Shoplifting Color: Inspirational Color from Iconic Brands

Shoplifting Color: Inspirational Color from Iconic Brands

Anne Reagan
Oct 28, 2010

Tiffany blue, Burberry plaid, Calvin Klein grey — do you find yourself referencing iconic brands when talking about color or color combinations? Marketing gurus, of course, make this their goal every time they brand a company. For color inspiration why not turn towards your favorite stores or brands?

Sure we could say "robin's egg blue" instead of "Tiffany blue" and we could say "red" instead of "Elizabeth Arden red". But saying the brand name with the color really conjures up more specific images and references. Try "Veuve Clicquot" orange versus "Home Depot" orange.

If you love brown and orange as to be inspired by Hermés why not build a room around it? Or maybe the sunny, preppy colors of Lily Pulitzer fit your home best. Or the primary colors of Kate Spade. If there's anything we've learned from our Room For Color Contest it is that our color choices are so truly personal and unique and should reflect YOU. So, dear readers, what stores/brands have you turned to for color inspiration?

Images: Hermés orange living room by Eric Piasecki Photography, Tiffany bedroom via Lavender & Lilies

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