June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Adding color in small ways can really make a difference in your space. Start with something you love—a great color or a unique collection— and finish the room with a few accents in a complimentary color.
The spa blue dish collection above, is accented with golden tones. Displaying a colorful dish set is a great way to personalize your space.
Accenting some of your cabinetry with paint, like this island above, is an easy way to make your space more welcoming.
Replacing your countertops with something more current will also make a big difference. The countertops in the photo above were accented nicely by painting the interior of the glass cabinets.
Don’t forget artwork — colorful art displayed prominently like this can really make your space.
June 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
Trellis is everywhere. This fanciful pattern can be used in many ways. Here are my favorite uses for this bold pattern.
When designing with trellis, keep your room simple and let the pattern be the star. There are so many great colors available in this pattern. Consider the impact you are going for when selecting your color. Light greens and aquas will be softer than bright pink or orange.
Love this pattern and still need more? Bring a piece of this great pattern home with these items from Etsy…
Images left to right… Imperial Trellis Pillow by Lily on Blue ‘s Store on Etsy, $86. Imperial Trellis iphone Cover by Plum Street Print on Etsy, $55. Trellis Clutch by Kimberly Jones Designs on Etsy, $40.
May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Green is one of my favorite colors. I love this shade of green, it is mysterious and stylish. Painting a room in such a deep hue can be tricky. If it is not done properly, it can really darken the room. Instead, try adding it to the room in small ways — the impact can be big.
Even with this gorgeous runner on the table, the green still gets your attention…
…and in this beautiful architectural setting, these chairs become the star of the room.
The green trellis pattern in this room commands your attention, yet gives a cheerful garden feel to the space.
Deep shades of green can be energizing, while lighter shades of green are more peaceful. Select the shade according to the mood you want to set for the room. The lighter shades of green used in this room crate a quiet and peaceful setting, perfect for the bedroom.
May 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve been taking a small break from posting to develop some new features on HUE. Check out my new Products by Color and Products by Style section. These include some great product collages grouped by color or style. Instead of just filling a collage with things that are blue, I have carefully selected items that can all work together in a room. It’s like a ‘room starter.’ Need inspiration? Working with an empty space? This is the perfect thing for you! All products and prices are noted, with links to where you can buy them. Here are some collage examples, to check out the full post click on Products by Color or Style in the menu…
May 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Renovating your kitchen can be a daunting task. There are so many choices out there. I think part of the reason the white kitchen has become so popular, is that it reduced many of these choices…white cabinetry, carrerra marble countertop (or quartz look alike), stainless steel appliances, dark wood floors…done! Now, kitchen cabinets are becoming more and more popular in colored finishes; particularly gray, robin’s egg blue, light green, and dark gray. I still love the classic white kitchen, but these colors are quite tempting…
May 6, 2011 § 2 Comments
I love the calm that blue and green bring to a room. If you’ve been looking for a great shade of blue or green, try one of these Benjamin Moore paint colors in your home …
These three rooms are simple, yet dramatic. Get this same feel by using yellow or golden accents with your favorite shade of blue or green. Repeat the colors throughout the space. To create drama, always make sure you have a strong focal point for the room. Recommended paint colors are listed below.
For the first room, try Thousand Oceans #1645. For the second room, try Jamestown Blue #HC-148. For the third room, try Hancock Green #HC-117. All paint colors are by Benjamin Moore.
May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
The dogwood tree in our yard is finally starting to bloom. It is one of my favorites, the flowers are so unique and beautiful. I never noticed how striking their colors were, until today. The centers are a perfect light green. If you look closely, the white petals have a pink or reddish hue on the edges. What a great combination.
These rooms capture the same simple beauty…