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Colour Palette of the Month: June

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With lawns filling up with bright green blades of grass and patches of sunny dandelions, it’s clear that June is here! This month may be known for those nasty bugs, but this colour palette highlights fresh, saturated shades!

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Sunshine and milder temperatures, make June an ideal time of year to add some charm to your exterior. If you’re not blessed with a green thumb, why not paint your patio door green?

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Adding a bold accent to a fairly muted room really adds some cheer, but I tend to shy away from overlapping bold shades. However, there are always exceptions! I am totally in love with this bright and beautiful family room! The coloured silhouettes on this bold yellow wall with stand out end tables are so unique! The white accents keep the room from looking chaotic.

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This modern kitchen uses fresh lime countertops with yellow woods to create an airy, happy kitchen! This seems like the perfect backdrop to a glass of OJ and eggs sunny side up!

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A more muted shade of yellow looks great for a nursery! This keeps the room calm, without looking dull. As the kids get older brighter bolder shades and pattern add more energy to a bedroom, making a more enjoyable space for sleepovers and playtime. Finally, a painted bed frame looks awesome in a teen room–though I think the style is easily adapted for anyone!

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Lastly, I love the spash of sunshine in the bathroom! A sunflower yellow looks unbelievably nice as a backsplash, but a quick easy update can be made by spray painting an antique mirror a glossy daffodil hue!

What do you guys think? Would you colour your interior with shades inspired by a fresh lawn?

 

 

 

Colour Palette of the Month: March

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I’m usually not that into birthstones (probably because mine is lime green…) but for some reason, I was loving the blue rooms on pinterest when a light flicked on! I remembered that March’s birthstone is aquamarine. This gem was believed to protect sailors, as well as guarantee a safe voyage. While, light blue can look awesome, deeper shades add a hint of drama.

The psychology of deep blue claims that the shade shows authority, credibility, strength, loyalty, introspection, and concentration. As if those are not enough of reasons to choose blue, it’s also the colour most preferred by men and known for productivity! Some researchers claim that blue can even keep your diet on track because it curbs appetite. It’s no wonder I thought blue looked so great!

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Since blue is so well know for productivity, why not add a hint to your home office? I like my workspace to be bright, so I recommend incorporating dark blue into your furniture. The back of a book wall subtly brings in the shade, while repainting a desk brings the colour to the foreground!

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In the kitchen I preferred aquamarine because it seemed a lot more calm and bright! The colour is fairly subtle so you could use it as the wall colour or the if you like being unique you could even paint your cabinets, so long as you keep a neutral wall or back splash.

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Don’t these bedrooms look fantastic? The navy adds just enough comfort and style when balanced with beautiful shades of mustard.

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In the living room, navy makes quite a bold statement. I can imagine Sherlock Holmes sitting with a pipe by the fireplace reading a scholarly journal, but I can also imagine sitting with a friend drinking tea on the mustard sofa!

If you’re looking to add some intensity to your house, navy is an amazing choice!

Where do you think deep blue works best?

Colour Palette of the Month: January

  “The seasons remind me that I must keep changing” –Donald Miller

With cold toes and the heat turned up, I can’t keep myself  from browsing travel sites and dreaming of a place where the sun fades the walls and doors lead to the ocean. However, with so many things I love being in the Maritimes, I can’t just take off to South America every time my wool socks aren’t doing the trick! That being said, it’s not quite so crazy to dream of a sun-kissed reno. This palette is inspired by the faded, yet vibrant, shades of the warmer parts of our world.

I couldn’t help being a little envious when I saw these stunning kitchens. First of all, I LOVE exposed beams, but the turquoise is so unexpected! These warm, neutral palettes come to life with splashes of colour in places you might not instinctively think of.

If you’re the type who wants the whole world in your living room, have it! Imagine sitting across the room dreaming of adventures to come!   Lots of full wall murals are available on the internet! You can order one of a map from Home Depot Here! If you’re not quite so adventurous, how about a dark teal wall? This colour takes an exotic twist when paired with detailed patterns, off-whites, and deep brown accents.

As much as I am wanting to reno my entire house in this palette, it makes an amazing bedroom for any age. The colours provide a good balance of both warm and cool colours. Another awesome feature, is that the teal works as either a wall colour or the accent colour. When teal is used as the backdrop, light, airy decor and a splash of coral keeps the room from being overwhelming. On the other hand, if you choose teal as your accent colour, you can be pretty bold! The gradient dresser would add a super stylish and fun touch to a guest room!

What do you think? Should the East Coast dream of Cape Town?

Colour Palette of the month: December

When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas it can be a challenge to make everything flow like rooms tend to on Pinterest. That great magenta wall just doesn’t seem to match the stockings and Christmas tree. Though, eclectic style is beautiful most of the year, this neutral palette allows your seasonal decor to take centre stage.

One HUGE misconception about natural hues is that they are boring or dull. A mix of beiges and browns give you the option to incorporate elements that might make a more colourful palette appear chaotic. Exposed beams, a side table made of a smooth stump, and a curtain rod made from branches all look incredible against these woodsy tones. Another way to jazz up a neutral palette is by adding rectangular frames to the wall. This palette is the perfect for creating unique textured looks.

Would you add texture to a neutral palette?

Colour Palette of The Month: October

“I’m so glad I live in a world with Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” -Anne Shirley.

The month of scarves and pumpkin spice lattes has “fallen” upon us! With temperatures cooling off outside, warm interior hues are a must! October couldn’t be a better month to incorporate this spicy palette! When looking for timeless decor, it’s important to balance bright colours with trend-setting neutrals. This warm palette does just that by incorporating both grey and brown with savory cinnamon, pumpkin, and vanilla.

We think these colours work well together to make an inviting common space. A warm backdrop will make guests feel welcome, while you will love spending down time cozying up with an exotic tea and book!

An alternative space for this palette is the Master bedroom. We are loving the idea of pairing a wooden wall with grey bedding and warm accents. This look artistically combines both modern style and classic comfort. Would you choose a spicy autumn palette for your living space or would you rather keep the cozy colours in the bedroom?

Colour Palette of the Month: August

The colour palette for August is one that spans two seasons. It may be summer now but fall (and back to school sales) will soon be upon us which means our walls also needed to be dressed appropriately. This colour palette subtly brings in the warm and natural tones of the autumn season while still incorporating some summer colours. The combination of greens, purple, beige, and blue is one that will keep your space looking fresh and warm at the same time. We recommend this palette for living room spaces especially because of the warm natural feel!

Colour Palette of the Month: July

This month’s colour palette is called “summer shade” and whether or not that’s what you need, this palette will look great in your home. With the natural warmth brought out by the browns next to the water-like blues, this palette will subtly remind you of the beach all year round. We recommend this palette particularly for bedrooms in your dream home! To help you in with picturing how the summer shade palette would look, here are some ideas via Pinterest.

What do you think of our summer shade palette?

Colour Pallet of the Month: May

It’s May which means it’s time for another edition of the colour palette of the month! This month our palette is coming up tulips! The right combination of purples, pinks, greens, and greys makes any keeps any room fresh and infuses it with the right amount of spring-time air. Check out these examples of how you can use this fresh spring-themed colour palette in your home!

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