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The Perfect Robin's Egg Blue Paint Color

The Perfect Robin's Egg Blue Paint Color


I was on the hunt for about 6 months looking for the perfect color for my bedroom. After such a hunt, I realized there probably isn't a perfect "Robin's Egg Blue" that fits each and every room or piece of furniture.

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Many people in the blogosphere have talked about their quest in finding the perfect paint color. I checked out every single one of those blog posts and tested every single one of those colors. Unfortunately for me, none seemed to fit just right. So the search continued and I finally found the perfect color.

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I was looking for something like the bedroom above on the right or something like this bookcase below. To me, this color is a warm blue tone that is subtle yet inviting. I was coming across either icy colors, baby blue colors or just bright blue tones which I didn't want. Since I wanted something warm, it needed a hint of green to soften the tone up just a little.

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Centsational Girl talked a lot about finding the perfect Robin's Egg Blue paint color, and I must say, she did a lot more research than I did! I mean, check out all those paint swatches!

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Red Bird Cabin suggested "antiguan sky" from Benjamin Moore.

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And now, it was time to try all of these samples on the wall.

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I choose tried 4 different paint colors. As you can see, some were not quite what I was expecting when I opened the can. None the less, I tried them all on the wall to see the results.

The runner up was "Bird's Egg Blue" by Benjamin Moore. It was a tiny bit too blue for me, so I decided to jump over to the next swatch which had a little more green in it, "Antiguan Sky" from Benjamin Moore. This ended up being the perfect color for the wall!

The room isn't done being decorated yet, but check out the overall color on the wall. It is the perfect mix of blue and green and offers a warm feel in the room.

Do you like the final color? Are you in search of the perfect Robin's Egg Blue color? Which ones have you tried?

If you enjoyed the color found here, check out our digital marketplace for ones you can download right away with Creative Market.

   

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Organic Interior Design: Jessica Helgerson

Organic Interior Design: Jessica Helgerson


An influential designer that I would like to shine the spotlight on would have to be Jessica Helgerson of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Several years ago I stumbled across her work, which I found to be organic as well as aesthetically pleasing. Looking through her impressive portfolio, you can see where she is very versatile as opposed to sticking to just one style or look. Also, the fact that Jessica works in an environmentally conscious fashion does not hurt either.

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Being able to work with a wide range of styles,  being earth friendly at the same time, while executing such timeless and tasteful spaces is a skill in itself and is something that should be commended.

Here is an image of an amazing light filled kitchen in a Portland home that was a fixer upper that was so lovingly
restored.
The wood that is used for the floors and cabinets of this bathroom are of reclaimed tobacco-barn oak and the
color palette was inspired by the surrounding land of this beautiful home.
Dining room and living room done in Jessica's signature organic style. A combination of whites and browns were
used in this palette.
Loving the use of orange to add a nice taste of color in this bright and airy kitchen that was inspired by Swedish design.
An interesting and surprising choice of a chocolate color used in this dining room, that contrasts well with the  soft slate
blue living room.

A dining room with great large windows that allow plenty of natural light to come in while that are great for viewing that serene ocean. Greens and beiges were used, definitely inspired by the nearby beach.


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A serene living room with a charcoal gray fireplace and smart built-ins.

What do you think of these bright and fresh designs? Is this your style or would you go for something a bit more bold?

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A Collection of Colorful Goods For Your Kitchen

A Collection of Colorful Goods For Your Kitchen


Uniting all dish towel lovers for this post. If you're not a fan of awesome dish towels, it will suffice if you are a fan of really cool patterns printed on textiles. If you haven't checked out the online shop Leif, make sure to do so. They have some incredibly unique and really cool stuff on their website from decor accessories, paper, candles, and much more.

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I found a fun collection of items that are sure to spruce up any kitchen quite fast. The paint chip placemat is a perfect addition to any table. And, it comes in different colors, so you can mix and match or just play it safe with one color all around.

Leif definitely covered all the popular patterns of the moment in their textiles section of this online shop. Houndstooth is becoming an increasingly popular option, and I think this design and color palette would surely brighten up any room, don't you?

Cityscapes! Talk about a different take on a cityscape. Great addition to my tea towel collection.

I love the bright colors in this lattice design. This might just be my favorite, if there was a way I could choose a favorite.


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And just for fun, I love their take on bottles that we have all the time in our home anyway. These vases were created from dish detergent and yogurt bottles. Awesome.


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Which pattern your favorite? And do you love these vases? Now it is your turn, create some fun palettes from these cool dish towels.

Comment to let us know your thoughts and make sure you pin your faves!

 

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Earth Friendly Paints

Earth Friendly Paints


As we become more aware of how things affect our environment and about earth-friendly living,a huge focus has been geared toward non-toxic paints. Being an Interior Designer, I am by any means not a paint expert, but have done some research and have come across some very interesting tidbits that everyone should be aware of, if they are not already.

