Natural spring color palettes are abundant right now. Why not incorporate one of them into your decor?
During a recent bout of an unkind stomach virus, I had the chance to reminisce about a favorite vacation I took to Coronado Island. While on that trip, I had the pleasure of experiencing many beautiful color combinations found in my natural surroundings.
Whether it was the beach at sunset or a palm tree flanked by a host of colorful flowers, this feast for the eyes was quite different from the usual ambiance of my Hoosier state. I stumbled upon my favorite color combination of that weekend in a gorgeous view of the bay, mid-morning sky, and a unique coral tree.
Delighted by how the coral-red brilliantly accentuated the multiple shades of soft blue without taking center stage, I realized this was an example of an accent color being put to perfect use!
In order to show you how these colors that were so expertly combined in nature can be used with beautiful results in your home, I set out to find a photo. Happily, I was quickly rewarded with this sweet illustration of how to invite the colors into your home.
Notice how the blue wall is brought to life by a strategic use of red through the table and accessories. While a blue room on its own has a beautiful simplicity, adding red takes the wow factor up a notch or two, don’t you think?
Of course, you can select your preferred shades of blue and red to spruce up your space, or you could try my favorites (Ocean Air 2123-50 and Rose Quartz 2002-30) which I think are fun, fresh interpretations of the combination.
When deciding on a blue, I suggest looking for something soft with an added tinge of yellow. This will help cancel any association with baby boy blue. Think more pale turquoise than powder blue. And, while any red will pop against a pale blue backdrop, a coral-red truly sizzles!