Color Inspiration

Color Crush For Spring

February 26, 2013

Want to talk about color for a minute? Good because wouldn’t you know it, so do I! :) Designer Patty Murphy pulled together this nice print which gave me the whole inspiration to write this post. I thought the palette was great and could ultimately result in a gorgeous room scheme or even a nice outfit. What do you think?

Color Crush For Spring

I added little dots below showing the key colors and also listed what they are in Photoshop terms if you are looking to use them in a project… I really adore these colors together though, it’s a very glamorous and feminine mix. Add-in a little metallic copper or gold and you’d have something extra special. If you think the darkest tone you see is black (I think it depends on your screen), you may want to look again. It’s really a truly deep, dark eggplant. Violet with orange, fuchsia and mint is trending for Spring fashion, have you noticed? If you haven’t noticed, here is some inspiration from Breakfast at Yurmans below. I LOVE the pop of RED in this mix too. Wow.

Color Crush For Spring

I am thinking that it may be time now to replace neon pink, which is being used everywhere, with accents of fuchsia and red instead. Seeing this photo above convinces me that mixing violet tones, red, mint green, peach, orange, beige, fuchsia and metallic copper could be an amazinggggg palette not only to wear but in the home – Oh yeah. You can even replace red with yellow – like a sunny yellow or mustard as shown below by fargerike.

Color Crush For Spring

Makes me dream of the possibilities, wow. What do you think of these colors together?

I’m in heaven!

(images: linked to their sources above.)


  • Reply Sara Silver February 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Absolutely love these colors for Spring! Such a great idea crossing the color pallets from home design to clothing to shoes…but you’re right, a great combination is a great combination…wherever you put it! Nice blog.

  • Reply Lauren February 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I am not usually a fan of mint green, but am finding out that I really do like it in the correct palette. I think that the fushia and mustard are key to the mint not feeling to cool for me.
    Thanks for including the Photoshop hex codes- I have a big color map on my wall with every color and its code and find them so helpful!

  • Reply Tanya February 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    These colors look amazing for spring!!

  • Reply janika R February 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Minty Greens are my favorite… The whole palette is Interesting.

  • Reply Jess February 27, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Gorgeous – like lollies! I also love the texture of those cardigans, so beautiful.

  • Reply Beccy February 27, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Just loving the shoes…..

  • Reply Alice February 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Mustard and mint is one of my all time favourite colour combos! It’s strange that they go well together but they really do.

  • Reply Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse February 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    forget the colors and just give me those gingham shoes even though I’d break and ankle and have no where to wear them. i’d put them on a shelf and just gaze at them.

    the colors are great, though i’m not sold on the mustard component with the other colors.

  • Reply Rebecca February 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Loving the colors! Especially the orange :) Perfect for spring

  • Reply KiKi B February 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I love the first palette, the dark eggplant is fantastic and adding the spring colours make it so cheerful!

  • Reply Marinda March 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    The palette is lovely, especially interesting because it seems like a perfect combination of warm and cold colours.

  • Reply Julia C. March 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Lovely colors, love the combination specially the last picture. Julia C.
    La Silla Chic

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