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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Color Inspiration: Teal



     This is my color right now, but right away I want to say that this color can take many forms {lights, darks, bluish or greenish}. This color brings me to a fresh version of outdoors. It conjures up images of ocean colors that feel beachy.
     

     Let me just add right here that this is my 100th post as a blogger. I still feel like the new kid on the block in many ways but this has been such a fun and creative journey for me. 

Now, lets get back to teal. Let me show you why I like this color.



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     This is a light and airy version of teal. Some might call this mint or light aqua but I call it dreamy! I love how the dark legs of the chairs, darker settee and wooden frames help to balance the lightness of the teal.



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     This beautiful wall on the right is a great example of a dominant color playing the role of a neutral.  You don't really see teal accents in the photo but you do see lots of neutrals layered on top of the bright color. This is a great way to get huge impact with out a big commitment. Keep your basic pieces neutral then use a bright color on the wall to breath life into a space.

Here's another room that used that technique:


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     This picture was my inspiration for my hutch redo. Here the color is used as the backdrop on the bookshelves. Here's my slightly brighter version of this:



I wasn't sure if I liked this color here initially but now I love it!


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     I love this kitchen! Again, all the major players are neutrals but the color adds a lot of life! It kind of reminds me of my kitchen:





 Can you see why I love this color!??!    Here's another great kitchen where just the island was painted this lovely shade.


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     Are you ready to get that can of paint out already? 









I'm sharing this here:

Too-Much-Time
Its Overflowing
Between naps on the porch
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Not Just a Housewife

6 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful pictures you put together, I like teal too!!! I found you at Overflowing with Creativity. smiles

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  2. Jody, I love your kitchen! Great color choice and I am now following :) Here from Too Much Time

    Hugs, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  3. Nice job on your hutch redo. The teal works in two ways. It compliments the cream colored background but also draws your focus into the hutch, to amplify the items you have on display. Teal is a very versatile color, thank you for the many suggestions of how to utilize it!

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  4. Your hutch looks fabulous! Really great job. And thanks for all the teal eye candy :)

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  5. Hi Jody: Your hutch is gorgeous--I love that shade of teal!

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  6. Your kitchen is beautiful! Really really impressed by how nice a job you've done.

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