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COLOR: The Color Combos of Radiant Republic | Chedva | May 10, 2012

Hey, remember our color combo series? Well, it turns out it’s one of your favorite features here (mine too!) so, without further ado, I give you the color combos of Erika Johnson, otherwise known as the blogger extraordinaire behind the beautiful (and highly-addictive) blog, Radiant Republic. I highly recommend you check out Erika’s blog, as well as her guest appearances on Rue’s latest and greatest issue, Joyus and vmacandcheese, but first – let’s get into the colors!

Living near the beach, I feel a strong connection to the ocean.  The tranquility of winter walks on the sand juxtaposed by crowded, jubilant summer months on the ocean evoke a feeling of magic that I like to convey in my home.  The colors of the sun and ocean translate to a crisp, preppy navy contrasted by bright, exuberant orange.

orange and navy

I throw caution to the wind when mixing patterns and collect interesting, mismatched pieces that add to the eclecticism of a room.  As a New Englander, navy stripes are often a room’s staple. To set a room apart, an unexpected punch of orange warms the palette of the room and softens the nautical tone.  Even a floral arrangement can add an eye-catching pop!

preppy living room

The pairing of navy and orange is more than a fabulous palette for interior design.  These shades will also be prominent hues in my upcoming Cape Cod wedding!

{All photos:  Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Style At Home}

Thank you so much, Erika! I must say I wouldn’t usually decorate with orange, but this may have changed my mind! What about you, friends? Are orange and navy colors you use in your decor?

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5 comments to the post

  1. […] also honored to be a guest on Chedva‘s blog, Rooms & Words.  Do you know Chedva?  She is a design journalist and writes an […]

  2. Krista says:

    Such a fresh color combo – navy & orange. Love it! Erika has got it going on!
    p.s. My whole living room is based off of an orange textile that I fell in love with. Orange = very, very good (and slightly different) interiors!

  3. I love Erika’s color combos- so fun!!

  4. […] our family, my husband’s ‘block’ is color. And patterns. Oh, and contemporary lighting. And mine is really weird: it’s making holes in […]

  5. Cat McQuade says:

    Hi my name is Catherine and I just have to ask where you found the bedding and pillows for the orange and blue bedroom that you put together. I am absolutely obsessed and have been looking all over to try to replicate the room you put together. I am a huge fan and I would just absolutely love it if you could get back to me on where to find all the beddin that you used!!

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