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Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Color: Cheerful & Bird's Egg

Straight from the Benjamin Moore paint books, I bring you the combination of Cheerful and Bird's Egg for this week's Monday Color post, for no other reason than these are the two colors I'm combining in a nursery I'm currently busy designing. Pure multi-tasking. Enough said.

The nursery is for a little boy and his sister, who will be arriving any day now. Because he's a toddler and already opinionated, we let him choose the dominant blue color. And because the client didn't want traditional gender colors, we brought in pops of bright Cheerful for "her "color. Read on to see some of the elements we'll be using as well as some adaptations for adult spaces.

An eclectic living room designed by actress Julianne Moore.

A cute bedroom found on Fabulessly Yours.

Same color palette, but all grown up.

Mixing in pale green makes this living room the epitome of a fresh Spring day.

I adore this sophisticated mix of aqua and yellow found on The Lennoxx.

One of the 'inspiration' nurseries I used to coax my client into this bright color combo.

The medallions on this pale blue and yellow rug for my client's nursery bring in a touch of tradition (we're going for the 6' round version from Walmart.com).

The organic cotton from Birch Fabrics that we're making into custom crib bedding and a duvet for the twin bed.

Two of my favorite Feistaware colors.

I wish there was a way to work this Ikat Duver Cover from Urban Outfitters in, delivering toned down versions of the blue and yellow in a fresh wordily print.

Aqua seas under warm honey skies are transportive in this photo from The Gingham Owl, on Etsy.

A generously sized aqua and yellow ceramic vase from Lamps Plus.