Color of the Month

Color of the month : Terracotta

Let’s get earthy with September’s color of the month, after all, Fall is approaching. So we chose Terracotta, which translates to ‘baked earth’. With an influx of Bohemian-style rooms across Pinterest, the ever-present greenery is usually complimented by a terracotta pot. The burnt orange hue is neutral enough to blend with a range of color schemes, but will also add a pop in the right spaces. Read on for our favorite ways to incorporate terracotta in different rooms in your home.

TERRACOTTA IN THE LIVING ROOM

terracotta accent wall

For a dramatic pop of color, consider terracotta for the walls. Whether you just choose one accent wall or the entire room, it creates a backdrop for warm woods and neutral accents that's sophisticated yet homey.

 Image via Trio Collection

Image via Trio Collection

If you’re lucky enough to have an exposed brick wall, then that may be all the terracotta you need. If you want to take it further, accent said wall with similar tones, a lighter shade of terracotta on a sectional works well against a dark concrete floor and a shiny copper accent. A patterned rug in warm neutrals with pops of gray or black will ground the look, while natural textures will bring depth to the space.

TERRACOTTA AND DINING

 image via www.ruffledblog.com

image via www.ruffledblog.com

For the simplest and easiest way to include terracotta in a room, consider adding clusters of pots. Not only are terracotta pots friendly on the wallet, but their timelessness instantly transforms a tablesetting. To make it uber rustic, go for handmade ceramic dishes and candle holders with the color featured in the designs.

 image via bloodandchampagne.com

image via bloodandchampagne.com

One of our favorite looks is accenting a rustic dining room with a grouping of terracotta pendant lamps. The primitive wood table stands alone in the above dining room, letting the roof and walls speak for themselves- minimalism at its best. The hanging lamps work well clustered together in various shapes and shades, giving the room a punch of style.

 image via marianneevennou.blogspot.fr

image via marianneevennou.blogspot.fr

Here in Southern California, it’s common to see Terracotta floors, influenced by our neighbor to the South. The above photo features a honeycomb version of the standard tiles. And what better color to compliment the floors? Our personal favorite: Gray. The different shades of gray against the bright floor provide an unexpected departure from the usual bright Mexican influences.

TERRACOTTA IN THE BEDROOM

 image via decoholic

image via decoholic

Love the idea of adding some color to bedroom? Terracotta can be subtle and soft enough to keep things serene. Compliment it with ivory textured pillows and sheets for a flattering look.

 image via interiors online

image via interiors online

To compliment an existing neutral bed scheme, consider small pops of terracotta in the decorative accents.  Turkish Kilim pillows that are so popular right now are an easy way to incorporate the color, or geometric rugs with terracotta and other pastels will add personality to the room. We love the black contrast used in the above photo.

Are you ready to incorporate some terracotta in your home? If you have any tips, please share your favorite way in the comments below!

 

 

Color of the Month: Pastel Green Interiors

With Pantone's announcement of not one, but two pastel 'colors of the year', we decided to feature the underdog. With our recent obsession of Scandinavian decor, we've been spotting a lot of Pastel Green. The calm, soothing hue creates a nice effect against gray and white, warmed by wood accents. It also serves as a compliment to one of our favorite finishing touches, botanicals! Here's how to incorporate Pastel Green into different rooms of your home, and when it's announced as next year's Pantone color of the year, remember where you heard it first! 

 image via Vtwonen.nl

image via Vtwonen.nl

We love the open shelf concept here. Painted a mild shade of sage green, the olive wood and other pastels give it an earthy look.

 image via Emma Persson

image via Emma Persson

The simple cabinets in this kitchen stand out with the addition of a subtle hue- accented by a marble backsplash and small pops of dark color to add sophistication.

 image via Agent Bauer

image via Agent Bauer

From the kitchen, we enter the dining room. This time a pastel green wall against older architectural elements lends a provincial feel. Keep it romantic with lace accents and botanicals in different shades of green.

 image via egetrom.no

image via egetrom.no

If painting a wall or cabinets is too permanent for you, go for the small things. These ceramic pastel green dishes look lovely against a natural linen tablecloth.

