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5 Uncommon and Unexpected Color Pairings

By: The Balance Design Team

Feeling uninspired by the color schemes you’ve seen over and over again? Us too. We stepped out of our comfort zones to create bold, fresh color palettes that challenged us and even changed our minds about a few hot-button colors.

Blush & Persimmon

If you think pink and orange is a juvenile combination, think again! Combining similar hues of blush and persimmon evokes feelings of old world spices and soft floral dyes, with the muted blush acting almost as a neutral. This palette feels like a soft yet energetic beginning of a new day.

Green & Black

We love the combination of deep green and black — it’s modern and current, yet grounded. Picture a gleaming grand piano with an emerald green bench. Choose a slick lacquer black to really set this pairing up for success!

Ochre & Plum

Deep purples and golden yellows create a luxurious but playful color palette, and the contrast of light and dark keeps this pairing rich, but not heavy. Utilize velvets and leathers for an ultra sumptuous experience.

Neon Yellow & Slate Blue

We know neon isn’t for everyone, and in fact there are some strong feelings about it amongst our team! But paired with a grounding, chalky navy blue, it gives the right amount of POP to an otherwise standard neutral. By embracing a difficult color, a beautiful palette was brought to our attention — and honestly, we quite like it!

Sea Green & Coral

This is the more saturated, modern version of the aqua and peach of the 80’s. When paired together with a warmer neutral, like a bronze or caramel, a once dated color scheme is revitalized. Plus, balancing brighter colors with neutral metals and textures is a great way to create harmony.

When you’re feeling burned out or uninspired by your “usuals” and “go-to’s,” try taking a second look at something you thought you didn’t like. Challenge yourself to look at it from a different point of view or in a different context — you might find a new favorite!

Color Palette: Frida Kahlo

By: Danielle Clockel

Frida Kahlo’s art is instantly recognizable through her powerful portraits and earthy-yet-vibrant color palettes. Symbolically, her work is rich with women’s empowerment, rebellion against societal norms, and heartfelt self expression. How can we not be inspired?

Top to bottom:
Benjamin Moore Vintage Charm 1455
Farrow & Ball Sudbury Yellow No. 51
Benjamin Moore Seaweed 2035-10
Sherwin Williams Jasper 6216
Sherwin Williams Jalapeno 6629

Hello, Spring!

Primavera: a beautiful Italian word that translates to “spring!” With this beautiful season beginning to blossom, we’ve got some eye candy that is sure to motivate you to get outside and enjoy it!

Photos Courtesy of AlmanacWhats Gaby CookingJanus et CieElle Decor500pxLonny, and Love This Pic

Color Palette: Lavender Field

By: Danielle Clockel

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Sherwin Williams Plum Brown 6272
Benjamin Moore Yellow Lotus 2021-50
Sherwin Williams Electric Lime 6921
Farrow and Ball Plummett No. 272
Farrow and Ball Calke Green No. 34

As we began preparing for our next open house, we were continuously inspired by the colors of France’s lavender fields. The purples of course grabbed our attention, but there are so many other hues within this striking environment that create a truly unique and beautiful color scheme. You’re sure to see these fresh, springtime colors in the studio at our next open house in April!

Color Obsession: Autumn Explosion

By: Danielle Cornely

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Autumn is in full swing and color is everywhere! Let’s take a minute to appreciate the full range of hues this season has to offer. Of course there’s burnt ochres, fiery reds, and rich browns, but there is also a whole palette of gorgeous, less known colors. Chartreuse, aubergine, and cool grey are the supporting cast, and we think it’s time for them to shine.

Peking sofa

 

Peking Sofa by Johnathan Adler.

This mid century, Asian-inspired style in remarkable chartreuse is a show stopper.

pomegranitegold

Pomegranate Gold rug by The Rug Company.

A suzani rug in modern colors, the Pomegranate Gold rug is sure to be a timeless heirloom.

Velvet lyre chair

Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Armchair by Anthropologie.

How could you resist curling up with a good book in this tufted chair?

Alexis lamp

Alexis Lamp by Currey and Company.

We strongly believe lamps can be functional and still beautiful. This Alexis lamp is a work of art.

Louisianne bench

Louisiane Bench by Fermob.

This sculptural bench would be right at home in the back of a garden — the perfect place to sit and reflect.

Throw pillowsSchumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Throw Pillows by PinkandPiper on Etsy.

You can’t go wrong with Schumacher fabric. These pillows have it all: color, pattern, and panache.