How To Create A Cohesive Color Pallet In Your Space

Creating a color pallet that feels both cohesive and unique can be difficult for some, but there is an easy way to design your color style using one simple guide– a favorite pattern you love!

When decorating your room, start with a pattern made up of 3-5 colors. These colors will make up your color pallet for the rest of your room. The easiest way to bring pattern into your space is by selecting a throw pillow you adore.

Once you’ve found the perfect patterned pillow, lay out the colors within the design to finalize your pallet.

As a visual reference, we have selected the Vista Pillow, by bunglo, styled by Hakuna Haus.

Color Pallet From Pattern

Now you have the pallet, so what’s next?

The hard part is over!! Since your colors are now locked in, you can simply select furniture and decor pieces in those colors. Don’t worry, the colors do not have to be exact! As long as you stick to similar tones, your pallet will feel cohesive throughout. A little variation in tone can bring a new dimension to your space.

Insider Hint…

Do you want the exact colors in your pillow as paint for your walls/murals? You can bring your physical pillow to the store to get an exact color match! You can also do this to help choose while shopping different furniture & decor options.

Pattern Color Guide

In the image above, you can see a layout of the color guide derived from the pillow pattern.

🌿Green– The plant decor features a natural tone of green, also found in the pillow.

🌼Yellow–The yellow/mustard tone is represented in the drum coffee tables.

🌊Blue– The navy/teal tones are creatively utilized in the wall mural.

🐚Gray– To hold all of these bold tones together, the sofa is a neutral gray.

Along with the Vista Pillow, the rug features navy, yellow and gray acting as another great decor piece to help tie everything together.

Color Pallet From Pattern
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When looking at all of these pieces separately, you may feel confused or lost, but with the throw pillow tying them together the space feels cohesive! How easy is that? Next time you are looking to curate a space with a colorful pallet, turn to patterns–they act as a pre-made color guide, specially made for you!

Insider Hint…

Bunglo offers a styling service if you get stuck with your pattern, and also has over 500 hand painted patterns to choose from. Plus, you can shop by color on their home page to make your color selections extra easy!

Color Pallet From Pattern Interior Design
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We hope this helps to diminish the color pallet stress and enlightens your home through colors that bring you a positive energy!

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Color Therapy: Orange For Fall

Autumn is officially here! What better way to change up your space than to flow with the seasons– and utilize color therapy in your home!? If you’re wanting to bring fall tones into your space, incorporating orange is a great way to start!

Orange For Fall
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Not only is Halloween a major focal point of October, but the backdrops of color changing leaves and chilly days makes this month a cozy, intimate time! Orange is a color that is found in all things fall, which is great news, because tones of orange will bring a boost of energy and feelings of gratitude.

Orange For Fall
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Incorporating orange in your home, whether it be in your pillows, curtains or simply a rug, will provide your space with a fresh feeling of creative energy and an aura of thanks and excitement. Orange is also a common color in sunsets and rises, which bring in good energy and intense beauty.

Orange For Fall
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Fall nights are all about entertaining, so think of brining orange tones onto your tabletop. This can be as simple as creating a fall bouquet with orange blooms or even setting the table with napkins featuring patterns in orange.

Orange For Fall
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Think burnt orange, light orange, tangerine and rusty tones! These deep colors look great styled with bright yellows or vintage mustard tones. For a modern fall feeling incorporate browns and sands to ground the deep pallet. For a rich feeling, navy blues and indigo patterns pair nicely with terracotta toned orange!

Are you ready to bring warmth into your home this fall with tones of orange?! Show us how you style with orange– tag us on instagram (@thebunglo)!!

Sandy Peach Tones For A Desert Design

Desert Design
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Looking for an escape?

Envision colors of the peachy sunset dusting the dry sand and meeting the prickly cactus bodies. Utilizing colors you see in your dream location can bring you a mental escape in your own home.

Peach tones and sandy hues will come together to bring in a vast desert landscape. Think Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, Sedona, Tucson and many other beautiful desert scenes.Use this peachy sand color therapy to bring the desert to your home.

Desert Design
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Desert Design
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Peach Tones For Fall

Peach tones aren’t just for the summer! Peach is actually an incredible transition color into the fall months. This color brings in feelings of peace and friendship. Warmth radiates from any pigment of peach and will keep your space fresh in the cooler, darker months. Feeling peachy yet? We love this cheeky color and hope to see lots of it this fall season– check out these peachy home spaces for inspiration.

Peach Tones For Fall
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Adding a Touch of Color to Your Space

Colors change the essence of the environment.

With a bright white or neutral backdrop, adding colorful artwork, throw pillows, plant life, or pieces of furniture will add spark to the space. Vivid colors are bold and can be used to emphasize, contrast or create rhythm. Each color represents and invokes its own mood, creating a vivid feel.

With color, you can cultivate a balanced atmosphere in your home. Light and color exert influence automatically, and determine how people perceive the area around them. Every color, each with its own frequency, is a form of energy.

Take a peek at how some of these selections utilize accents of color to create mood and meaning in the space!

