Everything's coming up color in the April issue of Better Homes & Gardens!
To create our palette of the year, we combed trends in fashion and home, then translated them into colors that were pretty, comfortable and truly liveable.
For a living room scenario, we started with this great print from calico and a tailored sofa in a nearly neutral navy. We added a colorful rug underfoot and layered in pillows, varying patterns and textures for a more interesting look.
Mixing and matching bedding is a great way to add peronal style to the bedroom. To create the look, we repeated the lavendar on the walls in pillowcases and varied tones of coral from punchy on the coverlet ($49.96 at Wal-Mart!) to peachy on the pillows. The lamp is a DIY version of one designer Bunny Williams makes that I love!
We mixed styles in the dining room, too, blending handmade and modern pieces in a fresh palette, grounded by a rich, earthy blue. For a touch of the unexpected, we added shimmery gold flatware and bright coral napkins.
Finally, check out one of my favorite color combos in paint, mixing matte black with softer tones of pink and peach for a rich, sophisticated look.
Huge thanks to Jessica Thomas, Ellen Miller and everyone on the team at BHG who helped pull together the story! Now let's start re-decorating with color, everyone!