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I have learned that the majority of paints have a degree of toxicity, only egg tempera can really be accepted as completely non-toxic if using non-toxic pigments. Egg tempera is basically pigment paste and egg yolk. The benefits of non-toxic paint are that they are ideal for those with allergies, have a low-odor and are ultimately better for the Earth.

I'd like to emphasize chalkboard paints which are huge right now. This is perfect for kids and have come across some non-toxic paint that come in black, green, red and blue. This brand of paint was created by Sibella Court who teamed up with Murobond paints. So if you are interested, you can click here to get more information. There are so many brands and types of non-toxic paints that would fit your needs. I have found just a few that I hope you will seem to find interesting. We should not only celebrate Earth Day one month out of the whole year, but everyday.

A soft color palette of organic paints by ECOS Organic Paints.

Benjamin Moore's Natural Paint Colors.

Image from Mythic Paints room visualizer page.

Yolo's Boho trend colors.

Anna Sova's food paint.

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Color Those Floors With These Rugs Trends

Color Those Floors With These Rugs Trends


Spring is upon us and with that comes the need of much more color in your life. One way to add more color into your home is by finding the most colorful and creative rug to fit your home. This dose of color will brighten up any room and will definitely brighten your spirits along with it.

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Whether you are looking for a solid color or want to add a little extra pattern into any given room, there are so many different styles and ideas that you can sure to find something fabulous to fit in with your current palette.


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This colorful rectangle rug is made of felt balls. Genius huh? Such great colors and a pattern made among colors is perfect for a welcome mat or even as the focal point in the living room.


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Here are a few different takes on color and patten when it comes to rug shopping. Both are completely unique and would definitely get noticed where ever you chose to lay it down.


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The thing I love about this next photo is how the piping on the chair matches the colorful feel of the chair.


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These colorful rugs all offer something fabulous to a space. You can easily spruce up any room, mundane or not, with these awesome rug designs. And these definitely aren't your grandma's rugs. These are modern and hip and create the space definition that everyone needs in a room.


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Looking for something geometric to fill the space? Any of these pieces would fit perfectly to give your room that awesome colorful glow in a modern way.


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Rugs are a great addition to a room because it creates that great definitely in any room. Whether it be under the kitchen table, in the living room or practically any other space in your home. And these colorful pieces would spruce up any room and any attitude with a lot of color. Which are your favorite pieces? Where would you put these in your home?

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Layers of Iridescence

Layers of Iridescence


Hello everyone! Chloé from Plenty of Colour here again.

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I am a major fan of art installations, especially when creators turn an everyday object into something breathtaking. An example of making the mundane magical is this beautiful piece called “Capturing Resonance” by sculptor Soo Sunny Park and composer Spencer Topel.

Featured at deCordova Museum, the colourful and iridescent installation feels like a work of exquisite glass. In fact, Park created the undulating textile by inserting thousands of acrylic squares into chain link fencing. As “Capturing Resonance” was created in a window-filled space, different lighting makes the piece a constantly evolving palette of colour, shadows and reflection. The installation also features an audio element as composer Spencer Topel created an dreamy, elegant composition that is activated by motion sensors so the sound is ever-changing and layered like its iridescent muse. “Capturing Resonance” showcases that any material, no matter how industrial or mundane it may seem, can become a gorgeous piece of art.

 

 

 


(photographs by Michelle Aldredge and Peter Harris via gwarlingot)

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Time Design : Colorful Clocks For Every Room

Time Design : Colorful Clocks For Every Room


Every clock will tell you the same thing, but how you want it displayed is what can very greatly depending on your style and even your creativity.

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Telling time in 3D is not yet something that is common in every household, in fact, I'm pretty sure it isn't common at all. The Manifold Clock hopes to change that. "Time repeats itself, yet it is ever-changing. It's like watching someone climb spiral stairs - if you look from above you see him going in circles, but if you look from the side you see him advancing."


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Here are a few clocks that you can easily DIY to spruce up your home. This first one is made of magazine pages, such a fun and very simple DIY to undertake if you are looking to spruce you your current clock situation. Below is a paint chip clock and a clock made out of books.


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Time can be told in many different ways, colors and designs. This simple clock simply has color swatches which lends itself to a piece of wall art as well as a clock.


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A colorful clock made with CSS & JQuery. Here is the tutorial if you want to build one for yourself.

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The Present Clock offers a completely different approach to telling time. The idea to to tell time throughout the year to hopefully enjoy the moments you have instead of breaking them into minutes, hours and days. The Present is not available just yet to purchase but I can't wait until it comes out so I can grab one.

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This is a pretty cool way to tell time. Of course time wouldn't always come out like this, but when it does, it looks pretty awesome.


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Whether you want to DIY something or just want to add a little more color to a room, a clock is a great dual-purpose way to do so. What are your favorite designs when it comes to telling time?

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Designing Your Home With Black, White and COLOR!

Designing Your Home With Black, White and COLOR!


Today's guest post is by Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of the popular design blog, Design Milk.  

