One of the most mind boggling things to decide upon when decorating is the color schemes. Personally, I find it really hard to choose just one. Will it be a distressed white and burlap scheme? Will it be a black and white? Rich earth tones? Which combination will keep me satisfied for the longest time – since I do like to change things around and often. I had the exact same dilemma with our daughter’s nursery and I still haven’t settled but, kind of followed the room’s progress instead.
Our living room (and I emphasize this: our living-room) is painted with a dark color that ranges from medium brown to oily green with undertones of gold (e.g. just shoot me now). It is an impressive color but, it doesn’t agree with my light seeking soul. At all. Enter the internet and the amazing bloggers and decorators out there, I believe I finally found the color combination I will enjoy the most. Check out some of my inspiration.
I found the portfolios of muskokaliving and my jaw dropped. Fabulous houses – I suspect they are a tad above our budget but, beautiful nevertheless. My decorative imagination exploded: Navy, cobalt, royal or blue-black details, against very light grey and crisp white. With the right use of natural wood, it can emit tons of warmth. All white frames on the walls or all black. Or light natural wood! The combination can be spiced up with yellows and greens, dark wood or grey-washed. I can’t stop thinking about it!
Let me introduce you to the photo that made my jaw drop:
I showed the photo to my husband and his face lit before he even said anything! If I wasn’t positive I loved this room before, I certainly did after he smiled, said it was gorgeous and he looked like he had just rested! Apparently, men can be very much into decorating if something speaks to them (besides their wives that is).
Another inspirational idea comes with a romantic traditional twist in this photo from Pottery Barn:
Blue accents can range from traditional, to modern and even to eclectic:
Silver accents? Check. Gold accents? Check. Dark blue hues are surprisingly versatile and can range from youthful to classic with the right arrangements.
Speaking of clean, I think no other color combination makes a room look so clean. Not even black and white.
The featured image is from the slideshow for Tradewinds by MuskokaLiving. You can check their portfolio here. They create some seriously stunning adobes.
There are no affiliate or sponsored links in this post. Just photos I saw and enjoyed. I hope you did, too. 🙂
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