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Spring color options

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I think I'm kind of falling in love with pink. Shhh don't tell anyone. Especially when it is paired with some deep coral and greens. Delicious. I've got a really severe case of Spring fever. The weather is finally starting to cooperate here and I'm really hoping the sun keeps shining. This month's mood board was inspired by spring blossoms. 

Last week I showed you a room designed around spring colors and this week I wanted to help you pick some paint colors. In my interior design classes I tell people to look to nature for color inspiration. The photo above is a great example of harmonious colors that work really well together. 

From left to right (paint by Benjamin Moore)-  Ocean Tropic ,  Waterbury Green   St. Lucia Teal ,  Red Rock ,  Pastel Pink , and  Ballet Slippers

From left to right (paint by Benjamin Moore)- Ocean Tropic, Waterbury Green St. Lucia Teal, Red Rock, Pastel Pink, and Ballet Slippers

I would take my cue from the picture of the blossoms above and paint the background in either Ocean Tropic by Benjamin Moore or Waterbury Green. Then mix in some Pastel Pink or Ballet Slippers with a hint of Red Rock through the accessories like pillows, vases and rugs. If you are afraid to go so dark then definitely put the Waterbury Green up on the wall because it is such a soothing hue.

If you are intrigued and would like to add some color to your home then feel free to contact me. 

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May Blossoms

Magnolia tree in Notting Hill. Fine art print available from  Georgianna Lane

Magnolia tree in Notting Hill. Fine art print available from Georgianna Lane

Spring can sometimes be so very cruel in Chicago. One day it is a beautiful sunny 60 degrees out and the next day it's hailing. Even in the midst of our tumultuous weather the flowers persevere. I'll admit that it is always a little sad to see wee flowers pushing up through the ground that have been beaten down by hail. Yet the city is blooming, which is what inspired this month's color mood board

I'll admit that I'm not a very 'pink' person. It is a color I rarely wear and I never had in my own home until recently. I'm starting to embrace pastels, especially when paired with a darker neutral color. 

Looking at the color options below and the red flowers above, pink pairs really well with deep pinks, reds and oranges. Plus adding that cherry blossom stencil makes this room sing. 

Another great way to incorporate spring blooms are through the blooms themselves! I love how understated the cherry blossom and magnolia are below and how different each looks in their unique setting. 

If you don't want to embrace too much pink then bring it in through a pillow or through a bouquet. If you are feeling bold then go for it and stencil some cherry blooms in your room. 

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