Photo credit: Hymns & Verses
With America’s favorite holiday just around the corner this week, it’s the perfect time to look to our red, white and blue flag for some home decor inspiration. From front gates to living rooms to front stoops, fourth of July paint inspirations are everywhere.
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America the beautiful, are we right? We love this clean, all white living room with red, white and blue accents. This works because the living room is a blank canvas with a white washed floor, clean white walls and white rafters. The design pops because of the red leather chairs and flag accent pillows. Also, it looks like a comfortable place to cuddle up with a book after spending the day at the beach.
Photo credit: John Gruen for This Old House
And this winning color palette isn’t just for inside! If you’re searching for a great color scheme for the outside of your home, don’t forget about red, white and blue. We love this traditional home’s white accents and the the brick red front door. The key here is to opt for a bright blue paint instead of a darker, somber blue. And how fantastic is that garden? It’s timeless!
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Bower Power’s modern interpretation of our flag’s classic colors is a winning combination. Instead of navy, Bower Power went with a sophisticated sky blue and white molding. And those cherry chairs? Fantastic, right? She did a full rehab on them with a fresh coat of spray paint and new upholstery. These colors work because they’re offset with the white molding, white table and the dark brown tone in the wood floors and bench.
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Benjamin Moore knows the power of this classic color power combo! In their Williamsburg paint collection, the paint company picked Washington Blue for the walls and Cornwallis Red for the highboy. The Williamsburg collection is inspired by classic American stories and the American colors that weave through the history of our early days.
Photo credit: Keith Scott Morton for Country Living
For a beautiful traditional home and backyard, why not have an American flag gate? We love this take on the classic American symbol. This gate is easily accomplished with some red, white and blue paint and some wood cut into swizzles. Or, if you want help accomplishing this project, ask your pro contractor or painter for a hand!
So what do you think? Would you try America’s favorite color combo in your home? If you’re interested, check out paint palettes from Ralph Lauren and Benjamin Moore. If you’ve tried it, show us your photos!