Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bring on the Color


Despite having just painted my own bedroom white (and preparing a post on more drool-worthy white bedrooms) I’m so drawn to color now that the weather is warmer and summer is around the corner.  These bright shades are just so exciting and fun for the season…

shannon fricke pink and red bathroom

What a flirty little sink this is!

delight by design melanie acevado pink hydrancgea

Flowers must be the number one way to bring color inside…definitely my accessory of choice for the summer!

indiahicks13 domino mag

India Hicks, the maven of summer style is using flowers in just that way here.  The colors, furnishings and fabrics work year-round and can look so different with a simple change of accessories and buds.

brabourne farm coloful table vignette

Nothing says summer like bold cabana stripes, seashells and wicker!

mrs blandings red white and blue imagesdelight by design yellow wall paper

Loving these huge floral paintings and wallpaper!

glimpses of style bathroom with green vanity  

Towels are another easy, fun and low cost way to spice things up a bit. 

 shannon fricke house with blue floors

I so envy those who have old wood floors, even if in need of re-finishing or a new coat of paint.  After watching HGTV you’d think everyone’s home had these gems hidden underneath grungy carpet! 

Even without a paintable floor (DEFINITELY no such luck over here!), a colorful area rug and slipcovers can do the trick just as well and can completely transform a space.

 decorology beach house bedroom   

Gone with the down comforter and extra blankets, in with the lightweight quilts and cotton sheets!  A colorful patchwork quilt may be as quintessential Summer as it gets. 

Hope you have a lovely night- I’m off to my white bedroom to dream about colorful bedding, towels, and accessories!

{Photos via 1. Sarah Kaye, 2. Shannon Fricke, 3. Melanie Acevado via Delight by Design, 4. Domino, 5. & 7. Brabourne Farm, 6.  Mrs. Blandings, 8. Glimpses of Style, 9. Martha Stewart, 10. Decorology}


vicki archer said...

Alice - I am a neutrals lover too but these pics make me want to rush out and colour up, xv.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

What incredibly lovely photos. Could study them all morning! I too wish I had wooden floors hidden beneath my sea of beige ucky carpet.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Lovely beach picks. Old painted wood floors to me are just so coastal.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I know the feeling, I love neutrals but this time of the year I want color. Just put some red roses from my garden on the dining room table, maybe that will help...I love your photos.

compulsively compiled said...

I've been craving more color lately. I keep thinking it's because of summer.

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LindsB said...

That bathroom with the orange towels is fab...maybe its time for my dirty white towels to get a makeover

Vitania said...

First time here. What a fun blog. Filled with lovely ideas and inspiration..


{eloquent essence} said...

You're absolutely right that no room should be without color. Color adds so much life and vitality into any room. It also doesn't need to be extensive; just a hint, a hue of color is all you need to brighten up a room.

And I love the red flowers in the glass jar - so vintage and romantic!

Lauren said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow florwer paper!!!

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