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Decorating With Color: Yellow

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

We’re back with another Decorating with Color blog post, and this time around we’re talking about using yellow in your home. This color is great for farmhouses, rustic cottages, country kitchens, family living spaces, and makes a great accent color. With so many hues ranging from almost-white to dark and golden, the spectrum of yellow allows for a number of decorating possibilities. Here are a few examples.

Painting doors, window frames, even staircase spindles offers a rustic pop of color
that is cohesive but not intrusive. If you like this look but don’t think it would work
for your entire house, apply it to one room, like an entryway, mudroom or shed.

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This living room is grand in more ways than one, but the yellow walls enhance its sunny character.
Plus, you know we couldn’t resist sharing those matching yellow check chairs and ottomans!
Photo by ML Designs, Inc.Browse living room ideas
Golden or mustard yellow is a classic color for a country kitchen, and it displays
beautifully in the one below. If you don’t want to take the committed plunge with
all yellow cabinets,  incorporate a yellow rug, table, hutch or other furnishing. With a
more rustic tone, the yellow offers a more natural and cozy look that ages beautifully.
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Jelly Cupboard & Hutch Set | Rustic Country Collection | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

We will always enjoy picking out fun and/or elegant wallpaper, especially when
suggesting you try a new color in your home. The pattern on the below wallpaper
chops up the solid yellow and tones it down, creating a less intense look that still
has plenty of charm. A small bathroom is a great place to experiment with this, because
added wall hangings like mirrors or storage solutions also help break up a bold color.
Photo by Bezooyen Contracting IncBrowse bathroom ideas
Have you used yellow in your home? your ideas or advice for incorporating this color below.

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Decorating with Color: Red, White and Blue

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Decorating your home in red, white and blue during the summertime is perfectly festive and seasonal, but if you want to incorporate these colors into your home all year long, here are some tips to do so.

American Flag Accents

The most obvious – and easiest – way to decorate with red, white and blue is to incorporate
American flag accents throughout your home. Pillows with flag imagery, blankets with the stars
and stripes
and even flags themselves are the best ways to do this.

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Bold, Yet Classic

The below space offers a red, white and blue color palette that is much more bold than is typical
for these three colors. However, by using complementary and classic patterns – checks and stripes –
the room is tied together in colorful harmony.

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Subtle, Yet Statement-Making

The room below is adorned in red, white and blue, but that isn’t necessarily where your mind went when you glanced at it. Using different neutrals along with the white, different shades of red and blues, as well as incorporating colorful furniture gives the room Americana charm while maintaining a more modern look.

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All Americana

Did we save the best for last? We’ll let you decide that, but the final red, white and blue style for this
post is Americana. Differentiating from the more modern and subtle look above, true Americana is
more folk art and a lot more rustic. The color hues are toned down to offer a true country feel
which makes any room more cozy.

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Decorating with Color: Spring Greens

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

With all the lush trees, flowers and plant life surrounding us during this time of year, today we’re featuring the color that encapsulates the charm of spring: green. Below we’ve shared a few ways to use the different shades of green in your home.

Cabinets

In the kitchen or in the bathroom, green is a great complement to just about every design style: farmhouse, modern, mid-century and more. Gold, muted yellow, wood materials all work with green, so you are sure to find accents and additional decor to coordinate with whatever shade of green you select.

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Walls

Paint is a great way to freshen up any living space, so if you’re ready to take the plunge, paint an entire room in your favorite green hue. For added texture, you could also try green beadboard or shiplap, or find a green patterned wall paper to give your home a spring infusion.

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Accents

Of course, sprinkling green around your home can also bring a cheerful look to each room. Some ideas include painting stairs, incorporating a green furniture piece or painting your doors and windows the same shade of green. Green home accents like pillows, curtains, collectibles and more will also make a spring-y impression.

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