Archives for category: color

Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

Lately we’ve been noticing these unusual but eye-catching exteriors around the web — homes that are eschewing the standard whites and neutrals that are often chosen for the outside of a home and instead are boldly going black, or near-black. Check out some of these wonderful structures that have succeeded in making a statement with their exteriors:

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This storage container home accents it’s crisp charcoal exterior with natural wood. We love the clean lines and the open upper floor.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This cabin keeps the dark exterior from feeling oppressive with it’s gorgeous glassy design and we love the fun circular window along the side of the upper floor. This angular cabin really stands out in its lush location.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minimalist but cozy, this simple black standalone guest house stands out in stark contrast to it’s surroundings.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
What an unexpected twist on the traditional farmhouse! The clean white trim adds an extra punch to this Icelandic home.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Another modern cabin with a dark but warm wood color. We love how the light catches the lighter wood in the ceiling and the porch and brightens the place up from within!

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Big, bold, and beautiful, this tall, angular multi-story home looks inviting with it’s enormous windows and outdoor areas!

Let’s celebrate spring with beautiful floral additions to beautiful spaces! Flowers and floral prints can be incorporated into interior design and home decor in tons of different ways, here are some of our favorites:

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Floral prints can make an great springtime addition to any living room! These framed prints work wonderfully against the neutral colors of the walls and sofa, and would be super easy to swap out if you ever needed a change!

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These floral curtains add some bright, cheerful flair to this colorful living room. The somewhat translucent material still allows for plenty of light to enter the space, too!

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Floral prints can look wonderful on darker fabrics, too! This sofa adds some subtle floral flair to this eclectic living room.

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POW! This floral wallpaper, combined with some framed flower art AND a flowery chair makes for a bold little workspace.

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We love this cheerful little DIY kitchen addition! What a great project to spruce up your shelves.

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Bring spring into your bedroom! This colorful duvet from Urban Outfitters could transform your bedroom into a cheerful spring haven.

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Have April showers brought you May babies? This floral nursery is a warm and cozy way to welcome a new baby home!

Today, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the approaching Spring season with some gorgeous interiors full of beautiful greenery!

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We are totally envious of this beautiful little workspace! Nothing like some thriving plants to kick start your productivity.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Greenery in the dining area! We love the fun touches of green added with the overhead light and the painted chair.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This eclectic dining room is so much fun, with green walls, hanging plants, and little splashes of vibrant color!

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love with wild living bathroom wall! That’s definitely a conversation starter.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
House plants can be a wonderful addition to a sunny little corner in your living room.

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can turn your living room into a jungle of cacti and big house plants!

 

Green with Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or you can add a more subtle touch of green with a sweet little terrarium or two!

 

When we hear “monochromatic” we often think “gray scale” — but that’s not always the case! Check out these seven different spaces, and the fun and unique ways they harness the gradient of a single color to create an impact:

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Okay, well this room may incorporate some white into the palette, but against that clean backdrop, the varying tones of red create a vibrant and warm energy.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This pink living room may not be for the faint of heart, but it is certainly vibrant and has a kind of energetic and luxurious feel!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more soothing pink hued monochrome, take a cue from Martha Stewart’s peach living room!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
This funky kitchen plays with color by simultaneously matching and mismatching different blues.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
The blues in this bedroom are used more evenly, which creates a soft, calming effect.

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minty walls, couches and floors, augmented with a teensy bit of warm yellow-golds!

7 Superb Monochromatic Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the retro vibes of this immersive emerald sitting room.

In 2014, Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year, and while the lilac-y tone was fun and bright, we are excited to see more of the 2015 Pantone color — Marsala. Marsala is a warm, rustic brown-hued red that has a versatile and timeless feel that goes great in just about any space. Here are a few fun finds:

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Marsala plays well with others! In this living room, the earthy reds of the couch and rug are the perfect compliment to the blue and gold elements.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
It also looks great against this sophisticated white palate — you can find hints of Marsala in tons of gorgeous oriental rugs we have here in the showroom!

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
Marsala can be a vibrant accent wall that adds some POP without being overbearing.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
And it can also work as a more subtle splash of color, as with this striped throw.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the way this deep red tub livens up this bathroom.

Marsala Spaces via Abbey Carpet of SF
A color that evokes so much spice and richness goes perfectly in the kitchen, too!

Summer is in full swing, and we’ve been admiring bright open spaces that harness natural light! Here are some favorites:


Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
What’s more inviting than a bright entryway? These bright white walls enhance all the gorgeous light coming through the front door.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Wake up feeling refreshed with simple white linens, some a fluffy white rug and some wonderful translucent curtains that all harness the morning rays!

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Clean white cabinets make this kitchen feel open and inviting.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Let the light into your dining area! The greenery both outdoor and in make the space feel fresh.

Let in the Light via Abbey Carpet of SF
Who doesn’t love a claw foot tub? This simple white bathroom let’s the charm of the tub and farmhouse sink speak for themselves and makes for a cozy, light-filled space.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and Spring is only just around the corner — what better color to celebrate than green?

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spacious kitchen is fully in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with both green AND gold accents!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Green can make for a great wall color, as with these paneled walls.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
We’d love to curl up with a book in this minty nook!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Green can also make an eye catching accent, as with this gorgeous sofa.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the splash of green in this whimsical children’s room.

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
And these velvet green dining room chairs!

Green Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Of course you can always introduce a little green into your space by adding houseplants!

We’ve been noticing subtle little glints of copper in some gorgeous interiors. Here are some faves:

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Bright copper accents against dark dining room walls.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Copper and soft pink make for a warm and inviting bedroom.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Simple little copper light fixtures against gray.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
This copper shower faucet adds a little modern flair to this industrial looking bathroom.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Cheery copper pots and pans in a colorful kitchen.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
In this kitchen, the pots are even hung from copper pipes that match the sink and lighting accents!

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
This sweet little copper terrarium was too cute not to include.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here another instance of soft pink and copper working wonderfully together.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Some absolutely gorgeous pendant lights.

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love these unique copper stairs!

Crushing on Copper via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s a bold use of copper; an entirely copper plated building!

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Radiant Orchid

Pantone has announced the new color of the year, Radiant Orchid, a versatile lilac-y purple. From bright and feminine to deep and royal, Radiant Orchid is making it’s way into our homes. Check out these gorgeous uses of the 2014 color of the year:

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A rustic and eye catching door!

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Two different Radiant Orchid tones layered in this bright kitchen. We love the muted purple-gray wall color!

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
It also looks gorgeous as a bold accent against a  more subtle palette.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Loving these deep orange red tones against the paler purple.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
It makes for a great dark couch color.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
As well as a soothing bedroom color, especially against these grays.

Radiant Orchid Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A sweet children’s bedroom color, too.

So what do you think? Will you be utilizing the color of the year in your home or wardrobe?