Category: Color Palettes
|December 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Fashion, Naturally Modern, Wedding|
We’ll be listening to Miles Davis “Blue in Green” in 2013 thanks to the lovely inspiration from Pantone’s 2013 color palette. We love it!
How to pair:
Pair African Violet with Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade.
Pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine for an unexpected mix.
Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue.
Pair Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.
From Pantone’s lips to our ears:
The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues.
- Tender Shoots, like the first signs of spring, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful.
- Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose.
- Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being.
- Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season’s newest neutrals.
- A warm neutral, Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring.
- Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations.
- Exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman’s wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red.
- Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor.
- Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.
|September 15, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Beach Houses, Color Palettes, Outdoor Design|
We love succulent gardens! While pretty much any combination of succulents in a gardens will likely look amazing because of their natural beauty and easy relationships to one another, there are some great how-to articles out there to help you go from good to breathtaking… Sunset magazine, which we adore, published an article on one of our favorite things – how to plant a succulent garden inspired by the ocean! Click on the link below to read the whole story.
“Succulents are … as jewel-toned as shells, sculptural as seastars, or fluttery as sea anemones. … The plantings create a spot-on connection between land and sea, as though they simply arose from the waves complete, like Venus on the half-shell, to their perch atop [a] bluff. [Succulents] thrive on little water and stay low enough to frame [a] coastal view without blocking it.” ( via Sea-Creature Succulents – Sunset.com.)
|September 7, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Interior Design|
Whirlpool Corp., the worlds largest home-appliance maker, recently introduced its “Ice Collection” of appliances, including glossy white. “White is the new stainless,” a Whirlpool news release says. (via Is this the end of a 25-year run for stainless steel? – Yahoo!. Photos above: 1-Dreamhome-design bloogspot; 2-Yahoo.com.)
We don’t know if white will unseat stainless when it comes to appliances, but white definitely feels fresh in design right now. Light, clean, modern and fresh. We dedicated one of our Pinterest Boards to the hue – check out our board “In the White” and let us know your favorites. Here are a couple of our favorites:
|July 14, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Fashion, Naturally Modern|
It didn’t start with Bianca Jagger, but she certainly wore it well. The white pantsuit for a woman is still chic, no matter what your size or shape. Its always fresh, modern and… flattering! Who would have thought white would be flattering to everyone? Well, try the white pantsuit and you won’t be disappointed. It all depends on having the right cut in the jacket to nip in the waist and give structure to your shoulders. The pants depend on your body and your preferences – wide-leg, skinny, flowy, linen, cropped or even a skirt. Its up to you. Depending on the fabric, this outfit can be worn for causal events, work and office events, formal evens, or even on your wedding day. The white suit is naturally modern!
Here are some of our favorites!
Bianca Jagger in Halston white pantsuit. (Photo: Aconversationoncool.com.)
Elle McPhereson in a dazzling white pant suit. She perfectly gleams it up a for an event with the sparkly clutch. (Photo: Imnotobsessed.com.)
Milla Kundis in white pantsuit. She makes this modern. (Photo: Togandporter.com.)
Angelina Jolie in white pantsuit. (Photo: Newyorkgirlstyle.com.)
Gotta love Catherine Keener in her white pantsuit (with sexy vest, might we say) and gorgeous dark wavy hair. Not only do we love her as an actress, but we love her look. Brilliant! (Photo: Lelalux.com.)
Lauren Hutton in white pantsuit at the movie premier for The Jonses. Need we say more? She is always modern. She is always natural. She is naturally modern! (Photo: Cojostyle.com.)
A more casual version of the white pantsuit – white pants and blouse by Mango, Spring/Summer 2012. Gorgeous with the brown belt! (Photo: Mango via Haute Design by Sarah Klassen.)
|July 3, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
We love the combination of creams, greys and darker woods. This version of a neutral color palette lends a slightly “moody modern” aesthetic to a design while wood accents add enough “natural” to keep a room inviting. This is a naturally sophisticated modern design concept and we can hardly get enough of it. Here are some of our favorite examples of this beautiful design concept.
(Photos above: Capoferro Design Build Group/ Capoferro.com via the company’s Houzz.com profile.)
Bark Design Architects – Pool House. (Photo: Bark Design Architects via Dailyhomedesign.com.)
Fearon Hay Architects. (Photo via Fearon Hay Architects / Photogrpahy – Richard Powers. )
The Serra Barn in Malibu, California by Architect Michael Kovac / Interiors by Vanessa Alexander. (Photo via Curbed.com.)
|May 25, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under Architecture, Color Palettes, Decor, Houses We Love, Interior Design|
White, grey and taupe color palettes give spaces a fresh, modern feel. It’s relaxed, modern, sophisticated, and natural all at the same time. This color combination can be minimalistic, masculine, or it can be softened to actually give the space a simple elegance to its modern base. Here are some of our favorite examples of this naturally modern color palette making some of the best interior design.
Love the polished concrete floors and countertop – naturally modern. The white keeps things fresh and light and the wood accents soften the space perfectly. Private residence in Palm Beach. (Photo credit: Homelife.com / Photography credit: Prue Ruscoe.)
Modern parisian residence. (Photo via Vartnyahem.se / Photography credit: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer.)
Love the aggregate showing through on these white polished concrete floors – beautiful! Private residence in Capte Town, South Africa by Greg Wright Architects. (Photo credit: Homedit.com.)
Private residence by Murdock Young Architects. (Photo via Designlabyrinth blog.)
(Photo: Courtney Cox Malibu home via Elle Decor.)
(Gorgeous taupe Arne Jacobsen chair by a grey stone fireplace – modern masculine! Photo via Maison-deco.com.)
Simple and stunning! Love the combination of the modern art and the natural wood floors. This room is perfectly balanced with the contrast of materials and flowing color palette. (Photo via 1.bp.blogspot.com.)
Tranquil bedroom in soft palette of white, taupe and charcoal with linen bedcover. Very simple – but the moody grey/blue art on the gallery-style headboard ledge adds a little drama so the room doesn’t feel plain. Rather, its simple and modern. (Photo via Blissfulbblog.)
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|May 7, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Furniture, Interior Design|
The combination of modern furnishings in a creamy, light color palette and wood accents is perfectly naturally modern. Check out some of our favorites….
(Photo via Coastal Living Magazine / Photography by Lisa Romerein.)
This modern beach house in the Philippines uses such a great mix of modern and natural elements – it really gives the space of subtle, sophisticated coastal vibe. (Archipelago Architectural Firm / Photo via Naturalmoderninteriors blog.)
Photos above of a private residence in Sydney by MPR Design Group. (Photos via Allhousedesign.com.)
Simple white daybed, pillow and throw on amazing herringbone wood floors. dayb (Photo via Doorsixteen.com.)
Warm, modern dining room featured in Metropolitan Home Magazine (Photo credit: Jeff Herr Photography.)
Dreamy bedroom in a private Italian villa published by Architectural Digest. (Photo: Architectural Digest via Mimiandmeg blog / Photography credit: Scott Frances.)