Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:08 AM EDT
Did you catch the first episode of Summer Home this weekend? We are loving that host Karen Sealy's designs are cheerful, down-to-earth and totally attainable — which of course makes them perfect for a palette.
This room comes from episode 1 and features a pretty classic nautical colour scheme. The pale blue walls are accented with navy, neutral greys, white and a few punches of rich red.
You can easily turn just about any bedroom into a seaside getaway by updating the bedding. Buy a duvet cover and shams in thick blue stripes like this set from Pottery Barn and accent with these Sea Bag Pillow Covers. If your side tables, dresser and other bedroom furniture is black, white or really, any kind of wood, all you'll need are some ocean-inspired prints on the wall to finish the look.
How To Apply Palettes in Any Room:
- Choose the colour you'll use as the anchor. This will probably be a neutral, but if you're brave, could be a brighter colour.
- Use this colour on the walls and/or major pieces of furniture.
- Choose three to four additional complimenting colours as accents
(consult a colour wheel if need be!) and bring these into the room as
rugs, pillows, window coverings and art. A plus: if any one of these decor items combine two or more of your chosen accent colours.
- Another way to create a palette is to choose a decor item that
really appeals to you such as a painting, decorative plate or throw
pillow, and use it as a jumping-off point: pull four to five colours
from this object to recreate the same palette in a room!