Daring Color Palettes Inspired by New Orleans' Vibrant Architecture

Daring Color Palettes Inspired by New Orleans' Vibrant Architecture

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 16, 2016
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If you've ever seen photos of the houses in New Orleans, you know a wide-ranging, daring mix of colors adorns this city's architecture. Any time I stroll the streets, I'm inspired to get bold in my own home. Even those these color combinations are on the outside of these homes, consider these pre-made palettes direction for the inside of yours. In this post: some of my favorite colorful snaps I've taken around New Orleans + examples of how the color palette could be applied to a room + more rainbow inspiration from our Color Search tool.

A pastel array of hues is grounded with a warm, almost-lavender gray base on the house that houses Bywater Framing. See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search.


I just can't imagine anyone ever getting bummed out in a room with these energetic, warm colors. See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search tool.


This vibrant mix of hues mixes both cool and warm colors for a visually exciting composition. See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search tool.


Blue on blue sets a sophisticated tone on this home, made all the more powerful thanks to a pop of orange.See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search tool.


A verdant kelly green serves as the base for a medium-hue blue and a salmon pink. See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search tool.


Pink and blue aren't just for nurseries! This duo of hues works as a pair in any kind of room. See more interior spaces rocking this color scheme in our Color Search tool.


(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Can't get enough of the color and style of New Orleans? Check out this gorgeous home inspiration:


The original room image (that I crudely Photoshopped colors on to) is from this rad house tour —> Eric's White & Technicolor Baltimore Loft

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