color inspiration

Inspirations, Color

Blush: Color of the Moment

Have you noticed all the blush, dusty peach, faded pink colors out there lately? It's showing up in home, apparel, interiors, accessories. It's amazing. It's a beautiful shade and when put together with other colors it can be a sophisticated new addition. Here are a few of my faves. 

Many of these are from companies I follow on Instagram so I have kept the company name on the photo. From left to right,  the farmhouse project,   selvedge magazine ,  abc carpet and home .

Many of these are from companies I follow on Instagram so I have kept the company name on the photo. From left to right, the farmhouse project, selvedge magazine, abc carpet and home.

Blush pinks have a bit of yellow to them and are dustier than your baby pink.  It looks refreshing with spring green which is a lighter, brighter shade.  It also looks sharp next to pea green or golden ochre.

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Here is dusty blush pink with peaches, yellows and whites.  From left to right, Etsy,  Brooklyn Haberdashery  and  The Loome . 

Here is dusty blush pink with peaches, yellows and whites.  From left to right, Etsy, Brooklyn Haberdashery and The Loome

pink and tan

This photo has been on my inspiration wall for a few months now. Unfortunately I cannot remember where it was from. It is from a magazine, possible NY Times Style.  It is actually swatches of wall to wall carpeting but I ripped it out because I love the rose pink shades next to the taupes.

everyman espresso tile wall

And the wall at my local coffee shop, Everyman Espresso.  Love this!

 

World's First Color Thesaurus

As a designer and a person I am always drawn to color. Sometimes a negative when designing or purchasing things for the home or clothes.  Why?  Because I end up with lots of colorful items.  I do love color!  When writing new descriptions for an item I do find myself referring to the thesaurus.  Also I keep a list of color names.  When I worked in the industry at a 9 to 7 design job I constantly had to come up with new color names for plaids I created.  I would keep a list at my desk for easy reference.  Well I wish I came up with the color thesaurus.  A children's illustrator, Ingrid Sundberg, has created the world's first color thesaurus.  She started two years ago and a poster will be available soon.  I am so excited to just look at this and share it with you!

Also I know my toddler daughter will love this.  What a great teaching tool!

If you would like to learn more about Ingrid Sundberg check out her website here.  

Enjoy!

Tracey

Fall Inspirations: Table Decor

Planning an outside brunch in the fall can be tricky.  Weather.  None the less I love setting a table and decorating it!  Browsing thru Pinterest always impresses me with the things I find.  I tried to stay focused and only look for outside table ideas.

Apartment Therapy never fails.  Rich browns and a classic navy blue with a chestnut and a blonde.  I'm talking colors here.

Love the green palette above from White Buffalo Styling and absolutely adore this yellow curry  palette from All the Sweet Prettiness.

The beautiful palette of autumn is captured in this setting. Gold, eggplants, greens, and browns. 

I have already started taking notes.  We will see what I come up with. 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Yellow, Black and White

Color inspirations.  As I am working on products, making and sewing, I still can't help but design as well.  It's hard to keep focus and sometimes not too productive when you start creating a new design.  Lately I've been seeing quite a bit of yellow, black, white.  And I must say it is so refreshing! Black and white are classic and adding that bit of yellow to it updates the look and makes it stand out. Easy to blend in with a black and white look you might already have.  This can go across all categories; housewares, apparel and accessories. 

domino magazine spring 2015

domino magazine spring 2015

from Zadie and Voltaire, store window in Soho NY 

from Zadie and Voltaire, store window in Soho NY 

plaid poof from CB2. Photo taken in Soho, NY

plaid poof from CB2. Photo taken in Soho, NY