Lusting After:: Warm & Cool

Hi friends!  

Last week's rattan chair painting debacle got me thinking.  Despite the fact that they are pretty beat up after over a decade with this crazy family, I DO like their warm tone.  I've been analyzing spaces in my house and in inspiration photos that have warm browns, and maybe it's the time of year, but I am feeling warm browns…..especially when paired with cool tones.

For example…..

warm brown, white, and cool grey.

{Velvet & Linen/Brooke Giannetti}

{Pottery Barn}

{original source unknown/found here}

warm brown and cool navy blue.


What do you think about warm & cool together?  Are you a fan of these color combinations?
I see some new projects on my horizon…..


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a huge fan of this look, too as evidenced by my dining room, master, and guest room! the combination of cool and warm is relaxing and inviting.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ps nice new header. :)

pam {simple details} said...

Absolutely!! And, you already have so many of the basics, I'm thinking it would be easy to accomplish in your home, don't you think? :)

Dana Frieling said...

Yes! Mixing makes a room happy in my opinion. I've always loved, loved the octopus image. It'd just wouldn't be the same without the brown chest of drawers.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I love the top image and the bottom image. I NEVER would have expected to like the first one, but then the wood gives it a whole new warm dimension!

Great ideas!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Yes! This look is so pretty! My mom has fairly dark stained kitchen cabinets and is re-doing everything else, but the stained wood is staying. Think I'll forward your post on to her...beautiful examples!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, I just noticed the header too. Cute!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think warm and cool make for a very balanced room! Particularly on board for wood and navy (right now). Hope you and your readers can stop by to enter my Novica giveaway for a $50 gift card!


Andrea said...

This is my favorite combo (pairing warm and cool colors together). That navy color sure is growing on me! Can't wait to see what you do.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

I love this so much, especially the brown + navy combo. Gorgeous.

Jenny said...

I love the warm brown and the navy blue - such a classic look. Has me itching to repaint my powder room in a funky indigo...

Calypso In The Country said...

I love all of those looks! I am dying to repaint somewhere in my house!...

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

I swear we share a brain. I swear. I have been really pondering on this lately-- and I see zero problem with the navy and the wood, but. . .

gray walls and warm things with them. Like warm carpet/rugs/hardwood? it confuses me. But everyone's doing it, right?

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

Love it! And I love the photos you showed--I think I have some o those pinned as well. I think your chairs would be beautiful with gray or navy--great idea!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love this combo - navy with warm wood tones is just so rich and beautiful!

classic • casual • home said...

Totally with you on this!

Nancy said...

I love it, especially the navy with wood tones! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!
xo Nancy

anna | Today I like Blog said...

I LOVE your first picture!! Not only because of the nice colors (I agree with you!) but also because of the huge sofa and the cushions... such a warm environment!
really nice blog, I'll be around!

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Privet and Holly said...

I LOVE this combo
and need to pin some
of your inspiration
pieces for my color
board. We have dark
cherry floors and white
trim, and I love the idea
of introducing some
cool tones to replace
the sage greens and
reds {yawn}. I also love
that PB pic as I used to
live in Glens Falls NY
as a kid and that is the
town on the sign!

xo Suzanne