It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a color story. I think the last one was army green, rose, golden & plum, which yes, used a version of two of the colors from today’s story (salmon & sage), but that last color story and this one couldn’t be more different. It’s really interesting to see how ONE color changes an entire palette/look/vibe/style.
I love seeing an image with an unusual color palette. Unexpected color palettes are really what keep me inspired, which in turn keep me “going”. I enjoy putting together shades that aren’t typically seen and hopefully show others how they can incorporate said palette (if they’re into it). Without further ado, a great color story – sage green, dusty blue & salmon:
Salmon, dusty blue and sage. It’s muted, soft, a bit romantic. The palette feels very subdued. These colors can very easily feel dated (hello 90s) but when they don’t feel dated, this palette is such a breath of fresh air. Below I dissected each shade a bit further.
Sage green feels natural and organic. It’s very calming. It makes me laugh a little because I remember my high school having this color as an accent wall in most of the classrooms. I guess their intention was to make students feel calm, which in turn leads to productivity. I don’t remember it doing that, but it’s the thought that counts.
This space (above) however, DOES make me feel all around good. Those sage shades are soothing, no?
Zoe Ghertner | Unknown
While sage evokes a calm feeling, dusty blue makes me feel happy. It’s so soft yet sweet, It creates energy but in a non-obvious way. I’m a huge fan.
I love how this space pairs dusty blue (which is actually a cross between sage and dusty blue) with the rose headboard. The shades really work.
Unknown | Zara Zoo
Salmon brings the personality to this palette. Without it, it might be a little boring. Yes, salmon is still muted, but it still feels much brighter than sage and dusty blue. Also wanted to add that coral would have been all wrong though. It would have been TOO much and would have taken too much attention from the other two shades. The soft, muted salmon feels really complimentary to the palette.
Below are some great pieces in each color. The pieces are great alone, but when paired with pieces from the other shades, they all feel happily married. I probably wouldn’t mix the furniture pieces (ex: teal sofa with the salmon sofa) just to avoid taking it too far, BUT the sage elephant, blue pendant and salmon rug really feels right.
Sage, Dusty Blue & Salmon:
Salmon: Herringbone | Atomic | Favia
Does this palette inspire you in ways that make you go a little crazy? (in a good way..) It does for me…..