Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Color My World week 1: inspiration

I'm joining a group of wonderful bloggers in a color challenge called Color My World.  The idea is to use a new color in my house.  I'm going to be using pink.  And orange.  Together!

I know, I'm supposed to use a color I haven't used before.  Except have you seen my house? Its kind of a rainbow already (green, navy, teal, aqua, coral, cobalt blue, yellow, orange, hot pink, light pink, red, charcoal, beige....).  The only colors I haven't used so far are light gray and purple, and that's because I don't particularly like those colors, so....pink and orange it is!  I think this should count, even though I have pink in my daughter's room and orange in the boys room and the bathroom. My long time readers might remember that I tried to do my daughter's room in pink and orange last year but it failed and then morphed into pink and brown and green so really, this is my second attempt at pink and orange.  This time it will work.  I hope.

I'm going to be decorating my powder room on the first floor.  Its off the foyer, in a little hallway that contains the garage entrance and the coat closet.  I envision it as being a little jewel box of color that surprises you when you open the door.  Sadly, since I am renting, I won't be painting the room pink or orange, but will be working with the cream colored paint and builder-grade vanity that is already there.

Here are some pink and orange inspiration pictures to get us started:

via Caitlin Creer

via Caitlin Creer
L'orange for the win!

Check out these other participating blogs for some more color inspiration.

Ange - The Blooming Hydrangea
Anna - A Newfound Treasure
Carmel - Our 5th House
Cassie - Primitive and Proper
Jadyn - Dutch.British.Love
Jessamie - Bird and Branch Redesign
Julia - Black Tag Diaries
Julia - Pawley's Island Posh
Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Lisa - Shine Your Light
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
Maury - Life on Mars
Shaunna - Perfectly Imperfect
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Tiffany - Worthwhile Domicile
Vashti & Jamie - Like me Some...


  1. Pink and Orange is one of my faves. Can't wait to see what you do!

  2. I adore those two colors together! Can't wait to see what you do!

  3. I love this color combination! This room will be perfect to add some color to!

  4. This is going to be amazing. Go Bold or Go Home, right? I can't wait to see how you make that space pop!

  5. Love the combo choice! It's going to be awesome! Work it

  6. Oh, I love your take on the challenge! I'm a huge fan of pink and orange, but it's a hard one for sure. Can't wait to see what you do!

  7. Pink and orange is such a fun color combination. It will definitely be a nice little surprise in your powder room.

  8. I love pink and orange together. The beige room is a nice base to work with. Your powder room will look so fun!

  9. Pink and Orange together are great! I was going to do my daughter's room in pink and orange but it is now something else. This will be fun to see what you do without painting the walls! You can do it!

  10. I love your inspiration Lisa! I look forward to seeing how you will use it in your powder room!

  11. That will be such a great color combo!


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