Today is week 4 for the Color My World Challenge.
Color My World Challenge is a series that a number of bloggers have been invited to participate in. But, not only have these bloggers been invited to participate, we will all be hosting a link party at the end so that readers can play along and share what they have added to their home.
In this series, you are challenged to add a new color to your home!
✓Examples of Navy in Decor – Tuesday, April 3rd
✓Using Navy in Decor – Tuesday, April 10th
✓Using Navy with Paint – Tuesday, April 17th
✓Using Navy with Fabric – Tuesday, April 24th
Show all three elements and say if you liked the color or not – Tuesday, May 1
Readers are also invited to post links to the color they added to their homes on May 1st. Those photos (and links to blogs) will appear on all 18 of the series participant blogs. Get your room ready!
How will I be using navy through fabric?
Besides the navy in the pillows, I plan to add navy via fabric on the windows. I talked about navy for my curtains in my family room here. And, showed these drawings of possibilities.
The problem with the stripes is that they are expensive to have made. Much more than just straight panels due to all of the extra sewing involved. So for now, we’ve decided against it though I do like the idea of having stripes.
My perameters? Fabric has to be $15/yd or less and hubby has to like it, so that narrows it down! Now, if I had my way, I’d choose a soft floral. But, believe me, he’ll have no part in a floral unless maybe it’s just on a small pillow. So, yep, gotta work with the “client.”
These are better, but the pattern, though approximated on here, may be too busy and compete with other things in the room.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you that I have already made curtains and hung them. Nope. I don’t claim to be wonder woman. haha. I’m still deciding on fabric. It’s a significant investment to me, so I want to take a few weeks, gather samples and make a decision that I’m confident about. Here are some that I’ve considered.
With the Duralee Dalesford Ikat fabric on the lower left, this is approximately what it’d look like.
It competes a bit with the pillows, huh? And, I’ve got an ikat rug in the next room, visible from here.
Or, how about a smaller scale fabric.
I’m leaning towards this one. It’s Cross-Section by Waverly.
The reason you should get samples is that you need to check scale to see how it’d look in the room and how well it plays with the other fabrics. Always vary the scale of prints.
Here it is from further away. My hubby is holding it up.
It seems to play well with the ceiling and the other pillows. I’ve ordered a yard of it just to be able to see a larger piece by the window. I’m giving myself another week to mull over it.
In case you are curious, here is the same fabric in gray, so more neutral.
And, the neutral gray ikat.
But, let’s be honest, we’re not neutral people. I do love to start with a neutral palette, but it’s time to layer in color. I mean, I can appreciate and even love a neutral room from afar, but I don’t think I could live in one.
So, stay tuned as we make our final decision. Still leaning towards something navy!
Which do you like best?
What color are you adding to your home?
Stop by and see how the other bloggers who are participating in this series are incorporating new colors into their homes.
Ange – The Blooming Hydrangea
Anna – A Newfound Treasure
Carmel – Our 5th House
Cassie – Primitive and Proper
Jadyn – Dutch.British.Love
Jessamie - Bird and Branch Redesign
Julia – Black Tag Diaries
Julia – Pawley’s Island Posh
Kristy – Hyphen Interiors
Lisa – Shine Your Light
Lisa – Trapped in North Jersey
Maury – Life on Mars
Shaunna – Perfectly Imperfect
Shelley – Crazy Wonderful
Suzy – Saved by Suzy
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Tiffany – Worthwhile Domicile
Vashti & Jamie – Like me Some…