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The bold color palette of Saguaro Palm Springs is the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, of New York-based Stamberg Aferiat Architecture. The property has been infused with hues that reflect the indigenous flowers of the Southwestern desert.

This photo is pretty Pin-worthy, don’t you think?

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Colorful Saguaro Hotel of Palm Springs

The Saguaro Hotel on E. Palm Canyon Dr.

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Here at D-Happ headquarters, we’ve skipped straight from winter coat weather to strappy sandal season. Now that the breeze is more balmy than bitter cold, it’s time to dust off that picnic table and dine outdoors.

I love how this sweet table setting’s raspberry, sky blue and fuchsia palette creates a sweet, old-fashioned vibe. This might be the same color combo that graces many a little girls’ room, but the fuchsia accents make it decidedly adult. Don’t you just want to linger at the table? (In between bike rides, of course.)

Raspberry Pink and Blue Color Table Setting Color Palette

Table Setting :: Vintage Bicycles

Get more color palette inspiration from our previous Tuesday Huesday posts.

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Carrot cake is one of my favorite spring desserts — it’s comforting, homey and just a little bit spicy. (Also, there is cream cheese frosting.)  This Moroccan-inspired bathroom’s palette is like the design equivalent of the beloved cake: It not only matches the warm, neutral tones, but the worldly accent pieces, modern geometric tile and striped curtains add just enough spice to this mostly-neutral space.

Orange and Cream Bathroom Color Palette: Tuesday Huesday on HGTV's Design Happens

Moroccan Bathroom :: Carrot Cake

I think I will have one of each: one inviting bathroom, one slice of cake. How about you?

Get more color palette inspiration from our previous Tuesday Huesday posts.

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This month, Google lifted the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers. These facilities are typically shrouded in secrecy because they are the brains behind tech companies.

The company has been working on building its data centers for over 10 years. Google’s centers take advantage of renewable energy and are environmentally friendly.

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It looks like a child’s playground, doesn’t it?

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Choosing the right paint color can be agonizing. Right now, there’s a surge of HGTV.com readers who are searching for the perfect hues.

Mixing Paint Colors and Patterns, From HGTV Magazine

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Designer Tyler Wisler says, “Oh, the right paint color can really transform a room! It can intentionally make a space have a cool and slick feeling, or cozy it up in a few strokes of a saturated roller.”

He says, “I think the colors that have underlying tones of grey are just perfect for the trends happening right now. A great one that has a slight bit of warmth is Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Color-Storm AF-700. Another favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Color-Wisteria AF-585, which has a tint of lavender in it. It’s a tone that is surprisingly gender neutral, and provides a great backdrop for so many color combinations when accessorizing.”

He then says, “One of my go-to colors is sort of not even a color… Benjamin Moore’s Black Chalkboard paint is the best non-color to really set off a room! When applied it reads a dark charcoal hue, making anything surrounding it just POP! I just used the chalkboard paint for a makeover show, George to the Rescue. The results were spectacular!”
Gorgeous grey paint color, room designed by Tyler Wisler
Sound like fun? Check out 30 creative ways to use chalkboard paint around the house or just buy a few chalkboard decals.
Turn a plain piece of wood into a whimsical DIY headboard with chalkboard paint and a handmade stencil, like this one designer Maureen Toribio created.
If you’re looking for a new paint color, try not to agonize. Even if you do, sometimes it pays to be indecisive. You can use your leftover mini paint jar samples for a DIY project. Check out 8 ideas from HGTV Magazine.

What changes are you looking to make around the house? Let us know…or just keep clicking.

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Fall is the perfect time of the year to embark on easy home decorating projects you may have been putting off for the past few months. Let’s be honest, who wants to paint or remodel the inside of a house during a 100-degree scorching summer? Now that the weather is crisp and cool, open the windows and give your home’s interior the easiest transformation – with paint!

Leading paint company Benjamin Moore provides products to get the job done both inside and out. Their Aura paint with Color Lock technology prevents paint colors from rubbing off or fading over time. Color pigments and waterborne resins are bonded together throughout the paint rather than just on the surface, producing a richer and more striking color. Plus, the Aura paint provides instant durability by resisting surface stains and looking freshly-painted for years. And guess what? You’re not limited to a color selection. The Aura paint is available in the entire Benjamin Moore color collection, consisting of more than 3,400 stunning hues. So, let’s start shopping for paint colors, shall we?

I pulled out some of my favorite seasonal-inspired Benjamin Moore paint palettes to celebrate the beginning of fall. They’re not the traditional pumpkin-orange, chocolate-brown and marigold you’re used to seeing. I’m looking at the trendy hues of fall 2012 — raspberry, charcoal, plum, peacock blue and chartreuse.

Benjamin Moore Aura Paint

Warm, Balanced Kitchen: A rich color like firenze is perfect for rooms with white accents and architectural details, like this traditional kitchen. A palette of orange with lavender accents is naturally evocative of fall and perfect to create a warm and homey feel year-round.

Benjamin Moore Aura Paint

Elegant, Urban Living Room: A deep purple, that almost borders on gray, is one of the hottest hues of the season, especially when paired with soft pastels like cream and blush.

Benjamin Moore Aura Paint

Dramatic Dining Room: Nothing says elegance quite like a mix of rich royal blue and coppery gold. In this dining room the blue anchors the room, while the gold serves as a striking accent.

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It’s been quite a summer, color-wise. We started things off with wild and crazy Neon, then we toned it down with beachy Driftwood Grey. Now here we are in August, and the temperatures are climbing. After weeks of blue skies and candy colored sundresses, my eyes are craving a break. Something cool and crisp that feels effortlessly classic and perfectly modern all at once. That’s right, for August we are all about the color white.

Color of the Month - White (Alvhem Interiors)

photo: Alvhem Interiors

After an intense debate, Grant was voted this month’s winner among the color team with his clever “White: Yes, it’s happening.” Pinterest board. Grant came in ready to defend this colorless color, but in the end we didn’t take much convincing. White is everywhere right now, from floors to furniture. White works with traditional styles, as seen in the lovely Scandinavian breakfast nook above, and with super modern styles like the pod chairs and lacquered floor below.

Color of the Month - White (Richard Powers)

photo: Richard Powers

So what say you, eagle-eyed Design Happens readers? Do you dare to decorate with white?

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