Color Love: Teal

I've been working on my final project for my certificate program at the Boston Architectural College, which will feature lots and lots of jewel tones.  So I've been staring at some really gorgeous fabrics over the last week and am using that as my inspiration for this month's color post.  Teal is a color that I don't use a lot but that I'm warming up to more (and using as the major color in my living room scheme for the project).  For some reason it reminds me of the 90's which is not a decade I want to remember for clothing or decor, so I'm pushing myself to bring together a plan that really elevates this color (for me!)  Lately I've been seeing it used in lots of beautiful ways in the design world.  Here are some rooms that I think bring teal to a new level. Enjoy!

The teal on the celling balances the teal on the two chairs - very eye catching!  Image via  Real Simple

The teal on the celling balances the teal on the two chairs - very eye catching!

Image via Real Simple

This homeowner used it to update a brick fireplace - an unexpected but happy color for a fireplace.  Image via  Apartment Therapy

This homeowner used it to update a brick fireplace - an unexpected but happy color for a fireplace.

Image via Apartment Therapy

Here it's used on an accent wall in a bedroom. Without it, the room would feel much more muted (minus that bench at the end of the bed).  Not to mention I love this bed.  Image via  Ave Styles

Here it's used on an accent wall in a bedroom. Without it, the room would feel much more muted (minus that bench at the end of the bed).  Not to mention I love this bed.

Image via Ave Styles

I adore this cute little teal bed in a girl's bedroom.    Image via  Lonny

I adore this cute little teal bed in a girl's bedroom.  

Image via Lonny

Finally here it is paired with a mint green and chartreuse.  This color combo is super cool!  Image via  Domino

Finally here it is paired with a mint green and chartreuse.  This color combo is super cool!

Image via Domino

Color Love: Mustard Yellow

For the month of November, I wanted to focus on the color Mustard Yellow.  I've been getting more inspired by the use of this color in interiors lately and am hoping to incorporate it into an upcoming project. I like how warm and complex it can be, especially during the chilly fall months.  And I love how you can dial up the boldness with it - a pop of mustard yellow goes a long way, but a room devoted to mustard yellow gives a major wow factor. Here are some images of great uses of the color in a variety of rooms.

This bed is stunning and gives a major pop of color.  And I love the pairing with the mint and emerald green. Very unexpected!   Image via  Amber Interiors

This bed is stunning and gives a major pop of color.  And I love the pairing with the mint and emerald green. Very unexpected!

Image via Amber Interiors

Used as an accent wall here, it packs a punch of color as it's paired with more neutral colors.  Such an eclectic room.   Image via  House to Home

Used as an accent wall here, it packs a punch of color as it's paired with more neutral colors.  Such an eclectic room.

Image via House to Home

Here's another dining room that has a completely different feel than the one prior. This time with a pop of color on the chairs. I love the cool factor of this room - sophisticated without trying too hard.  Image via  Apartment Therapy

Here's another dining room that has a completely different feel than the one prior. This time with a pop of color on the chairs. I love the cool factor of this room - sophisticated without trying too hard.

Image via Apartment Therapy

I would love to curl up with a good book on a snowy day in this room.  It's so warm and cozy and shows how this color can be used in a more traditional way.   Image via  The Fuller View

I would love to curl up with a good book on a snowy day in this room.  It's so warm and cozy and shows how this color can be used in a more traditional way.

Image via The Fuller View

I love the risk taking with this kitchen. Most people these days choose white or gray or maybe even blue when painting cabinets, but yellow feels fresh, happy and unexpected.   Image via  Sarah Sarna

I love the risk taking with this kitchen. Most people these days choose white or gray or maybe even blue when painting cabinets, but yellow feels fresh, happy and unexpected.

Image via Sarah Sarna

And finally a mustard yellow wallpaper.  So adorable for a kids room or bathroom.  And there's that mint accent color again.   Image via  Project Decor

And finally a mustard yellow wallpaper.  So adorable for a kids room or bathroom.  And there's that mint accent color again.

Image via Project Decor

I hope you enjoyed seeing some beautiful mustard yellow rooms and are inspired to use the color more!