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:: Because Sometimes You Just Need Color ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright and colorful coastal living roomColor is a fun and easy way to bring personal style to any space. Unlike creating a mood with tones, color allows you to break up a space to make bright and bold statements. You can decorate with a pre-designed color palette, choose colors based on your favorite pattern, use color to accent or even just use color for the sake of using color. Basically, you can do anything and everything design-wise with color.

People will say that there is a way to design with color and there is a way not to. They might say that you should use color vertically and start with darker colors and hues on the floor and slowly transition to lighter color and hues the closer you get to the ceiling. They might say start with the front door and entryway s0 that you can color your way through the house to keep the color palette cohesive and consistent. They might tell you to stay away from this color with that color or that color with this color.

Want to know the cold hard truth about designing with color? Do whatever you want.

Pick whatever color(s) you want and start designing. Make as much or as little visual noise as you want! Picture your home as a coloring book, just add the color and complete the picture. Seriously, it’s really not that hard and no color is wrong. The best part about using color is you can always take some of it away. Trying to pair bright orange pillows on a dark blue sofa? Maybe opt out for white or light yellows to compliment. It’s all about playing and experimenting to figure what you like and want.

You might not get it right the first time and that’s okay. It really is part of the fun. The mixing and matching is all part of the game we love to call design. It will help you grow and understand yourself as well as design. And if you absolutely can’t get it right that’s what we have the pros like the Tuvalu Home Design Team for. Give ’em a call if you want a beautifully designed space, we promise you want be disappointed!
Colorful coastal bedroom with bright decor Colorful coastal details Colorful coastal living room decorated in green Eclectic collection of bright coastal style and decor

:: Yellow Hues Are Stepping Up ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Great color palette really taking advantage of yellow huesYellow has been popping up in coastal decor lately and it’s timing is perfect! It has always been a staple color in coastal decor. It’s warm, welcoming and reminds us of summer. This time of the season, it’s also a staple color in fall decor. Fall is notorious for the changing leaves which produce bright, vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. The bright, sunshine yellows and dark mustards are coming out at the perfect time in decor this year. It’s a great hue for any coastal home any time of the year, but if you feel like getting festive with fall decor here’s your perfect hue. Take advantage of the range the hue offers and get to decorating! Check out what these designers have done with yellow hues and how they’re using them in these spaces!
Beauitful yellow painted walls to brighten up the space and pep up the decor Wonderful mix of colors and textures with a standout, deep mustard sofa Yellow accents in a coastal bedroomA fun, yellow exterior really boosts the coastal vibes of this home

:: Using Yellow Hues This Summer ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal bedroom decorated in the hue of yellowHave you added yellow to your home yet? It’s the official color of summer and it’s pretty obvious as to why. It’s bright, it’s fun and it still shines on those cloudy days. It’s no secret we’re fans of the yellow hues over here at Tuvalu and we aren’t shy about it.

Each day we get deeper and deeper into summer. We don’t know about you guys, but that makes us crave the sun and the outdoors even more as each day passes. Yellow hues not only bring the sunshine indoors, but they help put you into that summer mood. Imagine waking up to the cheery yellow tones that greet you with a summer smile in the morning. It’s time to add yellow to your home and give each space the hues of summer! Take a look at what some of these designers have done with the color and get your yellow on friends!
Coastal home with a fun yellow exterior Coastal kitchen with hint of yellow Coastal living room with yelllow decor accents Coastal vignette featuring yellow decor

:: A Walk On The Bright Side ::

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Tuesday Tips

Bright kitchen with yellow accented piecesThis spring try decorating with the color yellow! It’s bright and warm which gives a great spring welcome to any home or space. You can use major yellow pieces to give the room a punch of color or you can use a softer hue of yellow to paint the walls with to give the space a subtle boost of color. The color has a range that allows you to pick and choose how to use it.

Check out how some these designers have used yellow to in the spaces featured below. They use yellow paint, yellow fabrics and yellow accessories. No medium is immune to the bright and beautiful color!
Cottage style kitchen with yellow painted cabinets Airy coastal cottage kitchen with yellow painted walls and cabinets Coastal details in the living room with yellow color accents Yellow accent wall in a coastal living room Modern coastal living room with yellow accentsCoastal cottage with yellow design accents

:: Color, Color, Color! – Kitchens ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

House Beautiful recently asked their reader’s what their favorite color in each room is and they posted their findings in their September issue. Many of the color choices that are the favorites aren’t too surprising. One we weren’t necessarily shocked about, but surprised it beat out the competition was in the kitchen. Reader’s choice was yellow with white right behind it. We of course coming from our coastal roots won’t be the first to put yellow into the kitchen, but have nothing against it. We like yellow and support it, but of course we have to go with our whites and blues in the kitchen. No offense yellow, it’s a coastal thing. We’ve got some pictures form House Beautiful of some of their favorite yellow kitchens for you. Of course we couldn’t leave out some of our favorite white kitchens so we’ve got some of those for you too. Enjoy!







:: Coastal Bedrooms ::

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Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros

Today we’re looking at some beautiful bedrooms. The bedroom is arguably one of the best rooms in the house. We love the kitchen, mostly the food, and of course our family room, but the bedroom will always be at the top. We want to inspire you today with bedrooms we like and design aspects of the bedroom we like. We’re just going to get you warmed up for next week when we show you how to redo your bedroom Tuvalu style. So hopefully you’re still in your bed and getting cozy because we wish we were!

We are envious of this space. It makes us think of driftwood or being out at sea. The tall ceilings with the rustic wood posts shaping the headboard is stunning. Not only is the headboard lined with thick wood posts, but the ceiling is too! What a great and unique idea instead of the typical crown moulding. The side table/nightstand and the wood bench in front of the bed also make great accent pieces without pushing the rustic, wood feel over the top. This is Tuvalu love.

This bedroom feels so light and airy. It’s inviting and looks relaxing. It makes you want to run and jump into the bed and forget about your worries. We also enjoy the symmetry of the room with the night stands and the lamps really bringing that aspect to the room. The rug underneath the bed leading out to the chest is a great way to add a little extra detail to the room. We like that the rug compliments the room and doesn’t stand out or clash what-so-ever. Be careful when choosing a rug that will go underneath your bed. A few things to keep in mind is the amount of space you have, your color scheme and of course quality.

We love anything that hangs, especially beds. These beds are beautiful hanging beds. From the ropes to the pillows, we love it! We like the vertical stripes on the walls as well. It gives the room an even bigger, taller feeling with the already tall feeling that the hanging ropes gave.

This room is all about the color scheme – blue and white. There’s almost too much blue and white in this bedroom, but did you notice the little touches of red in the pillows and the bedding? When you’re trying to stick to a color scheme you want to make sure you don’t go over board. It’s really easy to go over board and when you realize it, it’s usually too late. Keep your color scheme in mind when you’re putting together your bedroom, but don’t forget to bring in another color that will compliment your scheme. That’s not to say that you can’t do a color scheme without going over board. It’s possible, just harder to do.

When it comes to coastal design we all think of beach cottages filled with whites, blues and neutrals; but not all of us have that taste. This room has more pop and brings an eclectic look to the room while still infusing coastal design elements. It brings together bright prints and patterns with accessories to match. Every style is up to your interpretation and that’s how design grows and evolves. Feel free to break the rules and let your true creativity come out.

:: A Fresh Start with Fresh Paint ::

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It’s a brand new year and you’re itching for a fresh look . Why not try a fresh coat of paint? These more unconventional paint ideas can bring some excitement into your for the new year.

Start small with a contrasting color on an exterior door.

yellow gray front door

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