + black…some neutral goodness.  now we’re taking black and adding a splash of red to it for some classic style.  my mom always loved this combo – and it must have rubbed off on me because when i really started getting into design as a kid , guess what color i painted my bedroom then?  yeppers…red!  (this was right after my lavendar phase…shudder!)

do you think this combo is a classic or too played out?

see all past color combo posts here!

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[images above:  desire to inspire;  print from one sydney road;  nina campbell;  september vogue;  kate spade;  bakers royale;  ffffound]

{color combo} sand + black

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last week we took a trip to the beach with the color palette of turquoise + sand.  this week’s color combo is a bit subdued but that doesn’t mean it lacks in cool.  it’s like a crisp, white button down shirt – always in style and effortlessly cool!

[images above, clockwise from top left:  via style files blog;   one sydney road;  butter shoes;  part of it;  nautical wheeler;    via elements of style blog]

{color combo} turquoise + sand

color palette inspiration

i’m back with a color combo (cue round of applause)!  let’s see…when we last left off, it was mustard yellow paired with turquoise. so this week, let’s take it to the beach for color inspiration!  actually, screw the color combo, can we just go to the beach??

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[images above:  donna geissler;  matchbook mag;  tim walker photography;  fisher bikes;  via erin ever after (don't know who to credit for this photo-if this is yours let me know!); the vamoose;  stella dallas via knight moves]

{color combo} mustard yellow +turquoise

modern color palette

hi all!  can you believe it’s almost july?!  where did june go?  the summer needs to slow down!

today’s another color palette for some inspiration and you know i’m loving it already…it’s got yellow in it!!  last week we left off with navy blue + mustard yellow…this week it’s all about yellow + turquoise.  such a great color combination for summer – bright, colorful  - just makes me feel lighter!  could you see using these colors as accents or full on room colors?

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[images above, from top: hey zee; design*sponge; design*sponge; design*sponge; shop sweet lulu; lilach oren; krisatomic's photostream]

{color combo} navy blue + mustard yellow

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last week we left off with navy blue in these color palettes…this week is an oldie but goodie…navy  blue + mustard yellow! one of my favorites – it’s such a bright, colorful and totally cool color pairing.  feels perfect for summer!…blue walls anyone?!

p.s. can i tell you how much i love that cake?!
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[images above: house + home; interior designer debbie basnett via houzz; rue magazine; my sweet + saucy shop; freshline]

{color combo} chartreuse + navy blue

cool modern gifts

so last week i did a color combo post (grey + chartreuse) based on paper-source’s colorology.  it got me thinking that it would be fun every week to take one of the colors from the last post, add a new color and voila, new color combo!  that way, we get to see lots of different colors together AND i get to put my internet wandering to good use!!

love how bright, kinda preppy + modern this color combo is!  next week…navy blue + ??

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[images above, clockwise from top left: bhldn; jonathan adler; style me pretty; kiamichi7; lonny mag; house beautiful; west elm; house to home;]

{color combo} chartreuse + grey

so based on yesterday’s color personality post, i thought it would be fun to collect together some images of the colors that i ended up picking.  it’s crazy how many slight variations on the color “chartreuse” there are – i think everyone has their own idea of what that color is!  (me included :)

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[images above, clockwise from top left: bhldn; one sydney road; nadia p. & rene melliger photography; crate + barrel; dwell studio; annette english via desire to inspire;  via apartment therapy; public bikes; loosetooth's photostream]

{what color are you?}

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as i was working this weekend (and wandering), i came across this fun color chart over at paper source.  please tell me that i’m not the only one who gets a kick out of these kinds of things!  try to not look at the wording and just choose what color you’re drawn to most – then read what it says.

my immediate pick was “chartreuse” followed by “gravel” (you know i loves me some grey!) – interesting, kinda describes me!! what’s your color & does it describe you?

{all that glitters}

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welcome back – hope you all had a great weekend! we survived the snowstorm by staying huddled inside this weekend doing projects around the house and watching movies. but i have to admit, i’m feeling a bit stir crazy! so i’m stepping out of my comfort zone and into all things sparkly and glittery – where disco balls are the norm and sequins aren’t just for costumes!

(i have to admit that i love the sparkly disco ball hanging around in the fireplace – too cool!)

[images above, clockwise from top left:  via j.crew;  sequin swirl pillow via urban outfitters;  via paintedupdoll on imgfave; keds laceless shoes via urban outfitters;  via slumber designs (does anyone know the credit for this picture?);  via lolita (does anyone know the credit for this picture?);  eugenia kim fedora via net-a-porter;  via carrie hampton's pinterest board]

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