Color Combo Obsession

  1. Bromeliad

    February 16th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    How about goldenrod?

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

  2. effortless

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    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.

  3. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    February 16th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    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? 🙂

  4. effortless

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love Neon apricot. Totally chic name. Totes better than mustard.

  5. Michelle @ Ten June

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    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! 😉

  6. Things That Sparkle

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

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

  7. Elisa @ What the Vita

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    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!

  8. Kate

    February 16th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    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!

  9. Karena

    February 16th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I love this suzani!!

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

    Art by Karena

  10. Zoe | A Quick Study

    February 16th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    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.

  11. Cassidy

    February 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm


  12. Sara

    February 16th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    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…

  13. Tammy@InStitches

    February 16th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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

  14. Stephanie

    February 17th, 2011 at 12:18 am

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

  15. Sadie + Stella

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:27 am

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

  16. Appletree

    February 17th, 2011 at 9:12 am

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

  17. Christine Schwalm Design

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:15 am

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

  18. CourtneyOutLoud

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    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.

  19. Alena

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Such beautiful colors together. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  20. Jenny

    March 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

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

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

  21. Toile La La

    October 18th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    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.

  22. Agnès

    November 15th, 2012 at 5:27 pm


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