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I’ve always struggled with color. As you can tell from my website, Design Milk, I love everything black, white and gray so you’re probably wondering what I’m doing writing about color? Well… surprise! I love color! I know you wouldn’t expect it based on my site’s palette, but I’m a huge fan of just about every shade, hue and pigment out there. I’m especially fond of all things multicolor, bold and vibrant.

When I was initially designing my website, I struggled with whether I should add color. I went through quite a few options and couldn’t make up my mind. I realized that no matter what accent color or color palette I chose, I’d eventually end up changing my mind, so I opted for no color at all to let the photos in the content become the colorful stars of the site.

Nothing makes a color pop more than against a black and white background, so I thought it might be fun to look at some colors that I could have used on my website in addition to black and white. Since Design Milk is a blog all about design, what better way to share color than through design?

BLACK, WHITE + YELLOW

Like a bumblebee? Yes! But, um, no. This gorgeous black, white and yellow kitchen looks nothing like a bee! Image from Colorama.

BLACK, WHITE + RED

Wow – there’s nothing like a giant piece of red glass as your backsplash to make a huge impact. This design is by Neil Lerner Designs.

BLACK, WHITE + GREEN

This image, from the IKEA catalog, shows how dramatic a wall color can be.

BLACK, WHITE + ORANGE

Sometimes simple pops of color aren’t enough and you need to create pattern. Image from Blount Design.

BLACK, WHITE + HOT PINK

This bedroom from Elle Décor, is a beautiful example of how hot pink accents can change a room’s vibe. If the pink accents had been navy or beige, just think about how different this room would look and feel.

 

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FLOR Design Contest - Winner Announcement

FLOR Design Contest - Winner Announcement


We first want to send a big Thank You to the over 4,000 people who created a FLOR pattern and entered our FLOR design contest! There are so many awesome designs entries and today we are excited to choose the winner who will be sprucing up their home (or any area they choose) with a little FLOR color.

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Before announcing the big winners, we want to let you know that FLOR is offering all of you COLOURlovers a great offer if you want to make your FLOR design a reality in your home. Use coupon code COLOUR15p at FLOR.com or though the call center (866-281-3567) and receive FREE SHIPPING on your order. This coupon code expires on Friday, March 30, 2012 so hurry and place your order soon. *Free shipping is for domestic US only, excludes Alaska & Hawaii.

Visit FLOR.com or a FLOR Store near you and turn your rug into a reality.

FLOR has always been an innovator and a pioneer. We care about our planet and its future and seriously consider our eco-footprint in everything we do. That includes what happens when FLOR has lived its useful life. FLOR has developed what is revolutionary in the residential carpet industry - a Return & Recycle Program. Once your FLOR rug has lived a long and full life ship your rug back (FLOR foots the shipping bill) and FLOR recycles every piece of your rug so it can be reused to create a brand new FLOR rug.

And now, for the winner of the FLOR Facebook contest. Congratulations to Silvia Carra who will be receiving a 6 tile FLOR rug!

The winner of the FLOR design contest is the person who received the most "love" votes on their rug design. The $500 FLOR gift card goes to "Dream Weave" by Origamimei with 73 votes.

The second place winner is for the design that received the second most "love" votes on their design entry. The $100 FLOR gift card goes to "Sun on the Sea" by Pennington with 69 votes.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and everyone who voted. We hope you had some fun designing with FLOR these past 2 weeks.

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FLOR Contest Entries Closed, Time To Vote + Exclusive Facebook Contest

FLOR Contest Entries Closed, Time To Vote + Exclusive Facebook Contest


FLOR's vibrant color palette is woven throughout dozens of patterns and textures to provide you with a rich experience when designing your rug. As great as the online FLOR builder tool is, FLOR stores are opening across the country, allowing you to design your rug in person and experience the ultimate toe test. FLOR design consultants are available in store and you can bounce your ideas off of them during a consultation. New York, Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston are already covered. And if you live in San Francisco, Boston or Georgetown, keep your eyes open because FLOR is coming your way.

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On Tuesday we announced a Facebook contest. We are extending the contest and upping the ante. FLOR is offering a 6 tile rug to the winner (who will be randomly chosen). To enter, simply like FLOR on Facebook and answer this question on their wall, "My favorite FLOR color is "_____".

Entries for the FLOR Design Your Rug contest on COLOURlovers is officially closed. If you didn't get the chance to enter, don't worry, you can still help one fellow COLOURlover win this fabulous prize. If you did create a FLOR design, now is the time to promote it and get as many votes as you can!

Head over to the entries page and vote for your favorites.

To vote, hit the "love this" button on the entry page. Not only will you help one lucky COLOURlover win, you are sure to get inspired with all the different patterns and designs people came up with. The one with the most likes will receive the grand prize from FLOR which is a $500 gift card to purchase their very own rug.

Thanks for those that have participated in the Scavenger Hunt thus far. Here are some of the great palettes COLOURlovers created from FLOR designs. Read up on the guidelines and create your own palette with a FLOR rug as your inspiration.

One lucky winner will be announced soon so make sure you vote for your favorite entries. In the meantime, check to see if there is a FLOR store near you so you can experience FLOR right in your hands.

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