Just as I was bragging about a warm winter, the temperature dropped and we got a ton of snow. Earlier this week I cleared the driveway and it was fairly cold (-29 Celsius) and windy. No matter what direction I tried to blow the snow, I ended up with a face full of it. When I was finally done, I was so chilled that I just crawled to the sofa and curled up with a cup of tea and treated myself to a little guilt-free Pinterest scrolling. I pin so much, so sometimes I like to go back through my own pins and get re-inspired (and trim the fat). This time my eye was drawn to a particular color palette: aqua and yellow spaces! Yellow just complements aqua home decor so beautifully.
I think this aqua brick house, with its happy yellow front door (captured by Alex on the Road), might be my favorite photo of all time. These people are my people and it’s a shame they live in London because I know we’d be fast friends. How could you not be ridiculously happy coming home to this colorful house exterior everyday? It makes me want to paint our garage aqua instead of the charcoal grey I have planned.
|Alex on the Road|
As we moved from the townhouse to the lakehouse, I edited our belongings and, in the de-cluttering process, weeded out a lot of the warmer colors in favor of a cool, watery whole home palette of blues, aquas and greens. To me, the cool colour palette is calming and relaxing. There are so many different shades of blue, green, and turquoise that in real life the palette feels quite lively – something difficult to capture on camera, which makes many of the different shades look the same. Despite my rigorous editing, I did, however, keep small doses of yellow and orange decor.
Despite my best editing efforts, I guess I can’t help but love a little bit of yellow or orange paired with my aquas so I rounded up some inspiration because a big change is coming to the living room soon and it might just mean a splash of warm colours…
This aqua front door looks a lot like mine, so I think I might need to track down a yellow chair for beside it. Hmmm, maybe I should paint the siding white instead… I haven’t been able to paint the exterior of the lakehouse for two years and now I’m starting the waffle.
|Better Homes & Gardens|
Morgan Tinker’s home was featured on A Beautiful Mess awhile back and I started pinning her home like crazy! There are so many reasons to love Morgan’s style: she dyed a slip-covered Ikea sofa turquoise (awesome), has a gorgeous mint kitchen with retro touches, and has an enviably art collection. And that retro mustard chair with hits of turquoise!
|Via A Beautiful Mess|
The rooms below are from a house tour featured in Style at Home that I just love. The home owners have a mint green stove and fridge (!!!) which I like to drool over from time to time. The home is quite colorful and the bedroom boasts a cheery colour palette with heavy doses of teal & yellow.
The room below, from Maisons Du Monde, is likely a staged space but look at the perfect pairing of teal and yellow! I love how they mixed all of the different shades of teal and aqua.
|Maisons Du Monde|
A mustard yellow chair looks perfect against turquoise floors! Why, oh why, do I not have turquoise floors anywhere? I was really smitten with the aqua floor in the townhouse laundry room.
This mid-century modern home below is very colorful, but the palette in the living room is the most reserved of the entire home, offering up mostly yellow and aqua on a neutral background. I love how spacious the room feels, thanks to light coloured walls, floors and furniture – plus the big windows don’t hurt.
All white kitchen + pops of colour is a look I don’t think I will ever tire of, no matter the trends. I’m currently plotting the kitchen renovation because I know it will take some time to figure out the details. I’m torn between walnut lowers, to match the bathroom, and white uppers, or just a classic, all-white space. In this bright kitchen, the mismatched dining chairs are so fun and I love how one of them matches the backsplash perfectly.
|Via SF Girl by Bay|
This laundry room makeover boasts bright aqua cabinetry, white paneled walls, brushed silver fixtures and beautiful Amy Butler wallpaper with a yellow and teal floral pattern. (Picture me singing, “these are a few of my favorite things….“)
|Uniquely Yours or Mine|
A different spin on this color combo: a bright yellow squishable sofa paired with an aqua ceiling. I’ve often been tempted by an aqua ceiling because I feel like it must really bring the outdoors in – like you’re sitting under the sky on a bright day.
|Via Desire to Inspire|
The artwork sets the tone in this bedroom, which pairs bold hits of turquoise with a lot of textural neutrals and just a tiny slice of lemon.
|Via House of Turquoise|
A yellow toaster looks cute in Melissa’s kitchen (which boasts gorgeous aqua cabinets). Sometimes it is all in the accessories!
|Hello Yellow Blog|
I am so smitten with this square art, maybe because it reminds me of a painting I did, ages ago. What a simple way to bring some colour to a space – and the wood grain peeking through the lighter colours has such a subtle, organic feel. The bright yellow bench cushion under it is perfect.
|Better Homes & Gardens|
The spaces above all offer a BOLD burst of saturated colour, but this yellow + aqua pairing can be so soft and subtle too. A slightly mellower take on this colour palette, this kitchen boasts soft mint cabinetry and the prettiest yellow floral wallpaper .
In this bedroom, pale aqua pillows and a few mustard accents punch up a room of neutrals – and look so rich with those copper pendants!
|SF Girl By Bay|
Which space is your favorite?
|Jenna Rae Cakes|