 lialeukinterieuradvies.nl

lialeukinterieuradvies.nl

Still in need of a less permanent option? Try including dining chairs in unique materials, a pendant lamp, or of course a simple centerpiece of vintage bottles ranging in different shades of green. Top it off with florals and stems for an organic look.

 image via artinspire.info

image via artinspire.info

After dinner, what better place to unwind than this gorgeous setting. The raw Morroccan elements against the green wall gives us vacation vibes.

 image via regardsetmaisons.blogspot.fr

image via regardsetmaisons.blogspot.fr

Some more transitional options for a warm room - a blanket and a pendant lamp make an instant impact in this minimalist room.

 image via Coco Lapine

image via Coco Lapine

In the bedroom, how about a Celadon Green linen duvet, to compliment the whites and raw wood elements. This room has the calming effect associated with sea glass and we couldn't think of a better way to end the day.

Color of the Month : Black

Happy New Year! We are inspired by the many soirees, so we’re sharing some tips on how you can do black in your home.  It’s sophisticated, it’s neutral, but it can be hit or miss! Let’s take a look at how you can add a little black in a few of our favorite ways.

WALLS

We love the moody still-life effect a black wall evokes. We rounded up some of the best black walls done right.

Out of all the areas of the house, we love a light bedroom. It feels refreshing to sleep in. But have you ever thought about associating the color of night with your bedroom? In this image, the dark washed walls are contrasted not only with natural colors but also natural elements.

For a seriously stylish kitchen, consider adding a black tile back splash. The key to dark colored spaces is contrast, and the warm wood cabinetry in this kitchen does just that.

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We can’t help but notice a trend in metropolitan flower shops, black walls. We love how the florals bring an unexpected pop to this sophisticated backdrop that still makes the space feel large and gallery-like.

FURNITURE + ACCENTS

Black furniture can really translate in any room. But we chose some of our favorite monochromatic rooms that featured pops of black.

The black shelves, lighting and chairs in this kitchen contrast with the white walls to add a sophisticated, elegant feel. Tie it all together with a black and white rug.

To keep the accent furniture from being too goth, add shiny objects as a contrast. the copper tabletop and accessories just pop against the moody background.

In this office space, the dark objects stage the scene and establish boundaries while the white walls act as a blank canvas.

TABLETOP

Add minimal sophistication to your table setting with black ceramics on a rustic backdrop. Alternatively, to liven things up, introduce a black poppy print through the linens or even dinnerware.

BEDROOM

If the black bedroom wall we showed you above is not your cup of tea, try some of these options with a focus on black bedding. Textures can help break up the monotony of a black bed- think velvet, knitted and quilted. Or, you can choose a black print to add more of a playful, bohemian feel to the sleeping quarters.

Color of the Month : PASTEL PINK

With breast cancer awareness month being October, we’re picking our fave interiors that feature a soft sheen of pink. We chose tones that convey pink as a sophisticated and warm color. Combined with other pastels it can be soft and feminine, combined with grays and neutrals, it can be classy and chic.

WALLS

To avoid overdoing it and making a room like like a nursery, think about only painting part of the wall, use a colorblock process as seen here. And compliment it with blacks and other sophisticated neutrals.

FURNITURE + ACCENTS

Combined with other pastels, pink can create a glamorous and calming effect. We love the idea of a pouf in such an unconventional color.

   
  
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Pink furniture can be used beyond Barbie’s dream house. The use of a pink tufted sofa in this image shows just how versatile the color can be. Add a washed pink rug to the picture against whitewashed walls and the overall room has a classic look.

   
  
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TABLETOP

Pink dishes combined with sleek neutrals give a more mature tea party look. Consider a textured table throw in a blush shade to compliment a floral centerpiece.

 Right: Iloveswmag.com

Right: Iloveswmag.com

BEDROOM

Layering Pink linen with shades of taupe, gray and ivory keeps things soft, while veering away from being overly feminine.  We also love a good linen duvet from Bella Notte!