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color story #5

I have always been a fan of light and bright teals paired with red. The teals can even be more on the bluer side, like the bottom right swatch, but you have to stay clear of bright blues or it starts to feel a little Fourth of July. I love this pairing so much I once did an entire identity in it for photographer Lisa Hubbard. (she's wonderful, by the way)


More to come on what I've been using this stack for...

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oh, this is one of my favorite color combos, too. i have it all over my house!

01.17.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyrie

I too love that color combo. My livingroom wall is in the teal/aqua at he moment and with red it's delicious.

01.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBenita

I just saw this combination in a movie costume, and now I can't remember which one. The lead actress was wearing a dark teal wool coat and red boots, and it looked so good! I was trying to picture the color wheel in my head and figure out why it was so stunning. But which movie was it? Brideshead Revisited? Ghost Town?

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

i love it too! my home office is teal walls with red accents. i have a white bookcase with no back & lots of red things on it & it looks fantastic.

01.18.2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Love it. But my favorite one is with Pink just like here

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle*s

This is one of my favorite color combinations, too! It is one of my go-to groupings for dressing in the summer--so fresh and crisp. I wish I had more rooms in my house to feature all the color combinations I love!

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCameron Blazer

I love that color combination too. Also love those swatches you are showing! Something about these colors together that is so refreshing and festive. Can't wait to see what you're making.

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerriaw

Great color combo - so cheerful!

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy

I just love those colors!!!

And, your blog is wonderful!

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Wow, I was just flagging a few favorite photos in this color combo that I spotted on Flickr. Right on -- love your picks. It's always fun seeing your inspiration swatches.

01.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Love red and blue together too. Lovely... I love your color stories. In fact, I love all your stories! Patricia

i love love love this palette! it's my kitchen. so happy and fun and a little vintage, yes?

also, i love love love your blog. it makes me so happy and inspired.

I adore this combo. In fact, I just re-did my daughter's bedroom in these shades. You can check it out here: http://restyledhome.blogspot.com/2009/01/red-white-and-blueoh-and-little-pink.html

Lovely blog, by the way!

ahhhh...the blue and red combo.....me I love the Robin's egg blue with a naphthol red light. I'm doing a whole series with this color combo in collage right now for my little magazine (Brain,Child). LOVE your blog...it's perfect eye candy.

01.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

In my past life I was an event planned and we had a client use this color combo on her wedding invitations. I've been a fan ever since and even did my son's nursery in this combo. I simply love it (though truth be told, I hope it doesn't catch on). ;)

01.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

What a beautiful color story. I just love it! Can't wait to see how it all plays out.

01.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

i really, really love that color combo. that calling card is beautiful.
i'm always so torn about choosing/using a color combo for my business because there are so many combos i like...but this one might just fit right every time. thanks for sharing.

01.26.2009 | Unregistered Commentermolly

This is a beautiful collection. What is the name of the swatch in the middle of the top row?

02.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

I just found your blog and am enjoying feasting my eyes on the beautiful colors, photos, and creative ideas. I, too, love this color combo and use it frequently.

02.11.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

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