Thursday, August 22, 2013

Color Palette Inspiration :: Teal & Rust

Hello, Belle Maison Readers! This is Jessica from Color the Burbs, and I'm excited to share with you some inspiration based on the teals and autumnal rusts that I've seen trending lately {the same shown in the pretty skirts and tops found by B and in Jeanne Chung's Moroccan-inspired room}. 
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Teal is a calming color that encourages balance and creates a sense of ease and harmony in a room. It is a tertiary color composed of blue {a primary color} and green {a secondary color}, and as such is often associated with oceans and tropical locales. However, teal can also produce a refined and classic look in a room when paired with rusts - the deep red-ish hues that remind me of beautifully old decaying metals, rustic bricks and fall leaves.
{ 1. Pinterest  | 2. Pinterest | 3. L'Essenziale Home Designs | 4. Roses and Rust }

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You will notice that teal decor is often laced with whites and creams, which complement the boldness of the color. White decorative items such as trim, drapery, shelving and furniture similarly tone down teal-painted walls. An important observation to note when decorating with teal: do not be afraid to use bold prints - teal will absorb and blend in with even the most distracting of patterns.

{ 1. Society6 Teal/Rust Pillow  | 2. Diamond Trellis Dhurrie Rug | 3. Bukhara Linen Fabric  | 4. BHLDN }

As I mentioned, such colors are reminiscent to me of autumn. Can you believe that fall is almost upon us? Though I'm not ready to give up the flip flops and bikinis of summer just yet, the following outfits do make me at least a little excited that layering will soon again be upon us:

{ 1. Happily Grey  | 2. Pinterest  | 3. Garderrobe33  | 4. Happily Grey }

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