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It’s summer, and it’s hot. That’s all the reason I need to reach for the ice cream. Kayla, I see your popsicles and raise you this peach-covered ice cream terrine. (Make one for your next dinner party!) Aside from its deliciousness, I love looking at this dessert: the vibrant orange peaches, the bright-green mint and the warm-hued vanilla ice cream.

Orange and Green Kids Room Color Palette

Ice Cream Terrine With PeachesOrange + Green Kids’ Room

This delicious, bright palette is perfect for a kids’ room without being either too girly or too masculine. Melissa Esplin created this bedroom (on a $0 budget, no less) as a shared space for her baby boy and young daughter. Isn’t it so cheerful? I especially like the Dachshund lamp. And while the bright colors are kid-friendly, they’re universal enough that your child will still love them long after they transition to a big-kid bed.

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Everywhere I look, I’m seeing beautiful, watery blues. Last week, I revealed our agua-inspired Color of the Month, Paradise Blue. Yesterday, I spotted this cerulean blue moodboard over on Camille Styles. Isn’t it like a beach vacation for your eyeballs? Then today, I spied this crazy-beautiful dining room at housetohome:

Monaco Blue Dining Room Color Palette

Mediterranean Sea From MonacoMonaco Blue Dining Room

This room would fit right into my Monaco Blue Pinterest board: The deep blue pendant light and modern plastic chairs have the same reflective quality that’s so appealing in the deep blue sea. A striped rug brings even more blue hues into this cool dining nook.

What do you think: Is there too much blue in this monochromatic space, or are you ready to grab a paintbrush?

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I’m not the best at helping plants to thrive (hey — I’m working on it!), but that doesn’t mean I don’t dream of having a potting shed. I mean, just look at this one from HGTVGardens reader Barbara Stanley:

Potting Shed Color Palette on HGTV's Design Happens

Potting ShedSpring Outfit

With veggies and flowers likely off to a good start, consider adding some color to ye old potting shed or potting bench. Barbara was inspired by the cherry blossoms outside her garden getaway, but your inspiration could come from anywhere — a favorite spring outfit, your exterior trim or even our color of the month (Paradise Blue!). Will a colorful potting shed make me a better gardener? I say yes — and it’s sure to help you out, too.

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If you’ve been following along with Tuesday Huesday from the beginning, you’ve likely seen some trends emerge in my color pairings. You may have noticed I love bright colors, and also that I’m slightly obsessed with oh-so-soothing Caribbean blue. So it’s no wonder that I’m considering this bright blue color palette for my kitchen:

Blue and Orange Kitchen Color Palette

Modern Kitchen :: Apricot Panna Cotta

It’s a slightly more muted version of this beach-inspired color palette I featured back in February. I love how a small orange accent provides a bright focal point in both the modern kitchen and this apricot-honey panna cotta. What do you think — should I order the tile already?

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I’m kind of obsessed with all things 1950s: houses, furniture, dishware (this is my dream collection!) and even motels. Some might prefer shiny new hotels, but to me there’s nothing cooler than a well-kept time capsule along the side of the highway. This atomic-era motel caught photographer Paul Vanzella’s eye, and the amazing combination of pink and aqua caught mine, too. (The pink Cadillac doesn’t hurt.)

A slightly more muted version of this palette takes on a sophisticated tone in this living room created by Portuguese designer Maria Barros (spotted via House of Turquoise.)  I especially like the way Barros used bright orange accents to add a little bit of vibrancy to this easy-on-the-eyes room.

Coral and Aqua Living Room Color Palette - Tuesday Huesday on HGTV's Design Happens

1950s Motel :: Aqua + Coral Living Room

What do you think? Would you try this color combo at home?

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Since I’m fresh from the uber-inspiring showrooms at High Point Furniture Market, I thought I’d bring you a taste of the up-and-coming colors I spotted there in lieu of your regularly-scheduled Tuesday Huesday (Just call today’s “Wednesday Huesday.”)

Unexpected pops of color were everywhere at this market, from painted bookcase backs to pops of green inside gold pendants. I saw plenty of Pantone’s color of the year, emerald, along with many bright orange accent pieces and purple furnishings. But the color combo I kept seeing again and again? A true blue (think: cobalt) with a bright spring green and a touch of gold, seen here (clockwise from top left) at the Taylor Burke Home, J Douglas and HGTV HOME showrooms.

Blue and Green Color Palettes and High Point Furniture Market

What do you think of this on-trend color combination?

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Mother’s Day is almost here, and we’ve been scheming up gift ideas here at HGTV.com for months now. One of my favorites? This drop-dead gorgeous lilac bouquet.  The lilacs and French lavender pair perfectly with the bright-green lady’s mantle, and the vintage pitcher makes it sweet and classic. (Like my mom!) But don’t confine apple green and lavender to a vase: the combination looks just as fresh in this little girl’s room designed by Jennifer Duneier.

Liliac and Apple Green Girl's Room Color Palette - HGTV Design Happens
Girl’s Bedroom :: Lilac Flower Arrangement

Whether for mothers or daughters, this classic combo has serious staying power. Have you tried it in your home?

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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

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If we were playing a word association game about patterns, “picnic” would be the first thing I’d pair with “red gingham.” (Closely followed by “vintage apron.”) There’s something incredibly homey about the pattern, which this sweet found object collage by Mandy Lynne Design captures so well.

I’d never considered taking the pattern from picnic table to focal point until I saw this amazing living room. It takes the gingham wallpaper often associated with, say, ’80s country decor and ornamental chickens squarely into this century by pairing it with eclectic accents like the hand-carved mantel and original artwork. The incredible floral rug makes the perfect visual counterpoint.

Red, Mint + Teal Vintage Living Room Color Palette - Tuesday Huesday on Design Happens

Vintage Fabric Collage :: Gingham + Floral Living Room

What say you: Would you feel at home with the plaid and floral combination?

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This photo by Tamar of Nest Pretty Things perfectly sums up my mood today: I’m ready to spend the afternoon in the sun, if it wasn’t for the layer of late-breaking snow. Sigh. Decor-wise, this living room from Society Social’s magalog evokes the same feeling. The polka-dotted pillows and fun flamingo wallpaper bring springy vibrancy into the space, while the faux fur keeps the room cozy enough for (yet another) cold night.

Orange and Pink Living Room Color Palette

Orange and Pink Living Room :: Flowers in the Snow

As you might have guessed, I’m not too happy with Punxsutawney Phil (or rather, his handler.). What colors are helping you endure this latest cold snap?

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