The view of the front door.
As you can see, this is a huge room furnished as a sitting room and formal dining area. Unfortunately, the family lives in the small hearth room off the kitchen and this entire space goes unused most of the time. My directive has been to help her transform their large front room into a family room/foyer.
My challenge is working with a very bold cranberry colored sectional that she recently purchased. (Our other challenge may be working around Bennie!)
I like the color of the couch, but because of it's scale (it's a full "u" shaped sectional), it is a visually heavy piece to balance in a room. I started looking for pictures with cranberry and found the following potential color palettes.
Color palette #1: Cranberry, Teal Blue and Soft White
I love how the boldness of cranberry and teal balance one another and make the white accents pop.
I found this teal chevron fabric that has the geometric feel of the curtains pictured. All it needs is a cranberry trim.
Anthropologie Coqo Floral Rug
As a slight variation on the first palette, I found this fabric that adds the yellow/ chartreuse hue.
I love the modern and sophisticated vibe of this color palette.
Photo: The Perfect Palette
Loving these palette accessories from West Elm.
West Elm Knotted Diamonds Wool Rug
West Elm Cotton Canvas Curtain- Steel
You could add pops of chartreuse to this palette as well.
Crate & Barrel Ella Yellow Ceramic Table Lamp
I found this rug with several shades of cranberry and blue.
Photo: Rugs USA Radiante Ning Multi
Photo: West Elm Ironwork Flocked Curtain - Regal Blue
Anthropologie Coqo Floral Curtain
Color Palette #5: Cranberry, Navy, Chartreuse and Pink
This room really inspired this palette. I love how the chartreuse is a main color instead of just an accent.
Photo: Barrie Benson via Pinterest
And I found this rug that brings the chartreuse to the forefront of the color palette. Juxtaposed with a navy wall, this would be a dynamic color combination!
We will be revealing Jamee's transformed living space in the next month! We are also working on her kitchen and hearth room, so stay tuned!
And as a side note, if you ever have hard colors to work with in a room, take a look at the The Perfect Palette. It's a great website to start looking at color palettes. It gives you collages of color combinations so that you can see the colors in action in a multitude of applications.