Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ombre Love

I stumbled upon this photo via pinterest and have not been able to get it out of my mind. (original credit goes to this blog)



Isn't it fabulous? I'm torn about whether this will work outside of a kids space. Its definitely whimsical and I love that but it might be just a shade too fun for adult living.

This might be a fun piece to try for the shore bedroom. I just happen to have a hepplewhite like dresser currently in a garish reddish stain that is just dying for a makeover. But would a traditional piece look as good in this style as the more mod style of the dresser above?

Decisions, decisions. What do you think?

36 comments:

  1. oh my gosh.... i am in LOVE.  with that whole nook!

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  2. "Too fun for adult living"?!  What?!  If you think it's fun, you should do it!  We have paintings of cartoon characters and a dresser that's gray/blue with an avocado green top in our bedroom and I don't think it looks like a kids' room.  

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  3. whistlerpotpie10:57 AM

    The piece is beautiful. Special and soothing.  Go for it!

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  4. Never enough fun in living!  I say go for it, it's just paint you can always re-paint.  By the way, looking on young house love today, i saw this site for camera bags ... I remembered you were looking.  here 'tis:  http://www.kellymoorebag.com/

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  5. I love the idea of using this technique for your shore bedroom. It's fun and quirky and works perfectly with your sense of style!

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  6. Kelly@TearingUpHouses11:25 AM

    i think it could work even better for an adult space.  especially by the beach.  go for it!

    kelly

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  7. I love it!  You should definitely give it a shot.  The worse that could happen is that you have to repaint it.  I think it could totally work for a more traditional piece.

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  8. This is what Photoshop is for!

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  9. liz @ bon temps beignet12:24 PM

    ahhh! That picture has been on my pinterest for weeks now. I'm dying to try the ombre look on EVERYTHING. First, dresser drawers, then... my hair!

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  10. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings12:43 PM

    This could work with shades of any color!  I'd love it in a silvery plum ombre!  Love this idea!!

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  11. Gloria Feeley1:01 PM

    Wow, I swear I haven't seen this before, but I did a project just like this! See it here. It's in an "adult space" but I keep thinking it would be awesome in a future nursery. Besides, you could always paint it and if you seriously hate it, just paint it again!

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  12. Robyn @ Imperfect Nest2:07 PM

    I would totally do it.  It would look great in your beach house.

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  13. emilykate31302:34 PM

    Totally cute, and def think it could work in a bedroom for any age.

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  14. Ms_Bright3:39 PM

    I saw this the other day. I almost think it would be better on a trad piece. Esp for an adult space. It's gorgeous in the minty/seafoamy colors , but imagine how stunning in a tangerine-coral-poppy it would be?!

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  15. I love this, and I think you absolutely MUST do this for your shore bedroom!!!  In my opinion, there's no such thing as "too fun for adult living".  It seems that every time I find something that I love...fabric, photos, whatever...it's always labeled "nursery" or "child".  But I make it work, and I don't think my home looks like a kid's room.  I think every room needs (at least) one fun/whimsical piece!

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  16. Jessica Holland8:44 PM

    Loving it.  Such a great look. 

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  17. I fell in love with that dresser on Pinterest too.  I think that paint treatment could work in many applications.  It would be great in your shore bedroom, for sure, but would work in "regular" houses too.  Go for it!!

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  18. MrsLimestone10:12 PM

    Pretty!  Did you buy different color paints or use one color and tint it gradually?

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  19. First, that color palette is bea-u-tiful! I think it could totally work in your shore bedroom!

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  20. Megan {Honey We're Home}11:05 PM

    The shore bedroom would be a fun place to try it!  I'm hooked on Pinterest!

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  21. gemma@thesweetestdigs8:40 AM

    I saw this pic on pinterest and absolutely fell in love too! I think you should go for it. So beautiful and would be perfect for your shore house. 


    gemma@thesweetestdigs (www.thesweetestdigs.com)

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  22. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum}10:33 AM

    It's so fun and gorgeous...I think the color choice would be what dictates adult vs kid, more so than the ombrew part. do it!

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  23. I am absolutely in love with the idea of gradation of color.  It never ceases to amaze me how creative people can be.  You should totally try this.

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  24. Susan Ator12:03 PM

    Why should fun only exist in kid spaces? I think it would look great pretty much anywhere.

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  25. Gloria Feeley1:34 PM

     I should have put more thought into it, but I mixed the paint with acrylics on each one. So there was never a base color to begin with. It was painting chaos.
    I like the picture you posted a bit better because it looks like each color is a slightly different hue rather than just adding white to the original.

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  26. I absolutely love it and it would definitely work! Can't wait to see how it turns out if you decide to give it a try!

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  27. Our Humble A{Bowe}d12:34 PM

    I think it is fantastic and the concept could easily translate to other furniture types and styles.  And, I think it would look good in almost any setting.  If you're concerned about the color being too much fun for an adult space, try it in shades of grey!

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  28. Rochelle10:19 AM

    I've got about 6 shades of fun in my (adult) bedroom and couldn't be happier about it! I say go for it! 1.) It's all in how you decorate/incorporate it (which I'm sure you know) and 2.) You can always change it, repaint it, or use it elsewhere!

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  29. Something about this whole room is amazing (love the walls, too).

    I think this would totally work for an adult space... maybe with a piece of furniture that had less rounded corners to give it a less cartoon-y feel. 

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  30. wow! this is awesome! i think you could totally do it for adults. Shades of grey would look amazing!

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  31. I love this, you're going to have to try it and let us all know how it goes!

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  32. If you follow the link back from Pinterest, you'll see that she also does this twist on it.  The possibilities are endless for any color pallette.
    http://norskeinteriorblogger.blogspot.com/2011/05/loppedilla.html

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  34. LOVE! And I totally think it would work in an adult space. We all need more fun in our lives, don't we? :)

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  35. Superchycblog7:31 PM

    I have this photo pinned and love me some ombre! Maybe there is a way to blend the fading a little smoother than would make it look a little more sophisticated.

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  36. Deneen at Dreamingincolor10:26 AM

    Love this! I will have to try it! I am a new follower! Would love for you to visit!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

     

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