Name: Colette (1)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Color Inspiration: I knew I wanted Coco's nursery to feel airy and bright, so I began by introducing elements in buttery yellows and marigolds (a lamp, a pillow, a mobile). Then I happened upon the bedding at Anthropologie (on clearance and a bargain!) and knew I absolutely had to work it in.
Tip for Using Color: I found that starting with a foundation of neutrals (furniture, rug, walls) made it really easy to layer on color without it getting crazy or overwhelming. To keep things cohesive I tried to limit the color to the warm reds, yellows and bits of olive in the bedding (but I couldn't resist adding a few touches of my all time favorite color, robin's egg, here and there). In addition to having a backdrop of neutrals, working in small hits of "dirtier" colors (like olive and burnt orange) kept the rest of the palette from feeling too primary and expected.
Colors Used: marigold, red, burnt orange, robin's egg, olive green
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