Happy Sunday Everyone!
I'm not sure what it's been like in other places lately, but the weather in AZ has been plain crazy for the past month or so. It's hot then it's cold, it's yes then it's no...oh wait, I think I'm singing a Katy Perry song right now!
It's true though. Last week the temperatures were moving up into the 80's, but this weekend we have a rain storm. That's right, I said it...a rain storm. Random.
But I did enjoy listening to the pitter-pat on the windows last night as the rain came down. There is something so soothing about the sound of rain, don't you think? Plus, I'm always happy when I can enjoy a rainy day from inside my home...wrapped up in a blanket, curled up with a book (or in my case, with my laptop, typing away).
In fact, the only down-side I can think of for these rainy conditions is the fact that it's not ideal weather for painting. I'm getting pretty close to wrapping up the final details on the project I was going to submit for the Pinterest Challenge, but it looks like it might carry through yet another weekend since I can't paint today.
Oh well, I'll take advantage of this time that I have and add another color scheme to the library...and since we're heading into spring-time, I thought a pastel-inspired color scheme might be a perfect fit.
- For this scheme, paint the walls in a soft purple, similar to Dunn Edwards Cherry Blossoms (DE6001). You don't want the color to be too dark since you'll be using some darker purples as accents throughout the space.
- For your upholstery pieces, try a good mid-tone purple. You want the tone of purple to be darker than your walls, but still hold back from going too dark since you'll be bringing in more tones of purple. Keeping these two pieces of the color scheme in check will allow you to be more playful with your accent pieces.
- White will be your anchor color in the space. Use it on the trim work throughout the room and in your accessories. Anywhere it starts to feel too heavy, add a pop of white.
- I love this scheme because it accents with aquamarine, or seafoam blue. Find a nice beachy blue-green color to bring into the space. This color would look great on some painted furniture pieces, in fabrics, and especially in wall art.
- Use silver accents throughout the space to make the entire room shimmer. This can be done through metallic finishes, playful fabrics, and even mirrors.
- Use monochromatic purples as additional accents throughout the room. Feel free to use darker purples here. Really make these accents pop against the soft-purple walls!
- Use some dark tones throughout the space to add a bit of definition to your decor. The easiest way to add hints of dark tones is through metallic finishes. An antique brass, brushed steel, or oil-rubbed bronze might be a great fit here. Gone are the days of matchy-matchy finishes, so play with it a little bit.
SEE THIS SCHEME IN ACTION:
This room is a perfect example of how serene this color scheme can be. I love that the colors are soft enough that you can really play around with adding different prints throughout the space, but bold enough to make a huge impact! You can see how the purples and the soft blue-greens really compliment each other throughout the space, and how the white accents hold everything together. You can also see how the metalic finishes throughout the room feel almost like jewelry because they add a hint of shimmer.
GET THE LOOK:
I've surfed the web to find a few products that you could pull together to get a similar look to that of the photo. This should give you an idea of how to get started. Also, it's good to know that you don't have to start entirely from scratch when it comes to changing out home decor. Sometimes it's as easy as changing out the shade on your lamps, and over time, piece-by-piece, you'll create a layered look that speaks to your own personal style!
I think this color scheme would look great in a teenage girl's room, but it's also sophisticated enough to work in an adult space too. You can even change up the color scheme a bit to add some more masculine colors and it would even work for a master bedroom for a couple.
Well, I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. I'm going to put together the birthday gift I have planned for my mom. Considering I was a few months late at getting her gift to her last year, I thought it might be nice to actually send it to her on time this year. Can't wait to share all of the details with you later this week!