Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Some Color Inspiration for Your Home

Canadian House & Home recently featured this home
that I thought was super fun - especially the way
color was used.

Lots of different colors and textures. You'll notice pops of
yellow as a recurring theme throughout the house.

There's that pop of yellow on the tv. I don't
think I've ever seen a yellow tv before.

Gray and Yellow are always a great combination.
Gray striping on the wall with a lovely rug. The
lacquered yellow table really pops.

There it is again, the yellow pop yellow this time
in the form of a night stand. What a fun rug!

If you have a bright wallpaper, small spaces like
a bathroom are a great place to use it. Where it
would have been overwhelming in a larger room,
you can generally get away with it in a smaller space.

Have some fun with color in your home!


Courtney said...

Wow, that house is so fresh and clean. I love the colors and would love to carry them throughout my own house (unfortunately, I think my boyfriend would disagree!)

Yoli said...

I love all the rugs and I am fascinated with the stripes on the wall to the cealing. Do you think that is wall paper or paint? How would one go about if it is paint?

TheDecoDetective said...

Gorgeous use of complimentary colours! That's why the yellow works so well, I guess - because of the purple contrast. Did you notice that even the cabbage on the kitchen countertop is purple?

Kara @ KSS said...

I really love the purple in the first and second photos. Too bad I don't think my hubby would go for it. :(

Katherine Lee said...

What a great find! I'm unduly obsessed with the grey stripes on the ceiling and wall, it's a really nice visual trick. And I do love yellow, all of my childhood bedrooms were a bright sunny version of the hue.
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

DesignTies said...

Weeehooo, love all the purple!!! And love all the carpets -- how come I can never find cool carpets like these!? My favourite is the one in the room with the gray & white stripes.

I'll have to pick up this issue and check out the source guide. Can you tell me what month it is??


Kelly @ DesignTies

Michelle Zuniga said...

Hi Karen!
Love the color inspiration photos! As always, love your blog! Thank you for visiting my blog!
Take Care and look forward to your sweet comments!

Zuniga Interiors

Down Comforter said...

Some great photos - I love the purple bedroom & yellow bath :)

Deb said...

Great post! It seems that how to use color is a constant source of confusion and frustration. Over at HomeGoods Openhouse it seems to be something we discuss often. Thanks for giving us some fabulous suggesstions.

from the right bank said...

Gray and yellow is my current favorite color combination so I love this post! And there are so many great elements in this house - the striped wall and ceiling is so fun.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful and inspiring pictures.

purple area said...

Gorgeous pics, love the colorsplash!

Struggler said...

The purple in the dining room is just gorgeous, what a great find.
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Many thanks for all the inspiration! said...

I really like seeing new color schemes. I get tired of seeing the same old colors combos all the time. Very refreshing!

Mike said...

I love the yellow wallpaper in the bathroom. Most yellow that goes into bathrooms makes it look more old but this shade of yellow is alive.