7.25.2011

Crushing On Color: Jennifer from Rambling Renovators


Ooh, have I got a treat for your weary monday-morning eyes!


The latest Crushing on Color post,
the series where your favourite fabulous design bloggers share their favourite color of the moment with you...


Today's guest post is from the lovely and very talented Jennifer of Rambling Renovators.
If you haven't been to her blog (where have you been?!!)
you really need to head over.
It's chocked full of adventures in reno, and life,
as Jennifer relates her experiences renovating her Toronto home with her husband,
and often shares touching and funny bits about her adorable little daughter, Chloe....
In fact, she's so creative and charming,
that Nate Berkus had her on his show... need I say more?








When Anne-Marie asked me to participate in her Crushing On Colour series, 
I knew I had to write about my latest crush... coral.

Now this colour may be "hot" right now, 
with a pinky-coral called "Honeysuckle" having been selected Pantone's Color Of The Year for 2011,
 but don't mistake this hue as a flash in a pan.

Coral is a bold colour but is versatile too.
 It can take on many a persona, soft and elegant, vintage, worn, modern, or fresh...



Source: bhg.com via Kendra on Pinterest






Design by Massucco Warner Miller



It plays well with other attention-seeking colours like navy or chartreuse












and be as intense as black and white..







                             or it can be quiet and demure and speak softly when called for.













































Source: ohdeedoh.com via Katie on Pinterest




But I like coral best when paired with grey.
 The cool grey makes coral more grown up, less pinky and more orangey. 

A sophisticated blend. Playful but not too sweet.




Source: flickr.com via Perri on Pinterest





Thanks Anne-Marie for allowing me to share my colour crush!





Thank you, Jennifer!

Coral is on my radar right now, as well!
I like it well-saturated and a little heavy on the pink.

The perfect coral palette has got to be that last living room, 
a juicy coral, pale grey, a warm white and gold -  heavenly :)

Thank you for sharing your color crush with us,
and, as always, I'm looking forward to seeing your next post!

(and I apologize about the teeny writing in a few spots - blogger does not like me today :)







ps. got some projects for Tash's room going this weekend, 
found a gem at a yard sale,
and had a wicked brainstorm for a display solution - 
will show you later in the week! 

Happy Monday!  x




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10 comments:

The enchanted home said...

I like coral, have not used it personally in my home decor but have tons of it in my wardrobe and jewelry. I like the fresh punch it gives a room, many beautiful examples above.

Sarah said...

Coral isnt a color I ever think about using. Thank you for helping me think outside the box!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

So many gorgeous pictures...this was a major boost to my mood on this gray monday! (c: Coral really is just gorgeous and it goes with so many other fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Thanks so much for having me over Anne-Marie! I needed the shot of colour this rainy morning.

Natalie Catherine of TheBusyBudgetingMama.com said...

I love Jen! popped over here from her tweet.. i was crushing on coral this past week too! It's such a fun color..really wanting to yse it in my house somewhere. fab job jen with this round up...and thanks for doing this festure anne marie..i love it!

http://www.thebusybudgetingmama.com/2011/07/color-crush-all-things-coral.html

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I love this series and this guest post is so lovely. I love coral with the bright blue wall, great contrast.

A Lived in Home said...

Lots of gorgeous pics! I'm crushing on coral these days too. I painted my closet in a beautiful coral tone and it's an amazing space now!

rosaspicks said...

Oooh, I love those soft corals! I guess coral is actually my favorite color! I've just always called it palest peachy pink...

natasha {schue love} said...

Such gorgeous interiors...love the coral colors!

Heather (love your space) said...

Love this--I'm doing a bedroom right now in coral, grey, and lavender! Great inspiration shots.

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