4.29.2009

jade and coral [and perhaps a dash of yellow]

I almost always find that I am drawn to the rooms that utilize at least three colors, even if they are all neutrals. Take coral, which seems to be everywhere lately. A coral room dotted with few different patterns and materials and perhaps a neutral here and there can be lovely. But add a cooling jade or teal to the mix and the warmth of a space drastically increases.


Add yet another layer of color to this palette, such a brilliant yellow, and spaces grow even more inviting.


( via british home and garden, ashley whittaker, nate berkus, April House Beautiful uk)
Are your more restrained when using color or do you prefer many layers of it?

22 comments:

paula said...

I love how cheery it all feels.

Sasha said...

I am more traditional an keep two two colors..but love the way this rooms look!

simplesong said...

LOVE these color combos.

christina said...

Love all these citrusy colors together. I think my family room may be getting a bit out of control colorwise...at least it's plenty cheerful to look at!

down and out chic said...

this is a classic color combination and i would not mind having it in my house someday (wearing the colors together is also quite fun).

You are my fave... said...

I was just thinking about how much I love coral the other day. You always find such pretty rooms.

Callie Grayson said...

That sofa is just yummy! loving the colour with the jade accents! perfect combo of colours

Melissa said...

I love these rooms and the colors are so pretty. I love aqua blue and I have to restrain myself from not wanting to put it everywhere :)

Rachel said...

I love the jade and teal! those rooms are great!

Brunch at Saks said...

I love the second photo! Those colors looks gorgeous in a dining/living room! :)

Miss Aimee said...

love the coral sofa! who knew.

Lee said...

Whilst I love all of these photos and admire the designers ability to mix such colours, I can't go past white walls & neutrals. However, that does not stop me from wishing that I could carry off a room like one of these. Lee :)

Jess LC said...

Ooo! You are going to love the new colors in the Astor collection tomorrow. We used all of these colors in the jewelry designs.

Great minds think alike!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous use of color! Love that yellow chaise SO!

xoxox,
CC

Donna said...

Thanks for these wonderful pics!!! They are great inspiration for a client project I am working on...Love them! Love your blog!!!

Kotori said...

Love all this color... that table with the different colored chairs is so fun. And I do love that coral pop in the first image.

Julia said...

These three colors create such a warm, inviting space!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love these images. Will add them to my "beach" file for the condo I am working on.

Cafe Fashionista said...

These spaces are so breathtaking. As much as I love color, I think that when I decorate my living space I'm more restrained when using it. Though now that I've seen these spaces, I may have to rethink that.

Courtney said...

I love each of these colours when used as an accent. I would have never ventured to use them all together but the results seen here are quite stunning.

I love how fun and retro, yet sleek and modern this look is. A very unique colour palette, indeed.

Sylvie said...

I love your choices :)

Here's my mix of color in my living room in 2007:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sosylvie/463606981/in/set-72157604873433857/

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a lovely post - i have been trying to decorate with coral-color lately, and can't find anything with it! your post is a breath of fresh air!
xox