I have a lot of orange in my house and have for years. Part of me thinks maybe I have succumbed to the pink color of the year even though I don't have cable so no home decor shows and I don't buy magazines anymore. Has it somehow rubbed off on me anyway? Why do I want to add pink to my rooms? Is it because I am rebelling against the 5 males in the house? :) I have no idea, but there will be lots of pink florals in my sunroom by the summer!
Most of the rooms in my home are done in "wood duck". With the Native American prints on my walls and the Persian carpets on the floors I picked out the richest of the tones and painted the walls. The color palettes I used were on a brochure of nature colors that I found at Lowes. I had them made up in BM matte.
The wood duck that Annie shows is exactly what I was after as far as color palette and I was able to achieve with everything I already owned. A very pleasing situation. c
When I saw the wood duck picture, I immediately thought of some traditional plaid with forest green, dark/navy blue, and white with some leather furniture. I guess now I understand why there's a certain type of decor that incorporates plaid with duck decoys.
I do really like the colors of the duck and I can see how it would inspire a really beautiful room.
A few bulbs are just barely starting to pop some greens up in my yard. It's making me want to add more green to my decor. (Unfortunately my significant other doesn't like green, so I'll have to be judicious in picking things that won't bother him.)
Boop, despite being a 'plain Jane' sort when it comes to decorating, those colors now make me want to redo some room-maybe a guest room. I love the color combo in that bouquet! Just lately, I, too, have been wondering how I could add pink in here and I don't watch decorating shows or buy the magazines either. Maybe it is just that I am itching for spring now.
I love the outdoors but for me it would have to be the spring/summer colors. I do not have the earth tones in my home. They just do not suit me. I've seen beautiful warm rooms in those tones, but I'm drawn to lighter, brighter, Those colors make my heart sing. The earth tone palette would depress me. Funny how colors do that!
I LOVE Boops picture and those colors - but I would probably not include the orange. LOL Have just this week been ordering fabric samples for pillows and yesterday bought a turquoise throw. I have some red accents, but am trying to bring some turquoise into the picture too.
Annie, that wood duck photo is a wonderful inspiration for a color scheme.
I also adore boopadaboo's floral colors as a color scheme.
I am currently leaning toward tweaking my LR color scheme based on colors in some oil paintings I've recently bought. Fortunately my basic color scheme is neutral so it's relatively easy to change the accessories.
My bedroom scheme is based on the floral chintz of these wingback chairs. My walls are the brownish color of the wide stripe and I use blue, green, and sometimes the rose or mauve as accents. So easy to have a coordinated color scheme when using such inspiration pieces.
Ho ho, Annie! How much wood could a wood duck duck (if a wood duck would duck wood ...)?
I saw a deep green painted library with a creamy Oushak carpet, a rich red-brown leather sofa, a black japanned or tole-painted lacquer tray on a walnut-legged, ball and claw footed ottoman with camel low-pile velvet upholstery and black braided welting, an antique mahogany game table with red leather inlay and Chinese chippendale chairs, brass lamps with gold-lined black hardback shades, and a series of prints of tidal marshes with ... ducks!
Wonderful rooms and pics. I love that chintz chair lucky ! And your kitchen is lovely annie. CP that room is stunning. Design seeds has some great palettes.Thank you for starting such a great thread annie.
Here are a couple pics of some of my nature themed areas. I am in VA so can't take more.
hall runner Persian Tribal and turned wooden bowls:
handmade wool rug from NM Tierra Wools in Los Ojos
turned bowls and wool throw and handmade heart pine salvage bench in DR :
same DR...chocolate walls and handmade maple DR furniture :
Native American silk screen print from Tewa Gallery ( now closed) in Santa Fe...highlights natures colors on Navy wall in sitting room.
Ooh, this is fun! I went back and stared at the duck again, and thought about ditching the traditional library for something else.
Now I'm seeing an open post-and-beam house on a lake high in the mountains, golden terra cotta walls, wide-planked deep rich cherry floors, big wide windows with thin black muntins, black and white striped curtains, a mossy green wool velvet rug, creamy white slipcovered smooshy sofas, a cowhide butterfly chair, sleek modern lighting, and a collection of Anasazi pottery.
I also can see a master bedroom with a large carved mahogany 4 poster bed with a wooden canopy, navy walls, gold carpeting, forest green bedding with some rust and orange throw pillows....very ralph lauren....