As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more colors of summer! While I absolutely love, love, love my lip-stick red’s, chocolate brown’s and gingerbread’s, the prospect of warmer weather inspires bright and cheerful happy tones. Summertime should be about outdoor living, enjoying time with our families and reconnecting with friends. What better way to do that than by surrounding ourselves with the colors of the season?
Recently, I was out and about and was so excited by these gorgeous and intense hues. They’re all so vibrant and invigorating. Why not incorporate a little bit of this whimsy into your everyday life? Whether you brighten your sofa with a few fun new pillows, bring some great accent pieces to your outdoor living space, or whip out your paint brush to paint a wall, a light fixture or a charming little chair, these colors will make each summer day a little bit brighter.
As an Interior Designer, I am a total Benjamin Moore gal. Some people may favor a flat paint, but one of my professional design tips is to paint most walls in an Egg-shell finish. I find it adds a little sheen and glamour! Besides, wiping up fingerprints is a snap!
Why not cool off with some shade provided by a fashionable market umbrella? Turn your patio, deck or balcony into a sanctuary with the help of comfy seat cushions and fun throw pillows. Paint is always a great and inexpensive way to transform a room or treasured object. Try a hot yellow like Broadway Lights #298 and an intense blue such as Bayberry Blue #790.
I saw this darling green and cream floral motif chair with a pleated skirt and thought it would be charming tucked into the corner of a bedroom or sun room. Benjamin Moore’s Vienna Green # 538 would be a fabulous back drop for curling up with a great summer read.
These mosaic tables are totally hot! Nestle one next to a lounge chair on your deck, perch a cold glass of lemonade on a table in your family room, or place a luscious plant on one near a window in your kitchen. The array of colors are spectacular. If you like green, you’ll love Feel the Energy #417. Orange is one of my all time favorites. How about Pan for Gold #181? For a jolt of poppy, why not consider Picante #006 (so close to 007, but no cigar!). Summer is the perfect back drop for turquoise. I happen to really like Lake Tahoe #783.
Nothing screams summer like botanicals. They are lovely in any nook or cranny; in the powder room, a bedroom, the foyer or even your kitchen. I’m a complete sucker for pink flowers, inspired by shades such as Cactus Flower #135, Romance #1333 and Pink Ladies #1347. However, for me, yellow flowers are a close runner up. Laguna Yellow #291 is a fantastic representation.
Make each day beautiful by surrounding yourself with colors that make you happy!
More color, more summer, more happiness, more celebrating life….
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