Orange Doors

‘Tis the season for orange. Nothing says welcome like a brightly coloured front door. As long as you are restrained in other accent colours you’re pretty safely in the eye-catching but not the fun-house category. These beautiful doors below are perfect examples of how an orange door can work with any style of architecture.

“You’ll know it when you see it. It’s the house with the orange door!”

orange doors

 

orange doors

orange doors

orange doors

orange front door

orange doors

orange cathedral doors

orange door

orange door

orange door

Spring lilac colour palette

The scent is heavenly at this time of year with blossoms and lilacs everywhere but how can you make your favourite blooms last?  Bring your lilacs inside by developing a pretty, romantic colour palette that would be perfect for a young girl’s room.

lilac colours

lilac colour swatches

Living Inside a Jewel | saturated

It’s the time of year that our attentions turn inwards away from the cold weather. We turn toward warmth, coziness and cocoon-like spaces, right? Well I’ve been gathering examples of super-saturated interiors to show you. I’m not yet brave enough to take this plunge but I do love to look at these.mulberry library

This supersaturated, over-the-top colour is Mulberry by Benjamin Moore. I dare you to have the guts to try this look found on decorpad.com here.

green library

The Architectural Digest website has a slideshow of jewel-like interiors here. Some of what they have chosen is much too stuffy in my humble opinion but this green library is stunning.

Zandra Rhodes interior

This photo shoot of designer Zandra Rhodes’ interior (seen here) is saturated colour taken to the max.

cheerful entry

Colour treatment doesn’t have to be heavy or oppressive just have a look at this truly cheerful entryway. Wouldn’t this be a joy to walk into?

black walls

The wall colour is super saturated but it doesn’t take centre stage here, the furnishings are what creates the total wow.

blue walls

I am so not-glamorous-enough to live in a space like this, but in my dreams…