Annalea's "Keep On The Sunny Side" Room
Keep On The Sunny Side
There is a soft sunny yellow on the walls with bright reds, greens and blues galore. These are balanced with the mustard couch, darker wood furniture, brick fireplace, and antique white trim. We enjoy bold color, but don't want to feel overwhelmed. This is pretty much my dream palette.
I wanted a wall color that would liven up the house during dreary Illinois winters, but could also serve as a neutral against many other colors. I tend to collect reds - from vintage finds to handmade goodies - and I loved the way they look against yellow. From there, I went with greens and blues to balance it all out. (And because it is just so darn pretty.) This space also needed to be livable for our young family of five. We wanted it to be vibrant and welcoming. It was done frugally and is easily adaptable.
I like to vary up the shades used to make a room feel more authentic and layered. Instead of matching the exact color, play with different tones and levels of saturation.
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