Color Crush: Yellow

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{A Stunning Yellow Oscar de la Renta gown as seen in Russian ELLE}

Yellow rarely tops my list of favorite colors, but I’ve noticed that I have been gravitating to it more and more lately. Slowly, but surely, more and more yellow pieces have been finding their way into my closet. It’s a universally flattering shade when it comes to clothing—try it, you might be surprised; and it acts as a great neutral when it comes to interiors. I think most of us, myself included, have typically thought of it as more of an accent color, but it pairs so beautifully with so many other colors. In the past, I’ve looked at yellow as a risky color because it seems like it could go one of two ways—completely awful or downright amazing.

I am dying to try a little yellow action in a design project, but in the meantime, I’ll keep coming back to these gorgeous images for inspiration. Chris Martin has written a song about this color and Sasha Adler has proclaimed “yellow goes with almost anything in my world”. Beautiful though possibly polarizing, I am currently obsessed with rich, saturated shades of yellow. Are you a fan of yellow? Ask yourself again at the end of this post. You may just change your mind.

yellow nate berkus {I am in love with this yellow velvet upholstered ottoman in a living space designed by Nate Berkus and featured in ELLE DECOR. It’s tufted and skirted and the scale is just perfection. Love, love, love it!}
yellow jenna lyons {I think everyone probably remembers Jenna Lyons’ home from when it was featured in Domino years ago. Who could forget her statement-making yellow sofa? It’s such an unexpected twist on the most classic of shapes.}
yellow mwm {This vignette designed by Melissa Warner Rothblum and featured in the last issue of High Gloss back in June of 2011 has made the rounds on the blogs and Pinterest for years now and with good reason. The little yellow x-bench has a powerful impact.}
{The same issue of High Gloss also featured this beautiful yellow velvet sofa in Kristen Buckingham’s chic showroom on L.A.’s La Cienega Boulevard. Notice the gray and white striped lining peeking through the skirt. Design is all about the details!}
yellow sasha adler {How major was Sasha Adler’s former bedroom? It is just perfection from the bedding to the lighting and bedside tables, but the yellow, tufted velvet headboard encased in an antiqued mirrored frame steals the show. I hope it went to a good home when she sold it in a Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane recently!}
yellow palmer weiss {Yellow pairs beautifully with jewel tones and bold patterns, as seen in this space by Palmer Weiss.}
yellow tob {But it also looks lovely when paired with more muted hues and pastels as demonstrated in this room by Thomas O’Brien.}

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{Yellow is fantastic when you just need a pop of color to brighten things up, like in this gorgeous kitchen by Benjamin Dhong.}

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{If you’re willing to take a risk, you can do all-over yellow as Nate Berkus did in this stylish Chicago dining room, turning to Clarence House’s iconic “Vase” wallpaper and chic yellow dining chairs.}
yellow scalamandre [This room features another iconic wallpaper, Scalamandre’s “Zebra” in a yellow colorway.}
yellow elie saab [On the fashion front, I love crisp and bright shades of yellow, such as these gorgeous gowns by Elie Saab.}
yellow vamp {This type of gown is not easy to pull of, but is is SO chic.}
yellow op4 {Olivia Palermo in Yards and Yards of Silk Taffeta}

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{Olivia Again, this time in Yellow Silk Chiffon with Citrine Silk Satin Heels}

{Model Lily Donaldson in Lanvin}

{Hanneli Mustaparta in Calvin Klein}

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{Do you guys remember Reese Witherspoon’s lovely Nina Ricci dress from the 2007 Golden Globes? She had just gotten divorced and looked better than ever. This was the look that inspired me to get bangs!}
yellow michelle williams  {And who could possibly forget Michelle Williams’ iconic red carpet moment in this ethereal yellow Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Academy Awards? So lovely!}
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Color Crush: Coral

{Coral in a Beautiful Bedroom Vignette at the Oly Showroom}

Like all of you, I usually respond very strongly to the presence, or even the absence of color. My last two “Color Crushes”, Indigo and Moss Green were decidedly more saturated and less feminine than today’s Color Crush—Coral. With spring fully sprung and summer beckoning around the corner, this pretty hue is the perfect color for the season. It is beautiful in its many incarnations—from soft and pale with pink undertones to deeply saturated, almost red shades of coral. Depending on the tone you choose, it is a versatile color that works both as an accent as well as a neutral. What is your favorite color this season? Are you a fan of coral?

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{I currently have Serena and Lily’s Coral Border Frame Duvet and Shams along with their Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set on my bed. I love how fresh the color looks!}

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{I’ve been redecorating my house and recently asked Arianna Belle to make a pair of these beautiful coral linen pillows with Greek key trim for me.}

{Christina Murphy opted for a custom coral settee in this sitting area via House Beautiful.}

{Coral always pairs beautifully with blue as demonstrated in this chic bedroom by Mary McDonald.}

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{Coral is a powerful accent color as seen in this gorgeous bathroom, also designed by Mary McDonald.}

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{A Coral Chair and Pillow in designer, Jennifer Dyer’s Los Angeles Dining Room}

{Coral Pillows add a vibrant touch of color in this bedroom by Massucco Warner Miller}

{Interior Designer, Peter Dunham Selected a Soft Shade of Coral for the Bedroom he Designed for Veranda’s House of Windsor}

{Isn’t this coral door chic?}

{Michelle Williams in a Stunning Coral Louis Vuitton Gown at the 2012 Academy Awards}

