Presenting | The Hottest Color Palette | Fall 2014

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Happy labor day everyone! [unless you’re reading this next January or something]. They, [whoever “they” is] say that this heralds the official end of summer.

Really? Do we say that March 1st heralds the official end of winter? Sure, if you live south of the Mason Dixon line; not so, in the northeast. It is near 90 degrees today with steam-bath humidity levels. We have three full weeks of SUMMER left, and I for one, intend to make the most of every glorious, sun-kissed day.

When I think of summer, I think of ocean blues and crisp, starched whites. When, I think of fall, I think of pumpkins and persimmons and of course, all of the beautiful warm autumn colors.

This post is inspired by a drop-dead photograph by one of my favorite vendors, Serena and Lily.

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In one brilliant breath, they melded both summer and autumn into a killer color scheme that’s one of the most classic of them all. And it just happens to be hot, hot, hot, right now! Blue and White with accents of whatever you wish to call it—coral, persimmon, pumpkin, tangerine, kumquat, saffron…

Common now. Let’s just call it what it is.

ORANGE.

Oh, you hate orange?

Look, I totally get that. I’m a child of the sixties and early seventies. On a daily basis, I was bombarded with the likes of this: [ya might wanna go grab a pair of sunglasses or something to puke in, for this first part]

gr_510278_4565011_372659Is that glass block? Oh dear…

5878896927_b97402d1f9_zThank God, granny won’t allow us in this room!

100208boiseidPaneling. That’s another one. The varnished stone is a nice touch. What WERE we not thinking?

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mid-century-wall-tile-70sObviously, the use of LSD was a lot more prevalent than we realized.

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I used to love that stuff! This must’ve been taken right before they all got neked and smoked pot.

oasi_52481581-1297264851Monochromatic hell.

In the words of Brylcreem, [do they still make that stuff?] “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!”

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The Hottest Color Palette for Fall 2014

Let’s put some space here. Here are some rooms, vignettes and products which got it just right. [IMO] And most of them feature blue and orange color schemes

elle-decor_steven-gambrel4Steven Gambrel

I do not ever go… “oh, there’s a Steven Gambrel room,”  but as soon as I find out that it is, I always think… of course, it is! Everything he touches is perfect!

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Original oil painting by Rachel Uchizono

Designer-Ashley-Whittaker-via-Ashley-Whittaker-Designs-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blogAshley Whittaker

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Meg Braff

orange, red, yellow, teal, gray, blue. She breaks every rule in the book which proves that brilliance is achieved when we ignore the rules. [well, some of the rules.]

cory-connor-designs-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blog-blue-orangeCory Connor Designs

thomas-loof-barclay-buteraBarclay Butera

Alright, there’s not really any orange here, but there is a big sea shell and the wood is a very warm almost orange hue. Sometimes we forget that if we have wood tones, that is a part of our color scheme!

mary-mcdonald-fschumacher-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blogMary McDonald for F. Schumacher

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Style Within Reach

Fresh neo-traditional vignette

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Mona Ross Berman

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Linda Gritta through Serena and Lily

Did you know that S & L sells 100s of pieces of fabulous original art? Here is one such piece.

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The Melrose Lamp from Bungalow 5

Bungalow 5 is one of my favorite vendors for exquisite porcelains and lamps. Using accessories and lighting is a great way to add a shot of orange.

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Another shot of the Serena and Lily living room.

12-color-millspringsblue-0309-xlg-50010068HC-156 Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue – Rich almost navy

tbl_coffee_two_tier_persimmon-103-mainA detail shot of the fabulous Savile Tray Coffee Table in Persimmon at Serena and Lily

o8A gorgeous print by Jennifer Beshears of the Pink Pagoda

bungalow-5-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blogAnother lovely vignette from Bungalow 5

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Kyoto pillow in Saffron from Serena and Lily

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ny-now-summer-2013-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blog-blue-orangeMy photo from the Bungalow 5 Booth at New York Now, Summer 2013

laura-moss-photography-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blogLaura Moss Photography

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Mary McDonald

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From the Legend of Asia Showroom at Americasmart Summer 2014

bungalow -5-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blog-blue-orangeThe Cellini Lamp from Bungalow 5

nell-hills-blog-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blog-blue-orangeNell Hill’s Blog

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Bungalow 5

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Allison Jaffe

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Zentique

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The little Black Door Blog

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Legend of Asia

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Libby Langdon

degournayDe Gournay Mural

elle decor david netto-decorating-ideas-ss-291-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blog-blue-orangeDavid [hubba hubba] Netto

blueandwhiteenell-hills-blog-hottest-color-palette-laurel-home-blue-orangeNell Hill’s Blog

How do you feel about orange now? I find that a shot of it when paired with blue and white makes for a most refreshing hit of warmth. And with the cooler weather soon upon us, I find that all the more welcome.

xo,

laurel

PS: Please don’t forget to check out Serena and Lily

Shop the New Fall Collection at Serena & Lily

PPS: Yeah… some of these links are affiliate links, which if you don’t know, means that if you click on one of them and then buy something in the near future, I’ll get a little commish— at no extra charge to you!

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  • quintessence - September 5, 2014 - 9:58 PM

    Well you know how I feel about orange! And with blue, even better. Lots of inspiration.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2014 - 10:06 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Stacey! I feel the older I get, the more I am embracing more and more colors. It’s not that I didn’t like them before; they just weren’t on the radar.
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  • Eileen lonergan - September 1, 2014 - 5:42 PM

    I adore orange. This post is my new favorite. Thank you!ReplyCancel