Color Me Happy

HOW TO CREATE YOUR HOME’S PERFECT COLOR PALETTE – PASTEL ITALIAN VILLA EDITION

HOW TO CREATE YOUR HOME’S COLOR PALETTE USING INSPIRATION PICS

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

If you didn’t read the DeVol Kitchens edition, click here to check out the dark & moody color palette I created using a photo from one of their legendary English Cottage kitchens. You can also find more Color Me Happy editions here and if you want to read about my exact step-by-step process, make sure to start here.

With spring quickly approaching, I thought I’d create a palette using some fun & happy pastel colors that instantly make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

THIS EDITION’S INSPIRATION:
PASTEL ITALIAN VILLA

I’m constantly on Pinterest searching for interesting color combinations for either my graphic design or interior decorating projects.

I love getting inspiration from nature photos or building exteriors and save the ones that instantly make me feel something in my creative gut.

Image Source:  Lark & Linen

When I came across this photo, I immediately felt a sense of joyful serenity and knew it would be a winner for a future Color Me Happy feature.

It’s such a cheerful color combination grounded with some beautiful neutral colors and greenery to keep it from feeling too cutesy and saccharine.

I created two mood boards using a palette from this inspiration photo so let’s dive in!


THE PAINT COLOR PALETTE I CREATED
USING MY INSPIRATION PHOTO

1. Surfboard Yellow | 2. Calamine Pink | 3. Extra White | 4. Toffee Tart | 5. Fog 

THE BEDROOM MOOD BOARD I CREATED
USING MY COLOR PALETTE

Curtain Rod | Tassel Curtains| Framed Canvas | Wallpaper | White Duvet Cover
Pink Pillows | Yellow Pillow | Nightstand | Plants
Lamp | Area Rug | Leather Bed | Striped Bed Linens

THE LIVING ROOM MOOD BOARD I CREATED
USING MY COLOR PALETTE

Curtain Rod | Flax Linen Curtains | Floor Lamp | Wall Mirrors | Wallpaper
Sofa | Pink Pillows | Yellow Pillows | Striped Pillow | Side Table
Monstera Plant | Coffee Table | Hoya Plant | Area Rug | Basket | Accent Chair

So what are some of your favorite items from any of these mood boards?  How did they make you feel the moment you looked at them?

These mood boards 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.  These are just basic starting points, 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!

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Thank you so much for following my blog and for letting me help make your life + home a little more beautiful, simple, and serene! XOXO ❤︎


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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kinsey
    02/13/2020 at 12:46 pm

    Whoooohoooo Happy happy is right …made me feel like I was in another country with your inspo pic!😄I love using blush and rusty brown together, there’s something vintage yet modern about it! I enjoy using color pallets when dressing my kids, att to detail is me for sure & I’m sure w you too!! That CB2 floor lamp is gadorgeous!! And I love the round coffee table too🤍Well done friend!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      02/14/2020 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, doll face! That inspo pic makes me feel like I want to be sitting on that little stoop, holding a little basket of fresh flowers. 🙂 I love blush and rust brown too and I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s a feeling of nostalgia, yet there’s something fresh and modern about it. And yeah, that CB2 lamp! I hope I get to use that on a project soon because it’s so crazy unique!

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