COLOR ME HAPPY – HOW TO CREATE YOUR HOME’S PERFECT COLOR PALETTE – JULY EDITION

How to Create Your Home's Perfect Decorating Color Palette

Welcome to this month’s edition of “Color Me Happy – How to Create Your Home’s Perfect Color Palette!”

If you didn’t read last month’s edition, (which was the launch post for this monthly feature),  click here to check out the super fun & funky color palette that I created.

The palette I selected was definitely a departure from my usual decorating color aesthetic which made it SO much fun to just let go and be totally creative.  That post dove into my artsy fartsy background and I also went through my detailed method of creating color palettes from inspiration photos.

I GOT MYKONOS ON MY MIND …

How to Create Your Home's Perfect Decorating Color PaletteImage Source:  TheSweetestWay.com

This month’s color palette is a bit more subdued but still quite interesting and relaxing (both elements are always very important to me whenever I’m designing a space for someone).

I had the gorgeous island of Mykonos, Greece on the brain for whatever reason.  Probably because I know I’ll never visit such an amazing place due to my crippling fear of flying on planes.  Yeah, I’m one of those nuts.

I decided not to use one of the typical, brightly-colored images of Mykonos and searched for an image that was more on the neutral side and came across the beautiful image above.

When I first saw this photo, I immediately felt a sense of peace and serenity come over me and I knew it would be the perfect image to use for this month’s inspiration photo.  So let’s take a look at the palette and living room foundation decor I came up with!

How to Create Your Home's Perfect Decorating Color Palette
1.  Clay Pot– Glidden | 2. Palm Leaf – Valspar | 3. Ultra Pure White – Behr 
4. Stiffkey Blue – Farrow & Ball | 5. Pewter Cast – Sherwin Williams
6. Velvet Sofa | 7.  Grasscloth Wallpaper | 8. Area Rug | 9. Throw Pillow
10. Shag Pillow | 11. Accent Chair | 12. Lumbar Pillow | 13. Linen Pillow | 14. Leather Chair

This mood board should give you an idea of how you can use this inspiration palette to select furnishings and decor for your home, knowing that they will all seamlessly work together.  This is just a basic starting point, but you can always get more creative with the color combinations by using the palette as your guide.

Just remember this:  Decorating is and should be fun – it shouldn’t stress you out.  If it does, somethin’ ain’t right …

I think most of the time, people get super stressed out about decorating because they’re overwhelmed by the seemingly unlimited choices that are out there.  However, if you start out with a basic plan (your palette), it will guide you towards making the right selections for your home and things then have a way of organically falling into place.

Selecting a palette helps give you more of an idea of what you’re looking for because it’s helping to narrow down the options for you.  It will help instill confidence behind your selections, which will also end up saving you money in the long run.  And using your palette as your guide will pretty much guarantee you will absolutely love the finished product since there’s a reason why you picked the colors to begin with.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and that it’s inspired you to create your own palette!  And if you want to submit an inspiration photo for next month’s edition, just send me a message! ❤︎


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