What Colors Inspire You?

I’m linking up to the handmade home today, as Ashley posed a fun question about color in your home.  What is your latest obsession or inspiration when it comes to color?  I’m in the process of putting my personal stamp on our still-new-to-us home, so here we go… 

I have fallen in love with different shades of blue lately, and that is what I have been incorporating in my home.  There is the family room which I painted in Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue:

And how can you not be inspired by something even as simple as this?

We have a goal/plan to paint our kitchen cabinets, and this is a glimpse at the color palette we are planning to use.  Since the space is so open, we want the rooms to flow together.

I got a taste of some of the color we’re going to use in the kitchen, when I painted this nook in Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Laurel:

A before/after view of the nook too in case you’re interested:

In our master bedroom, it’s a soothing grayish-blue, called Mineral Deposit by Sherwin Williams, and I. love. it.  I swear, my blood pressure drops when I walk into this room.

In my office space, my starting point was fabric.

I painted this room Muslin by Sherwin Williams, and it continues to evolve and has been a project that I have been working on lately.  Hope to have more to share soon…

And then there is my powder room redo – going from dark wallpaper to a fresh look with the help of Benjamin Moore’s Bird’s Egg and a fun stencil.

There is so much inspiration in the world of color these days it can make my head spin!  I have also been loving the color combination of aqua and coral.  Isn’t it just lovely?

Or other lovelies like these:

Or even a palette you wouldn’t have thought of on your own:

Seeing pictures like this causes me to rethink some of my rooms – wanting to inject some of these colors into my own home!

What colors inspire you?


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    July 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    These images are amazing!! I'm in a blue phase.

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    ashley @ the handmade home
    July 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    is that for real your living room with that amazing ceiling? And your bedroom? beautiful!!! of course I'm drooling over all the blue. 😉 thanks for playing today!!!

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    July 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    What a beautiful home!! I am so jealous of those ceilings… I have to tell myself one day, one day!!

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    July 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Using a piece of fabric for your springboard is a perfect idea!! Blue and white is always a fav of mine, I just did a post on what I would love my beach house to look like and of course blue and white would be the stars. Love all of the colors you chose and Palladian blue is a fav of mine!!! You have a wonderful foundation going!! Kathysue

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    July 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    LOVE your blues! 🙂

    I totally added that pic with the twin beds to min pinterest collection!


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    July 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I love your color choices and your home, found you at The Handmade Home and now I'm your newest follower!

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    rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray
    July 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful photos! I'm most drawn to blue and greens! So soothing and relaxing.

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    The Accent Piece
    July 28, 2011 at 2:51 am

    You have a gorgeous home!! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I'm your newest follower! 🙂

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    July 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Love these colors! My kitchen is a very similar Benjamin Moore Blue called Bird's Egg! LOVE your office too! 🙂

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    Melissa Ann
    July 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Where did you get the bathroom stencil… I'm LOVE it and am planning to stencil above a chair rail in the master. It's perfect!

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    August 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Jenny – I have to say I am in love with your house. So open, so bright, so fresh. The blues really work well. (and I'd totally give my right arm that for that big window in your living room!)

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, it's always fun to see new faces. 🙂

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    Kate at Dream To Life
    August 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I feel calmer just clicking through!

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    September 26, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I absolutely luh-ove the Palladian Blue. I am trying to think of a rooms for that color in my home!

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    December 16, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I would love to know where you got your couch. Love the color and look of it with the chaise lounge on the end! Perfect

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    May 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    What brand is that couch? I love it!

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      May 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      The couch is from Arhaus – it’s the Emory sectional. 🙂

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    January 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    May I ask where you got your couches from?

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      January 4, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      We got our sectional from Arhaus. 🙂

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