Monday, May 21, 2012

Color Inspiration: Violets & Tangerines

It seems like purple is turning up every where I look. Interiors, fashion, art. Here's a few inspiring images I found on line. I'm not normally a "purple person" but these purples are so lovely and sophisticated I could easily see using them in my own home and wardrobe.

Thomas Hamel via Pinterest

 From Sotheby's International Realty via

I especially love the rosy purple couch in the first living room so I was delighted to find we make a glaze in just that color! 

Image via Pinterest

These P&L 1" hexagon rosettes would be the perfect floor for this bathroom!

Story boards in our showroom help to show how different materials and colors combine. This one showcases some of the purples and grays available in our line.

These lacy patterned tiles use a lovely shade of purple. 
From Dustjacketattic's tumbler
Tangerine Tango was Pantone's color of the year and it's popping up plenty too, occasionally right along side the violets!
Image via Pinterest

The Tory Burch Showroom in NYC combines orange walls with violet accents.

Tory Burch via Pinterest

I asked our glaze-making department if they could make me a Tangerine Tango glaze to match this Pantone color and Voila!  Our custom color matching abilities are pretty terrific. 

Image from Lonny via Pinterest
The bright orange wall in this living room looks terrific with this bright blue couch.  In the image below  they matched a beautiful orange damask pattern with a softer blue gray background.
Image from Design Sponge
 The dark trim reads like a tailored piping on these bold orange walls.
Image from Martha Stewart
We have lots of oranges in our glossy glaze line, and all of our shapes and sizes are available in them. 

P&L 1x4 Herringbone Chevron

P&L 1x1 mosaics

Fantastic orange triangle tiles from Ivette Soler's yard via

Mission Tile West has some great oranges too. This concept board  is form their Retro Revival line. Their tile is available in Portland, OR through the Pratt & Larson showroom .

Mission Tile West

Jewel-tones are all the rage these days and these purples and oranges are just a few examples of some of the bold choices people are making with color.  Would you use these colors or are these colors or do you think they are just too much? Next color blog - Pinks and Turquoise?!