Color Combo Obsession

  1. Bromeliad says:

    How about goldenrod?

    Since you are the queen of DIY, you could make your own suzani with any color combo from felt:

    • effortless says:

      Oh goldenrod. We are getting better. I don’t even eat mustard so everytime I say it/type it I get grossed out a bit. Totally obsessed with the color. I find myself designing with it, wearing it, just not eating it. 🙂

      DIY is a good idea. There a lot of great vintage finds on ebay. Just none in that color combo.

  2. um… YES PLEASE! my fave right now is a brighter version of your mustard – like a neon apricot. (i’m sure there’s an actual name for it… but neon apricot sounds good too, right? 🙂

  3. those are the colors in my living room, no joke!! And I was worried it was getting a bit too colorful! Glad I’m on track! 😉

  4. I think this might be one of my favorite things I’ve ever seen. Why is it so damn expensive??

  5. What about moody yellow? 🙂

    All of my favorite color combos have gray in them… very unique, I know. But mustard/goldenrod/neon apricot/moody yellow is in several rooms in my house and they look great with gray!

  6. Kate says:

    Love your blog! I have been following for a while, but this is my first comment. I have a big problem with orange and blue right now, but have also been gravitating toward bring green. I think it is the need for spring! You could change ‘mustard’ to ‘antique yellow’- it makes it sound very classy and seems like a good name for a muted color. Thanks for all your great inspirations!

  7. Karena says:

    I love this suzani!!

    It would go in my office/ den perfectly!! Deep Peacock walls, cream trim orange and yellow art.

    Art by Karena

  8. Love it! I love all those colors but have been struggling to think about how they could work together in a room but this gives me some new ideas.

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  10. Sara says:

    I love that mustard color, but I am totally boring and call it gold (on the walls in my living room)…totally love the goldenrod idea. I definitely like it with cream, tan, and turquoise, too. I have tended to put that combo with artichoke-ish green and/or more of a rust/brick red (also needs a new name!), but the magenta really in your pic seems to make it feel fresh :).

    I’m obsessed with green, orange, and turquoise…although that’s fading…I haven’t been hit with a new one for spring yet…

  11. I agree, my family room is BM Dark Mustard but I always call it butterscotch or caramel. Sounds so much better !

  12. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE this color combo… the jewel tones are always my favorites! And yes I agree, goldenrod is a great alternative to mustard =)

  13. This is so gorgeous!!! Absolutely love peacock blue and mustard together. I have been gravitating towards mustard hues, as of late.

  14. Appletree says:

    I actually love mustard. The color and the food. That suzani is making rethink my living room.

  15. Ha! I thought I was going to be so original suggesting goldenrod. I should know better. =>

  16. I would totally just use the word “Dijon” — it connotes the idea of the mustard color but it’s easily recognizable. However, I am currently stuck on mushroom/griege ….sorta late to the game for I dream of this color at night.

  17. Alena says:

    Such beautiful colors together. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  18. Jenny says:

    Oooh I love suzani too! But I hear you with the $$$ factor!

    Right now I’m obsessed with anything in the peacock pallet!

  19. Toile La La says:

    The hot pink, soft pink, aqua blue, and saffron look so energetic, playing against that linen background. And I think the white makes them pop even more. Thanks for sharing your cheerful suzani. I especially love the white snowflake-shapes that look child-crafted.

    Very imaginative to see everyone’s descriptions of the mustard color. All the names seemed appropriate.

    Color is such a personal subject and very evocative. The name saffron seemed better than my own option – Thai Gold, but Thai Gold is the term that first came to mind because I see that particular color when I dine in my favorite restaurant.

    My husband and I painted the shutters of a house with a mustard color that prompted such strong objection from conventional family members that we painted a bookcase with it, then altered the color for the shutters.

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