Last week’s pins celebrating the brightness of Summer, our first three pins all feature more muted color palettes. Let’s take a look at what is trending this week.
Muted Color in Art
Our first pin is from an artist we mostly follow on Instagram. Rebecca Chaperon, from Vancouver, BC has perfected the facet and the use of color to trick the mind into seeing what isn’t there.
Muted Color in Bath Design
Our next pin is from Elle Décor. We are looking to remodel our small (master) bath and I like the way the monochromatic muted palette of greys in this example help to blend the walls with the furniture, making the small space appear much larger.
Muted Color in Bedroom Design
Keeping with our muted palette trend is this lovely bedroom posted on Contemporist. My favorite aspect of the room is the lavender-grey wallpaper and it’s “been there forever” feel. Honorable mention goes to the bright yellow curtains are a perfect balance to the muted tone of the rest of the room. One of the reasons the yellow works so well is that is plays off the purple-tinged grey – purple and yellow are complementary colors, or those that are opposites on the color wheel.
Don’t forget the brights
Getting back to brights (it is summer after all!) we have this great pin that’s an oldie, from before we started Fortunate1, but still a great example of how easy it is to add some fun to your décor without spending a lot of money. My favorite design aspect of this chair is the metal base. CB2 has some wonderfully versatile pieces at affordable prices. While this specific chair is no longer available, their current inventory has some great options, such as the Ixtapa Lounge Chair you see below.
I had the pleasure of traveling to Croatia last fall. We rented a car and ended up driving 1500 km (that’s almost 1000 miles!) in the two weeks we were there. And we got a lot of great pictures along the way. While we didn’t get as far south as Cavtat, where this photo was taken, we saw many Pinterest-ready doorways and windows. I’ve included a few below the original pin.