Friday, September 25, 2015

Neutral Interiors with Pops of Bold Color

The recent BHG cover of Brooke Shield's New York cottage caught my eye for the brilliant mix of neutrals with bold pops of color...Similarly, One Kings Lane recently featured photographer Gray Malin's home makeover by designer Orlando Soria, and the pair of oversized emerald green photographs of swimmers off Australia's Bondi Beach in his living room stopped me in my tracks....As in fashion, I love the idea of investing in good quality neutral basics, and switching up the vibe with accessories in various colors, patterns, and textures.  The hot pink and orange combo in Shield's living room is a refreshing departure from some of the more common color schemes I have seen lately.  I particularly love anything orange for the coming fall season!  I collected various inspiration photos of bold pops of color below...

Brooke Shield's New York Cottage, Better Homes & Gardens

Gray Malin Home - (designed by Orlando Soria) I am seriously drooling over those large emerald green photographs of swimmers off Australia's Bondi Beach...
Gray Malin Studio (Photographer) - love the attention to detail in the window treatment trim and pillow tassels
Gray Malin Studio (Photographer)
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, 2015 Jr League of High Point Designer Showhouse, Traditional how the colorful pieces pop against the neutral backdrop.....and the architecture of those STOOLS? Perfection!

Annie Lowengart, 2013 Napa Valley Showhouse, Traditional Home,
This one is sort of a reverse scenario....neutral elements pop against the colorful grass green backdrop.....

Annie Lowengart, 2013 Napa Valley Showhouse, Traditional Home
I am crazy over the color combo of grass green with these blues...and that chevron fabric is devine.

Peter Dunham's Bukhara Fabric in his own home, House Beautiful
Had to include this as this Bukhara fabric is a favorite I have seen recently, amazing in various colorways!

Peter Dunham, House Beautiful

Gwen Driscoll, House Beautiful
Another reverse scenario with a bold colorful backdrop and various neutral furnishings and accessories...

Kathryn Ireland
Clearly a color and pattern lover....a beautiful bedroom in Ireland's own home (I think?!)

Kirsten and Kelli, Veranda
This was a feature in Veranda's "7 Dogs with a Serious Eye for Design" adorable are these pups!!

Kirsten and Kelli, Veranda


Mary McDonald
A master of mixing in bold colors and patterns, McDonald always AMAZES me!

Patrick Cline, Lonny
Love this quaint and charming little fun they incorporated atypical bathroom elements into this space (Persian rug, velvet chair) it!

via Reiko Design Blog
Somehow this crazy mix of stripes and chevron patterns just WORKS!

Sam Allen, Interiors, House Beautiful
Love this safari-inspired bedroom with pops of Hermes orange...

Summer Thornton
She does a beautiful job of mixing various patterns and textures and balancing bold colors with more quiet elements

Summer Thornton

Summer Thornton

Summer Thornton
Again, LOVE this color combo of grass green + sky blue! 

Tish Mills, Traditional Home

I am drooling over these kelly/emerald green drapes....YES, PLEASE!!!

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