I pay close attention to color when approaching interior design. After all, color is all around us, whether indoors or outdoors, and color definitely influences our moods and perceptions of everyday objects and everyday events. Color preference plays such an important role in many design-related selections and decisions, including selections for paint colors, tile, counter tops, fabrics, area rugs…the list goes on and on. Color choices can be overwhelming, and part of a designer’s job is to help clients edit color choices, focus on what they like or love, and establish personalized color palettes for each clients’ projects.
August weather makes me think of warm colors like corals and russets. In nature, these colors are prevalent in summer and especially in August, when many varieties of flowers like lilies, dahlias, zinnias and marigolds are in full bloom. Looking out my office window, I see beautiful lilies in a wide variety of colors, plus a beautiful dogwood with long lasting peachy/coral blooms. I can’t help but be inspired by these colors and I recently incorporated them into a project for a Cape Cod client looking for warm colored prints and textures for her living room furniture in the home that she lives in year round. The fabrics we chose will provide warmth and pizzazz through the seasons.
A few of my favorite vibrant coral or russet paint colors are from Benjamin Moore, including Coral Spice, Toffee Orange, Texas Rose, Red River Clay, and Persimmon.
Corals and russets are great accents for beige, taupe and cream colored interiors and can also complement blue or sage/gray/green color schemes. Lots of beautiful combinations!