It seems our house is split down the middle when it comes to color schemes. The living room, dining room/studio are mostly pinks, whites, yellows, greens, wood tones, and a little black for good measure. Our bedrooms, however, are mostly filled with yellows, greens, blues, whites, and blacks. The kitchen has the bedroom colors with a little orange thrown in for variation and the bathroom is mostly white, acid green and black. The common element seems to be the green. It is the color that both calms and excites me. It feels safe and fresh at the same time.
I'm trying to make myself more aware of my color combinations as I experiment with handmade items this year. I love bright colors but I want to learn how to mix in those subtle shades that make the mix look more sophisticated, mature and unexpected. Downloading images from the web for reference has been helpful when I need some direction as well as sites like ColorCombos that do the work for you. I also resort back to my flickr favorites to see what caught my eye on any given day. A few examples:
Found via Daintytime.
Found via Lovedaylemon.
Found via Dottieangel.
Found via Supercapacity.
Hoping you're finding inspiration from your surroundings as we wait for the flowers to show up.