Published on August 4, 2016

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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

produced by ANNA KOCHARIAN

Shades of summer never fail to inspire us. And while we’ve spent the sunny season drinking in hues of the beach, nature, and seasonal farmer’s market offerings, today we’re taking our cues from sorbet, and its color-drenched contribution to our summer issue. Below, our ideas on pairings and purchases that can help you bring a bit of summer’s best (color) into your home. 

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rose + raspberry

Pink on pink comes in a refined palette with an elevated finish perfect for an interior setting. Set against a soft blush backdrop, a deep shade of raspberry establishes an inspired contrast atop the warmer tones.

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Rose Parade, Benjamin Moore

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Photography by NORWEGIAN STRUCTURE
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cool blues + peach

Saturated blues are paired with cool blushes reminiscent of a refreshing summer sorbet. The subtleties of the latter help accentuate the depth of the blues, bringing about an ocean-inspired aesthetic.

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Peach Rose, Behr

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Photography by CHRIS PATEY, COURTESY OF CONSORT DESIGN
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fuschia + mango

Think of this as the more mature version of a classic pink and yellow coupling. Inspired by the bold shades of summer staples, this color combo highlights the dynamic depth of mango and fuschia. The offbeat pairing proves to be an embodiment of the season, which we can’t resist bringing into our space. Granted its deep level of saturation, small doses – in the form of accessories or accents – is key.

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Mandarin Orange, Benjamin Moore

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peach + mint

This is one color combo not for the faint of heart. Subdued pastels in cool shades of sorbet bring about an eye-catching pairing of mint and peach. Delicate layers of blush coupled with mellow hints of yellow prove to elevate the overall blend.

Accentuate the warmth of a saturated peach with a refreshing splash of mint, letting one shade dominate the scope of the other.

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At Sea, Benjamin Moore

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Photography by ADAM BIRKAN
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blues + lilac

Misty versions of classic blues and pinks dominate this classic color combo. Taking cues from La Muralla Roja, a housing project situated in Spain, we’re in favor of incorporating clever pairings of these bright hues in the form of decorative accents.

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Due to the versatility of lilac, it is effortlessly simple to layer multiple shades of the color in one setting. Whether you choose to incorporate the color scheme on a table or within a broader range, such as the walls, filter in cool blue accents with soft blush notes.

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Twinkled Pink, Behr

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Photography by GREGORI CIVERA
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Photography by BRITTNI MEHLHOFF FOR PAPER & STITCH
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Photography by FIONA LYNCH
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Photography by HANNAH BLACKMORE
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