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Guest Picks: In the Mood for Rich Indigo
Is indigo the new neutral? Check out these versatile dark blue accessories and furnishings and let us know what you think
"versatile dark blue accessories and furnishings and let us know what you think... yellow, tan and green to, of course, light blue and gray. Hand-blocked indigo fabric prints... look. And china that’s dark indigo and white blends seamlessly with traditional and... leaves, and it can come in many shades. The color works with a spectrum of colors from... and transitional decor. You can’t go wrong mixing a little indigo into your rooms;..."
Color Inspiration From the Mediterranean
Feed your creativity with the vivid blues, golds and terra cotta from Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco
"vivid blues, golds and terra cotta from Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco... the best and most interesting aspects of this region's culture and natural environment... vivid blue sea that surrounds the Greek isles and the golden yellow tones seen at... Spain and Italy, and the lush vegetation found in the South of France are also influences... patterns and textures, Mediterranean interiors are indeed a feast for the eyes and can..."
Guest Picks: Snowy, Starry Winter Decor
Let winter's magic reach every room with accessories, furnishings and fixtures done up in nighttime blue and snowdrift white
"furnishings and fixtures done up in nighttime blue and snowdrift white... magical and filled with light, star motifs, inky night-sky blues and snowy whites.... relaxing and dreaming while the snow falls outside. I hope you enjoy these 20 finds... come off and can you stick it in the washer? We love winter decor. Although we are... 20") and "Snow Fox" (Lisa Bloomingdale Bell, oil on linen 9" x 12") As a nature... you get, and it can fit both tapers and tea lights, depending on which side is facing..."
Guest Picks: Crazy for Cobalt
Hot in the design world and cool to the eye, cobalt-blue accessories and furnishings like these make a statement wherever they go
"world and cool to the eye, cobalt-blue accessories and furnishings like these make... bold and bright, fun and festive. From accessories and accents to furniture and... Kristy and Beth from Design Chic... green and my sister-in-law had two in blue in the late '60s. One blue got broken... cobalt blue! I am an artist and also am on houzz. Here are a couple of my blue paintings... obalt-blue-velvet-upholstery-fabric/ Cobalt Blue is a gorgeous accent in a bathroom..."
My Houzz: Traditional, Collected Style in Oregon
"gold-and-blue palette, curated furnishings and dark wood floors warm up an Oregon... Yakima and Bellevue, Wash., Denver, Colo., Boise, Idaho, Santa Rosa and Huntington... Jenine and Craig Fletcher. In addition to Oregon (where they have lived in four different... Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. In May of 2011 they finally found a traditional-style... Jenine and Craig Fletcher Location: Tualatin, Ore. Size: 3,500-square-foot two-story..."
Houzz Tour: Color Brings a Family-Friendly Show House to Life
Apple green, salmon pink and bodacious blues dance through fabrics and furnishings in a Pennsylvania show house
"salmon pink and bodacious blues dance through fabrics and furnishings in a Pennsylvania... splashy hues and new combinations of fabric, furniture and styles pay homage to The Greenbrier... reserved for and appreciated by those who also come alive at the sight of color.... light and aspect. Sure this is "show" and I would quickly bore with many things... colors and the furniture placement is perfect. This is me. I'm a color and sunshine..."
Kitchen of the Week: Aqua Knockout in Austin
Torn-down walls created more space, while vivid blue and green colors and clever storage gave a one-two punch to a kitchen remodel in Texas
"vivid blue and green colors and clever storage gave a one-two punch to a kitchen... designs and a smart breakfast nook now give her the space and style she craved.... home. Ott and her husband didn't use the huge closed-off dining space next to the original... the sink and island and 4 steps to the range. --Jennifer Lively and bright. Only surprise... years now and it's got some dings and scratches. we cook and entertain quite a bit so..."
Kitchen of the Week: Bold Chevrons for a Backsplash
Blue and white zigzags punctuate an otherwise all-white kitchen, completely gutted and redesigned for a Northern California homeowner
"Blue and white zigzags punctuate an otherwise all-white kitchen, completely gutted... gutted and redesigned for a Northern California homeowner... cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, accessorizing only with a bold and bright... children and teens! The contrast of the floors and white cabinets looks great. A Space... booth and someone needs out and they're not sitting on the outside. I would have... clean and fresh and dramatic .. It would also look amazing redesigned as a glass..."
Great Design Plant: Periwinkle
"lush and highly tolerant ground cover grows quickly and offers pretty blue blooms... responsibly and keep an eye on it. Yes, this plant is ridiculously popular, but I think... California and am still regretting (and removing) the periwinkle I planted on my property... ground and grown 3 stories up my southern pines and post oaks. It has completely choked... plants and you've selected some beautiful inspirational photos. I especially love..."
Guest Picks: 19 Ideas for Nautical-Theme Kids' Rooms
"Blue and white, rope and boat-theme accents combine for a young sailor's dream bedroom... with him and be applicable 10 years from now. Below are my top 20 picks for a seafa... floor and set up a dress up station where kids can be pirates and have adventures... sizes and mount under acrylic with an aluminum dibond backing for a durable, easy... telescope and globe...I like the map pillows, those are great! i would check out Hobby..."
Guest Picks: Colorful Glassware
Perk up a place setting with glasses and carafes in bright yellow, deep purple, ocean blue and more enticing colors
"glasses and carafes in bright yellow, deep purple, ocean blue and more enticing colors... retro blue glassware with green stems! Would love to have the martini glasses--does... combine the blue colorway with the yellow and orange ones. I love the beautiful sea foam... cobalt blue color reminds me of a deep blue ocean. It's so refreshing! These schnapps... exotic and captivating about this purple hue that I love. The amber stroke on this..."
Colors of the Year: Look Back and Ahead for New Color Inspiration
See which color trends from 2014 are sticking, which ones struck out and which colors we’ll be watching for next year
"struck out and which colors we’ll be watching for next year... discuss and present (and often argue!) about what they saw, what inspired them and... near and far, to explore and document their environment. The teams then meet to... tidings and merrymaking, but if you are a color nerd like me, you also look forward... manufacturers and color management companies. I recently attended a handful of industry events... Selecting and promoting a Color of the Year is certainly a marketing tool, but the process..."
Paint Color Ideas: 8 Uplifting Ways With Yellow and Green
"yellow and green paint combinations sure to cast off winter doldrums... winter and give it a happy makeover. And there’s no better way to do that than with... yellow and green. I love working with these hues — by themselves and in tandem — because... yellow and green-hued interiors and exteriors, along with paint color palettes inspired... versatile and uplifting. If you love bright colors, there are plenty of options with..."
Dreaming in Color: 8 Gorgeously Green Bedrooms
Bring in a bold splash of watery blue-green or a slice of soft celery for a colorful yet sleep-friendly sanctuary
"watery blue-green or a slice of soft celery for a colorful yet sleep-friendly sanctuary... cooler, blue-tinged jade greens to warmer, citrusy yellow-greens. Cooler greens tend... relaxed and soothed — conducive to getting a good night's sleep. Warmer greens, especially... wake up and feel more energized. So whether you're looking for a bedroom color that... de-stressing and calming, or you want some assistance bounding out of bed in the morning..."
The Stories Colors Tell
A purple fit for a king, the blue of a faraway sea ... learn about the meanings of colors to help your rooms follow the right plot
"king, the blue of a faraway sea ... learn about the meanings of colors to help your rooms... a mood and make a statement about our style and preferences. Color is a powerful... interesting and will help you make a more informed decision.... striking and bold - we particularly like the green in the first shot and also the deep... however, red and pink just have different personalities - and to a lesser degree, so do..."