Color Crush – Claret Rose

Howdy Do!!  How is everyone today?!

I am in good spirits, ready for a swim day today with the family…. at least that’s how I feel now.  Swim days are always super fun, but draining.  Even the kids crash out by 6:30 and then it’s Date Night!  Well, that’s what our date nights look like these days – a passed out kid snoring on the couch (probably drooling on my hard work!), Ed and I laughing through our exhaustion over the antics of these boys, maybe getting an hour to watch WHATEVER WE WANT!!  True Happiness, folks.

Enough gabbering on…

I recently pulled out a page of HGTV magazine showing a mudroom done in Benjamin Moore’s Claret Rose.


It’s not a red, not a pink, not an orange… It’s really a mix of all three.  And I think it would go great with all the ethnic prints and tribals going on these days.  Are you questioning me now? Is it kinda starting to grow on you… a little…??


Punchin’ up that White!  This room would be such a yawn without it.


Dare to go there?  Or here?  Or you know what I’m trying to say!

red-livingroom red-den

Please note the grey ceiling… keeps it from being too much.  And the white trim is necessary to break it all up… or else ya might get a cavity.

This is a happy room.  Yes?


This is a happening bar.  Yes?

I myself would probably go more like this…


The lucite pieces are Johnathan Adler, the Kilim is currently listed for sale on eBay, the stool is originally from Africa and is vintage, the art piece is made for you and is only $30 on Etsy by MyRoots (it’s a map of your home country!!), the console was custom made and the lamp is a mid century laurel chrome dome (which you can find on 1stdibs, eBay, flea markets).

I’d use Claret Rose on all the walls (’cause I’m bold like that) and then add punches of navy to ground the color, with a range of textures for playfulness (like the rough wood, patterned rug, and trimmed drapes).  Then, to add glamour, the lucite and shiny stuff- Classic, pretty and a welcome that says, I got IT going on.

Do you have any color crushes??  Any new fun color combinations??

Have a great weekend!  XOXO!


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