I don’t want to sound braggy, but I love the color palette at StoneGable! It’s so easy to live with and finding accessories, furnishings and other items to decorate my home with is a breeze. It’s not because I’ve come up with a revolutionary group of colors that has turned the decorating world on its ear… it’s that I’ve tapped into classic, tried and true colors that work together and almost always look fresh and oh, so pretty! Today I’m sharing 6 reasons I love StoneGable’s color palette!
I can think of lots and lots of reasons to love StoneGable’s colors here are just six…
CLASSICALLY SAFE COLORS
Yes, most of us don’t like to admit to playing it safe. Not me I revel in it! Yes, when it comes to decorating I’ve been all over the color wheel and back and have finally landed on colors I feel right at home with. I LOVE these safe classic colors! They have been around for ages and ages and no wonder, they look great! Let decor styles change but enjoy these quintessentially beautiful colors!
There is no special magic with any one of these colors on their own, but when put together they give out the most restful yet fresh vibe! These colors will work with lots of styles too. Classic, Modern, Farmhouse, French (with a tad of blue), Industrial, Mid Century Modern (with one big bold color on one piece of furniture) just to name a few.
They aren’t called a classic for nothing!
LOTS OF SOFT WHITES AND LIGHTS
White has been a leading color in decor for close to a decade now. But it is not new on the decor scene. It has always been a popular color choice.
I love white, in decor and fashion, and tend to gravitate to it.
I often get an email or a comment asking if it is okay to mix shades of white and cream and I say yes with gusto! I love the contrasts white’s shades and hues and I think a room is so much more interesting mixing whites with different undertones and values! Go for it! Mix away!
I’m wild about white walls too. The walls in the living room are Benjamin Moore Sonnet a very soft and neutral bone white. Not too yellow or too pink. Just right!
I think the sample is a lot darker and pinker than it appears on my walls.
The other wall color I love and use here at StoneGable is Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. This is a gorgeous soft white! We just painted our bedroom, sitting room, and office with this delicious color!
Again, Simply White appears much whiter and far less yellow on my walls. It is also great for casework and trim.
I like a scoop of neutral color alongside my dollop of white when I decorate! When we think of neutrals in decor it means “without color”. But that is far from what neutrals really are! They are very colorful! Neutrals can run the gamut from beige, cream, taupe, black, gray, brown and more!
It’s so important when decorating with them that we understand the undertones each neutral color possess. Neutrals can be cool or warm. And they can have undertones of almost any color making them vastly different.
I like warm neutrals. Light but toasty colors with brown, honey and gold undertones. However, not all the decor at StoneGable has warm-toned neutrals. Just look at the buffet in the foyer above. It definitely has cooler gray undertones. But for the most part, I’m a warm color girl!
I have loved soft golds and spiced mustards for as long as I have had a box of 120 count Crayola Crayons! And even then I was mixing colors to get that gorgeous gold I love! I’m bringing this saturated neutral (really not a neutral, but I’m calling an audible on this one) back to StoneGable in little drips and drabs! Oh, be still my heart!!!!!
SPLASH OF DRAMA
I am not a drama queen except when it comes to a touch of dramatic colors in my home. I love a splash and pop of black with my neutrals. I think it gives visual weight to neutrals, which can use a little grounding!
Since I am not using a real accent color like blue or green or aqua, black is the perfect neutral to all the light colors going on in a room.
If you decorate with neutrals give adding a little black a try! You will love the results!
So many of my decorating friends are saying “yes, please” when it comes to decorating with gray. Although I love their decor I could never, ever, ever, in a million years live with gray! I know it’s so hot right now but I am not a gray girl. I get my hair dyed to not be a “gray girl”!
Now saying that… a touch of gray is not a bad thing. But there is a very big BUT! It has to be the right gray. Remember me saying that neutrals have lots of shades and undertones? Gray is particularly vulnerable to looking B-A-D in a room if the undertones are off. Too violet or too yellow and YUCK!!!! I say be very cautious and judicious when using gray!
If I use a gray it tends to be a graphite. Sorta a cheater color. I say gray but you may say soft black?
I have many friends that can make gray look amazing but I’m not in that club!
TONS OF TEXTURE
Texture is not a color but without it, when using neutrals, our rooms would look dead! Texture is our ability to “feel” things with our minds when our eyes look at them. And using lots of different textures is the number one best tip for decorating with neutrals that work and look stunning in a room or home!
Texture includes adjectives like bumpy, soft, fuzzy, hard, abrasive, hairy, wooly, shiny, leafy, silky, chippy, velvety just to name a few. Texture equals interest. And because neutrals are well, so neutral, they need lots and lots of different textures to make them interesting to our minds.
I could probably tell you 10 more reasons I love the colors of StoneGable but then I would be braggy! YIKES!!!!!
I hope I’ve convinced you to give StoneGable neutrals a try in the next room you decorate. You just may fall in love with them too!!!!
BTW: Did you see where the Daniel Kessler Picture is? Yes, my fabulous readers, YOU WERE RIGHT!!!! That’s why I love you so!