It’s Thursday and you know what that means! It’s time for New House Diary. Hooray!
(image via Traditional Home Magazine)
Last week we were talking about my inspiration for my new entry hall. If you didn’t see all the images that are inspiring me and weigh in on your favorites, then please head back to last week’s post and join in our conversation.
Oh but THIS week the REAL fun begins. I promised floor plans, but my team is still a bunch of busy bees trying to get the floor plan into a CAD drawing for me (yes, we had to measure ourselves, there was no existing floor plan for my 1968 beauty).
But since we are doing something so fun instead, I bet you’ll forgive the fact that I decided to talk color palette first,won’t you? You know how I love color.
Just last week in my creativeLIVE course with House Beautiful Magazine, I was talking about Fashion as a design influence. I even had some of my live audience members – like Batik textile designer Jackie O – join in that conversation and talk about how their personal style influenced their homes.
So when I started to think about the color palette of my new entry hall, I went out to Pinterest and found some fashion looks that really appeal to me and fit my personal style that also had inspiring color inspiration. Then I popped them into the handy-dandy Chip It app from one of my favorite paint companies, Sherwin-Williams. The result, 7 gorgeous color palettes for you and I to weigh in on for my entry.
So let’s do this! What do you think about…
A pop of yellow on a cool gray-neutral base?
Kelly green with a warm creamy background?
Soft coral with a gray base?
Cobalt blue on a warm gray backdrop (and maybe a pop of chartreuse)?
Tangerine orange with a gray ground?
Lavender on a smokey gray envelope?
Soft pink on a warm gray base?
or maybe a POP of hot pink on a warm beige wall?
I love SO many of these, but have a couple that are real standouts for me. I won’t tell you which ones yet so I don’t bias your opinions.
So come on friends, let me hear from you! Leave me a comment and tell me the color palette you are loving for my entry way. And yes, I know it depends on the color in the rest of the house, but I’ll be sure to make it all flow together later. For now, I hope you’ll have fun just dreaming of the possibilities and sharing your thoughts with me.
I’m certainly dreaming in color over here!
p.s. If you haven’t already seen yesterday’s blog post on my Mastermind Consulting Group Member Traci Zeller, head over to see it and enter to win a fab pair of pillows in one of Traci’s fabrics. We will be giving them away this Saturday.
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