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A Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon

08.08.16

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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:

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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:

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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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.

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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This space (above) however, DOES make me feel all around good.  Those sage shades are soothing, no?

Dusty Blue:

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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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.

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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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.

Salmon:

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

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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.

Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon | Claire Brody Designs

Daniel Heckschier

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:

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Sage Green: Savannah | Havana | Rosenberg

Dusty Blue: Original | Empress | Tasseled

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…..

xo,

Claire

(Header image sources – Row 1: Justina Blakeney | Janneke Storm | Daniel Heckscher Row 2: Sarah Hannam | Klorofyll | Original Source Unknown Row 3: Gramercy Park Hotel | Lauren Fair | Bridal Musings)

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4 comments on “A Color Story: Sage Green, Dusty Blue & Salmon”

  1. I love seeing different colors put together. It keeps rooms looking unique. Fun post Claire!

  2. Discovered your blog today, have spent hours reading, going to your Instagram feed, following links. Love these colors together – semi tropical vibe that feels warm. Good job!

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