{Jessica Alba was Gorgeous in a Coral Oscar de la Renta Gown at the 2013 Golden Globes}

{Sarah Jessica Parker in a Coral Halston Dress on the set of the second Sex and the City Movie}

{Olivia Palermo in a Coral Jacket}

{Olivia in a Chic Coral Coat}

{Olivia loves coral! Here she is again; this time in a beautiful coral tweed jacket.}

{Nikki Reed in a Classic White Blouse, Skinny Jeans, and Coral Pumps}

{Lauren Conrad looks cute running errands around L.A. in coral jeans and a striped top.}

{Cameron Diaz chose coral J Brand jeans to go with her neutral ensemble. She looks really chic and with her enviable legs—she can pull off any color pants!}

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{1. Serena & Lily Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set and Coral Border Frame Duvet and Shams | 2. Mara Hoffman Frida Printed Bikini | 3. Tory Burch Coral Violet Thong Sandals | 4. Deep Coral Ceramic Lotus Stool | 5. Lela Rose Tonal Block Sheath Dress | 6. Shoshanna Delfina Dress| 7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel | 8. J. Crew Everly Pumps | 9. Kenneth Jay Lane Oval Cabochon Ring | 10. Serena & Lily Coral Herringbone Throw | 11. J Brand Jeans in Neon Coral | 12. Rosegold Zane Woven Booties}

Color Crush: Moss Green

{Moss Green Sofas by Tilton Fenwick}
Green is a color that I am frequently drawn to. It has so many beautiful incarnations, but lately, I have been loving moss green more and more. I remember that my grandparents had these beautiful sofas in their living room upholstered in the prettiest moss green velvet. That living room is a place I only go to in my memories now, but it was so much chicer than I could have known as a child or teenager. Last week, my penchant for moss green grew further after seeing its beautiful presence in the AERIN showroom at Visual Comfort in High Point. It’s such a rich, versatile color, isn’t it? Are you as drawn to this shade of green as I am? What color is currently making your heart race?
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{The AERIN Lighting Showroom at Visual Comfort in High Point features this gorgeous moss green fabric wallcovering and moss green velvet upholstered chairs.}
{Moss Green Sofa in a Space Designed by Peter Dunham}

{Moss Green Pillows on an Emerald Sofa via Nuevo Estilo}
{Peter Dunham’s Fabulous Fig Leaf Fabric includes Hints of Moss Green}
{Moss Green Pillows on the Sofa in Coco Chanel’s Apartment}
{I love when a space, such as this one by Hudson Interiors, has multiple incarnations of one color. The settee with the moss green cushion is so pretty!}
{A Moss Green Ceiling meets and Emerald Floor | Image via An Indian Summer}
{Moss Green Reigns Supreme in this Living Room by Amber Interiors}
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{A Page from the New Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Catalog}
{a Moss Green Suede Celine Handbag}
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{1. Veronica Beard Leggings | 2. Peter Dunham Fig Leaf Pillow | 3. AERIN Turtle Objet | 4. Kosta Boda Moss Green Tumbler | 5. Crowned Tassel Earrings | 6. Equipment Signature Blouse | 7. Rochas Zip Bag | 8. C. Wonder Ikat Apron | 9. I’ve been using Origins A Perfect World Cleanser for years now and lately, I’ve been noticing the moss green used in the packaging! | 10. AERIN Trumpet Vine Candle—this smells SO good!}

Color Crush: Indigo

{Thomas Britt’s Dramatic Living Room via New York Social Diary}
 
I am a very visual person by nature. I’m pretty sure you are too, if you read design blogs. Lately, I’ve been drawn to certain colors more than ever before– one of which is indigo. People often attribute the color blue to depression, but I couldn’t disagree more when it comes to certain hues, especially indigo. I can’t get enough of this beautifully saturated shade of blue.
 
{Gorgeous Indigo Lacquered Walls in a Room by Miles Redd}
{Indigo Chest, Rug, and Blue Ikat in a Chic Room by Miles Redd}
{Mary McDonald’s Glamorous Blue Bedroom}
{Pierre Soulages, Composition, 1988}
{Cobalt Blue Birkin}
{Peter Som Resort 2013}
{Tory Burch in an Indigo Skirt from her New Collection}

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Color Crush: Turquoise + Gold

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{Twig Hutchinson}

Turquoise has long been one of my favorite colors. Although there are several shades of blue that I really like, I have never considered blue a favorite of mine. I believe the reason that I gravitate towards turquoise as much as I do is its underlying warmth. It doesn’t feel cold at all the way that other blues do, and it is almost universally flattering. The lovely warmth it possesses allows it to lend itself so beautifully to various shades of gold, the combination of which is my ultimate color crush at the moment.

turquoise and gold domino {Sara Ruffin Costello’s Living Room as featured in Domino}

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{Image via coco+kelley}

turquoise gold elizabeth dinkel

{Elizabeth Dinkel}

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{Polly Wreford}

turquoise gold talor howes {Taylor Howes}

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{Steven Gambrel via ELLE DECOR}

turquoise gold vanessa de vargas {Vanessa DeVargas}

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{Morgan Harrison}

nola hb2 {House Beautiful}

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{Nuevo Estilo}outdoors eos2 {Image via Elements of Style}

 

This color combination isn’t just gorgeous for interiors, it also makes for a fabulous pairing in accessories!

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{Who could forget this gorgeous fashion moment? Eva Mendes at the 2009 Golden Globes, styled by Rachel Zoe}

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{Jewelry from Banana Republic, Sandals by Mystique}