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50 DecorBook Ideas : 31. Stick with a Color Palette

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Sticking with a neutral color pallet sure makes seasonal decorating easier.  Since our house is neutral, I can easily jazz it up with seasonal colors.  Usually, by summer, I've moved to summery blue and white.  But since Easter, I've been stuck on a sunny yellow.  The forsythia and cast iron bunnies are long gone so it was time to get a bit of summer inside.  Turns out it's easy.  In the entryway, I replaced forsythia with shells.  To keep the yellow theme going, I just tucked my sunflower photo behind the tray.  The basket corrals mail and keys. 

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Places We Go : glassybaby

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Do you love colored glass objects?  I've never really been in love with colored glass but my field trip to Glassybaby may have changed all that.  In search for something yellow for the living room mantel and armed with a ceramic pear and pillow fabric, I ventured over to glassybaby's hot shop in Berkeley, CA. 

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Color Game : Out of the Blue

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There's some big sky around our house and every once in a while, it's dramatic.  Loads of pastels, especially pink and yellow.  Would that color combination work in our rooms?  Pastels can be a bit tricky.  Maybe the key is to have them all the same tint - all very pale, for example.  Let's take a look at how those sky colors can translate into some spectacular rooms.

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Color Game : La La Land

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I couldn't wait to see La La Land, but it was on one rainy afternoon last week that Sue and I finally got to the Orinda Theater.  Built in 1941 in the streamlined moderne style, the theater was the perfect setting.  And then, after months of waiting and a long drive in pouring rain, I missed some of the movie.  As soon as I saw Mia's apartment, I couldn't get that striped sofa out of my head.  I can't tell you about any scenes that happened on that couch.  I'm still over the moon for it.  

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Color Game : Greenery / 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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Have you seen Pantone's Color of Year?  For 2017, the color is called "Greenery" and it's about as fresh as any color could be.  As you might know, green is nature's neutral.  In your rooms, hitting the right shade can be tricky.  Maybe that why Pantone's Greenery is such a hit as it's a clear bright green.  Imagine it paired with blue&white, hot pink, navy, or gray.  Let's see some rooms using this delicious color.

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