I love the color green. I specifically love kelly green [maybe it’s the Irish in me]. I think it is super classy and versatile. Today we are playing a little “this or that” as we gear towards winter. Which ones do you prefer?
Halloween is tomorrow and instead of filling up the Color Emphasis with a bunch of Halloween I decided to just highlight the color palette. My decor style is much more passive than decorating for a ton of holidays. I prefer to wear or decorate with colors and objects that can last longer than just a 1 day holiday. Here are some of my favorite orange items with little pops of black here and there.
From a super sassy top to a textured rug the top-tier look stylish and comfortable. And now for the eclectic accessories. Coffee is a big deal in our home and this cute [and super affordable] french press would certainly add a great burst of color in our kitchen. Who says your trash has to be boring? Why not use it as an opportunity to add some style, like this little guy. Makin’ food? Make it in this spiffy skillet. Orange, gold, and black sunglasses? Do they really need any explanation? I’ve always loved pin-tuck pillows and this burst of orange is a perfect shade. In my opinion Pantone never goes out of style. And last but certainly not least, taking a trip? Even your passport should be dressed to impress.
Are you crushing on orange?
I’m a big fan of all shades of gray, especially heather gray. I asked Ian what manly items he would wear, because he looks awesome in gray. It seems like Express is the best place for all sorts of gray-man clothing. I’m totally loving that cardigan, boy my guy has good taste. I love a fitted, Mad Men inspired dress and I think I need to find one just like this. On cold fall or wintery days when the sky is gray, pull that color into your living room with a cozy reading nook. Set it up with a comfy chair, warm blanket and texturized pillow.
How do you wear gray?
I am a biggg fan of turquoise. From jewelry to home decor I think this color can look extremely retro or nice and modern. I tend to lean more towards a blue turquoise instead a green one. I love pairing this with oranges, or even taupe. What do you think of turquoise, are you a fan?
Since I first started doing this while Color Emphasis series it started with cobalt on the list. As each week passes I think hmm…we should wait that one out. But, the waiting is over. I finally decided on my favorite cobalt blue items and this roundup is stylish, modern, and totally me. From a sheer button-down to simplistic stud earrings these eclectic items are electric!
What do you think of cobalt? Would you ever wear it, decorate with it or send out some stationery with it? Send your recommendations for upcoming Color Emphasis posts to bedsidesign [at] gmail [dot] come with “Color Emphasis” in the subject. Find more color inspiration here and on pinterest!
Now that autumn is finally here I’m ready for saturated colors that speak to fall tones. Burgundy is the first color that I think captures my current fall mood, plus to be able to mention the great Ron Burgundy is also an added excuse [hence #1]. What do you think of this bold color?
Maybe it’s because my brother just purchased an awesome leather couch set and so I have leather couches on the brain that I am completely smitten by this couch. I love how burgundy can transcend and have more of a masculine feel. What do you think?
Ian and I love orange. When Pantone announced the 2012 color of the year as “Tangerine Tango” I was thrilled. Since it is already September [crazyyyy] I started to worry that the vibrant oranges were going to fade away when 2013 starts. I was thrilled to see the colors introduced in the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013. My favorite is Nectarine – a softer orange that reminds me of a creamsicle. Since I follow Pantone on twitter I found out about a super fun contest which inspired today’s roundup. I love when things can double for fun + blogging – that’s what it should be all about! You can read the rules and think about entering! The contest ends on September 27, at 12 pm PT.
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What color is your favorite out of the Pantone Spring 2013 colors? Let me know and maybe I’ll feature it for a future Color Emphasis.
The truth is I’m not a huge fan of purple. There I said it – please don’t shoot me! You see it is one of the colors that I should LOVE since it complements my olive undertone complexion, green eyes and dark hair. I’m a girl who should ALWAYS wear purple yet I do not think I own anything purple. Can you believe that? I think I was terrified of looking like Barney – green eyes, purple outfit, sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. However, when I noticed the new Pantone 2013 Spring colors I saw this gorgeous shade called Rhapsody. Behold:
I can totally get down with this color. Plus I also received the nothing else metals Essie nail polish as a free perk on Klout. I gave it a shot and it is a beautiful metallic purple. I was pretty shocked how much I liked it. What do you think of rhapsody? Would you decorate with it, use cosmetics in this color or wear some clothes sporting this shade?
Now that summer is coming to a close it is time to amp up the color and go with richer, more vibrant tones. I love deep teal in all areas of life. From cosmetics to home decor this color packs a punch and does not disappoint. Pair it with colors that have cool under tones or neutrals for a super chic look.
I’m usually savoring every last second of summer but I found myself getting excited for autumn. Central New York is a gorgeous place in the fall. I’ve never seen the leaves so vivid, felt the air so crisp, and invigorating. I am looking forward to the change of season and with that mustard is on my mind. I think this is one of my favorite fall hues.
What color do you want to see emphasized? Send your suggestions to bedsidesign [at] gmail [dot] com or leave a comment!