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In my shared home, my bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s my sleeping quarters, my dressing room, my screening room and my library. It’s the perfect place to have a quiet moment to myself, and for this reason I have spent quite a bit of time making it a fun, peaceful place to relax. The color scheme in your bedroom most definitely plays a part in how the room can make you feel. For this reason, I chose light gray, white and yellow for a soft, calming feel. Maybe you’re more of a bright orange or deep red kind of person. These bedrooms from Designers’ Portfolio prove that any color can make a huge impact – so choose wisely.

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Here at Design Happens, we clearly have watermelon on the brain. Last week, Allie showed you how to make the fruit into 5 adorable crafts, and Kayla based yesterday’s Moodboard Monday on a juicy melon hue. Today: Use watermelon’s bright colors as an inspiration for those kitchen cabinets! I mean, look how fantastic it looks in this Miami guest house:

Watermelon Inspired Kitchen Color Palette on HGTV Design Happens

Guest House Kitchen | Juicy Watermelon Slice

A small kitchen is the perfect place to try this bright, preppy palette. Painted kelly green cabinets take center stage, and the adorable pink knobs provide a whimsical touch. A neutral sink and backsplash help this kitchen from becoming oversaturated.

So, tell me your take: Would you dare to outfit your kitchen with a watermelon-inspired palette? I say, do it!

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We’re two days away from July 4th, so it’s no wonder I’m thinking about all-American colors this week along with fireworks and picnic fare. A red, white and blue palette is festive and patriotic for 4th of July table decor, and it works equally well when paired with rustic wood accents in a bedroom. Patterned fabrics and an array of red and blue hues keep this beach house space from feeling too matchy-matchy.

Patriotic Bedroom Color Palette

Bedroom | All-American Picnic Party

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I’m humming “Anchors Aweigh” as I write this post. After all, we’re well into boating season, and cool, nautical navy feels just right for summer. Even if you’re stuck on the shore, you can still anchor your bedroom with this summery color palette.

Interior and textile designer Caitlin Wilson swapped classic red for a coral hue in this bedroom, and graphic designer Hannes Beer did the same with this beautiful, vintage-inspired print. Splashes of aqua and celadon make this palette perfect for an ocean inspired bedroom…whether by the water or not.

Nautical Bedroom Color Palette

Nautical Bedroom | Anchor Print

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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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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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