We are now over a week into spring, but I have a really good reason that I am behind on my Seasonal Color Scheme. It's big, it's exciting, and it means a lot of new things for this blog...
Come back Thursday to find out what it is! Haha, I'm mean. But in the meantime, I've finally gotten around to making my seasonal color inspiration collage for you guys. For this season, I was influenced by two of my favorite psuedo-neutrals.
What's a pseudo-neutral you ask?
A pseudo-neutral is a color (or pattern!) that is so versatile that it can be paired with just about any other shade on the color wheel.
Navy is definitely my favorite pseudo-neutral and it's easy to understand why it's such a versatile color. Think about your favorite dark wash blue jeans. They go with everything! What color are they? Navy blue.
Another color I've noticed transcending into pseudo-neutral territory is blush. Blush has been having a major moment in fashion and weddings over the last year or so. I'm now starting to see it make the jump over to interiors and while I've never been a "pink person" I think it's such a stunning shade!
clive tompsett photography for sköna hem.
To round out my color scheme, I chose spring green, orange and a dark teal. After working with color for so many years, these colors just kind of came to mind, but if I had to explain why they work I would break it down like this:
Navy and Orange are complementary (directly across from each other on the color wheel)
Blush Pink/Red and Spring Green are also complementary
Navy, Green and Dark Teal are analagous (adjacent to each other on the color wheel)
For my fellow artsy types, you could consider this scheme either a Rectangle Tetradic color scheme (with an extra color thrown in...) or an Accented Analagous color scheme, but with a split complement instead of a single direct complement.
So now that you know which colors I am crushing on, tell me:
Which colors are you finding inspiration from this spring?
I would love to hear about your favorite shades and your ideas for using color in your spring decorating projects. Join the conversation by commenting below!