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Color Crush For Spring

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?

Nice Palette

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.


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.

Gorgeous with mustard too

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.)

Posted by decor8 in Color Inspiration on February 26, 2013

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  1. Sara Silver commented
    February 26th, 2013 at 6:26pm

    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.
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  2. Lauren commented
    February 26th, 2013 at 6:51pm

    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!
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  3. Tanya commented
    February 26th, 2013 at 7:17pm

    These colors look amazing for spring!!
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  4. janika R commented
    February 26th, 2013 at 8:12pm

    Minty Greens are my favorite… The whole palette is Interesting.
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  5. Jess commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 4:39am

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

  6. Beccy commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 10:25am

    Just loving the shoes…..

  7. Alice commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 12:48pm

    Mustard and mint is one of my all time favourite colour combos! It’s strange that they go well together but they really do.
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  8. Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:08pm

    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.
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  9. Rebecca commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 7:41pm

    Loving the colors! Especially the orange :) Perfect for spring
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  10. KiKi B commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 8:15pm

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

  11. Marinda commented
    March 4th, 2013 at 4:52pm

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

  12. Julia C. commented
    March 9th, 2013 at 11:16pm

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

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