At the end of last week, I found myself picking new paint colors for a client I've been working with in bits and pieces over the past year.
I've been thinking our palette will look a bit like this:
Love the happy vintagey quality of the fuschia and mustard/ochre, tempered by the grey and white or cream. But it is a bit strong for a whole space, yes? And they want light and bright.
A deep or bright pink always makes me want blue. (Remember this?) And to keep things fresh, I love the addition of aqua, with just enough green in the yellows to keep the palette from dipping into rainbow sherbert territory.
Why thank you, Better Homes and Gardens, that's just what I had in mind.
We could put the yellow on the walls
Or the aqua
Of course, none of these have the total palette, but it can be helpful, when you're stuck, to visualize a wall color this way.
While searching for inspiration, I revisited some Domino magazines, including a piece about designer Barrie Benson's own home. She originally painted it all white, before realizing it was too stark and cold, and she came back in with a palette of pale blues and greens.
Design is a process, sometimes easier than others.