Olga's "Happy Blue" Room

Olga's "Happy Blue" Room

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 10, 2014
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Name:
Olga
Location:
Dallas, TX
Division:
Cool
Inspiration for my palette:
We knew that the main color for the living area was going to be blue — it is our favorite color. The orange accents came to life after we decided to feature the photos from our Australia honeymoon above the fireplace; the combination of deep blue and the Red Center sunset orange was appealing, so we continued the theme in the space.

All the rooms in the house have a strong primary color theme; the base colors are inspired by the colorful Mexican blankets, but each room focuses on just one color, supported by a subtle or bold accent. Chlorophyll Green bedroom, turquoise Cozumel bedroom, Burnt Orange bathroom, and the office is dark gray with multiple Firehouse Red accents. Silver Screen gray is used continuously throughout the house in some rooms and in all staircases.
Colors used in my room:
Artesian Water Blue (room wall color), Silver Screen (staircase wall color), cool white trim. Various orange decorating accents, stainless steel, and orange and white furniture and accessories.
Tips for using color successfully:
If you pre-define your color and material palette, and stay the course when you see cute (or on sale!) items that do not fit it, you'll be ok. Do not purchase (or re-gift) items that clash... at least the big ones!! My other advice is to invest in mostly neutral furniture of good quality, and use bright colors on the walls and in accents. With the furniture we own, I could switch the palette to any other combination of colors almost overnight — the only items that would have to go are the Calligaris orange chairs. This flexibility makes it less scary to apply bold color!
Palette:
Happy Blue
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