Yes, the weather has been friggin’ freezing, and maybe that’s why design is heating up with warmer colors! In last week’s post about an awesome show house, this room by designer Lauren DeLoach definitely seemed to be the favorite among readers.
Photo by Jeff Herr. Terra cotta and dusty teal, layered with neutrals for a cozy, but easy-living space!
How amazingly beautiful is this close up from her Instagram account?
I’ve actually noticed this same color combination a few times recently. I scrolled through my saved IG images, and they just keep popping up!
Maybe it’s been so cold, we’re all seeking a little heat!
Just as cool-color-dominated rooms need a bit of warmth to keep them from being stark, warm-color-dominated rooms need a touch of cool to keep them from getting overheated. That’s why terra cotta looks so great with dusty blues and grays.
You can see the rest of Meg’s super charming and eclectic home in this post.
And who in the world wouldn’t want to wake up in the below bedroom of the 800 sf guest cottage designed by Mallory Mathison … and especially when it’s 20 degrees below with the wind chill?!
I’m such a sucker for gingham. That’s a favorite bed of mine. Antique update. I totally want it.
Terra cotta is one of my wonderful client’s favorite colors in Project #HGDnewoldhouse. We looked long and hard for the perfect cement tile for this bathroom.
You can see my reflection in the glass!
The zinc sconces and cement-like quartz are working it! Custom vanity.
She wanted something that reminded her of her beloved French-style cafes in Asia.
I really prefer terra cotta and these warm orangey colors as accents, as opposed to being a dominant wall color. Well, except when it comes to wallpaper. Wallpaper slays me every time.
Some warm-colored design elements I love:
Remember this post about the wonderful Chairish Artist Collective artist Wendy Powell? Well, she has a coordinating pair of these playful pieces here and here in her shop for double trouble. I’d place them over bedside tables in a sky blue girl’s bedroom.
On a more “grown-up” note, I love to do drapes in this fabric …
with a pair of chairs like these ….
… in a cozy deep teal library.
A couple of the most popular posts I’ve ever written have been about warm colors:
And while blues, grays, and some greens still seem to dominate most of my clients’ color preferences, I’ve had two recent requests for blues with accents of red! Can’t wait to get started. 🙂
Don’t worry, we won’t be heading back to 1990. It will be all #freshclassic all the way.
Stay warm, my friends!