color inspiration: champagne, dusty rose and stormy seas

photo via f5,6

Although our home is very bright (I'm a white paint lover) I've always been drawn to the dark and stormy colors. You know, the deep plums, the wrought iron grays, the pipe smoke blacks- they always feel more soulful to me than cheerful yellows, hot pinks, etc. So when I saw this photograph, it took my breath away. It's dark without being overwhelming, has just enough glamour (thanks to the sequins and fabrics) and yet still feels playful because of the various party dresses. Maybe one day (when we have a house that we're allowed to paint all dark and mysterious) I'll try this in a bedroom or a powder room.