One of the coolest things about writing our book, Young House Love, was that it allowed us to design things that don’t necessarily have to fit right into our house, which was awesomely freeing and allowed us to discover some amazing new colors that don’t have to match or “work” with whatever we have going on right now. In short: it was a whole new world of color. So here are five new colors that we met and abruptly fell in love with during the process of shooting our book back in January and February.
Moroccan Spice AF-285 - It made for an awesome wall color but would also look amazing on a piece of furniture or even a smaller item like a mirror frame.
Chamomile 397 - This color not only would look great outside on a planter, we can totally see it on a kid’s table, the frame of a chalkboard, or even on bamboo chairs with bright and happy upholstery to go with them.
14 Carrots CSP-1110 – This bright citrus-y orange is bold and fun. It could be awesome on a pantry door in the middle of a white kitchen or on a piece of furniture or even smaller things like a collection of frames that are hanging together on the wall.
Berry Fizz CSP-440 – We had so much fun using this color on some decal art that we did on a plank of wood, but it really could go anywhere – from a bathroom vanity to a lamp base or even just splashed on a giant canvas and then hung above someone’s sofa.
Sunburst 2023-40 - This bright cheerful color definitely woke up the wall, but it could also be great on a table (especially mixed with white chairs) or even a large vase or planter that could use a little more oomph.
So there it is, five colors that we never would have gotten to play around with had it not been for our book. Do you guys have colors you love that originally felt a little bit outside of your comfort zone?