Jungle Tones
Jungle Tones

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Burnt Sienna Sofa
Burnt Sienna Sofa

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Golden Yellow
Golden Yellow

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Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms
Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms

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Blush and Copper
Blush and Copper

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Feminine Bursts
Feminine Bursts

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Marigold + Magenta + Teal
Marigold + Magenta + Teal

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Turmeric & Teal
Turmeric & Teal

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Vivid Throw Pillows
Vivid Throw Pillows

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Gold and Turquoise
Gold and Turquoise

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Triple Tone
Triple Tone

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Colorful Carpets and Curtains
Colorful Carpets and Curtains

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Aqua and Textures
Aqua and Textures

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Teal, Blush, & Plants
Teal, Blush, & Plants

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Seafoam Dining
Seafoam Dining

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Blues and Earth Tones
Blues and Earth Tones

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Boho Patterns
Boho Patterns

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House Plants
House Plants

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Learn more about Chromotherapy and how to utilize color in your modern home!

Indigo Pillows for a Midsummer Mood

Indigo is the “peace that surpasses all understanding,” being protective, benevolent, gentle, and cooling. It governs our higher psychic activities, insight, wisdom, and assists us in navigating deep changes.

It relates to the third eye, where the pituitary gland is located. Indigo relates to self responsibility of one’s own life, to following the soul’s path, and trusting one’s own intuition. It inspires the ability to see things from a ‘higher’ viewpoint rather than purely for satisfaction of the ego or one’s material comfort. In indigo, we feel a resonant sense of unity and clarity. Indigo relates to self-expression through speech and communication, and is the very essence of truth and purpose.

Indigo dye is among the oldest to be used for dying textiles and making prints, and was first documented in history as being used in Huaca Prieta, Peru. Since its discovery, indigo dye has been used in the ancient civilizations of Japan, India and Southeast Asian countries, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Iran, and Africa.

The color indigo is named after the indigo dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species.  Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, has been naturalized to be cultivated in tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since it is a legume, it is also widely used as a soil-improving ground cover, and is rotated into fields similarly to alfalfa and other beans. Dye is obtained through processing the leaves through fermentation.

Vintage Pillow No. 31
Vintage Pillow No. 31

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Indigo + Turquoise Glamour Pillow
Indigo + Turquoise Glamour Pillow

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Jade Tree Modern Pillow
Jade Tree Modern Pillow

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Blue Willow by Bunglo
Blue Willow by Bunglo

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Blue Tangier by Bunglo
Blue Tangier by Bunglo

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Port au Prince Modern Pillow
Port au Prince Modern Pillow

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Midnight Pine Modern Pillow
Midnight Pine Modern Pillow

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Hmong Indigo Batik Pillow
Hmong Indigo Batik Pillow

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Vintage African Indigo Pillow
Vintage African Indigo Pillow

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Silk Velvet Indigo by Kevin O'Brien
Silk Velvet Indigo by Kevin O’Brien

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Dyed Indigo Euro Sham
Dyed Indigo Euro Sham

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Lavender Spa Pillow in Indigo
Lavender Spa Pillow in Indigo

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Indigo Denim Mudcloth
Indigo Denim Mudcloth

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Indigo Ikat Pillow
Indigo Ikat Pillow

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Vintage Indigo Hmong Batik Pillow
Vintage Indigo Hmong Batik Pillow

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Learn more about the History of the Indigo Color!

 

 

 

A Brief History of Indigo

The serene shade of indigo has been used across the world for over 6,000 years. Indigo dye is among the oldest to be used for dying textiles and making prints, and was first documented in history as being used in Huaca Prieta, Peru. Since its discovery, indigo dye has been used in the ancient civilizations of Japan, India and Southeast Asian countries, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Iran, and Africa.

 When Sir Isaac Newton began his research on the continuum of colors, he introduced indigo as one of the seven basic colors that could be shown through a prism creating the optic spectrum.

Indigo Dye Workshop
Indigo Dye Workshop

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When indigo dye made its way to the ancient Greeks and Romans, it was long valued as luxury product. Arab merchants brought indigo dye from India during the Greco-Roman era, and thus the latinized word indigo, derived from India, was born. In Mesopotamia,a neo-Babylonian cuneiform tablet of the seventh century BC gives a recipe for a lapis-like color being used to dye wools, pigments for paintings, and cosmetic purposes. The early Spanish colonists setup indigo dye production in Guatemala, and has been a key element in the color palette in the country since.

Variants in Indigo
Variants in Indigo

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The color indigo is named after the indigo dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species, although a large percentage of indigo dye produced today is synthetic. The color is primarily used to dye cotton yarn or silk; about 20 thousand tons are produced annually, primarily for blue jeans. Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, has been naturalized to be cultivated in tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since it is a legume, it is also widely used as a soil-improving ground cover, and is rotated into fields similarly to alfalfa and other beans. Dye is obtained through processing the leaves through fermentation.

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When indigo was introduced into colonial South Carolina, it became the second-most important cash crop after rice. Because of its high value as a trading commodity, indigo was often referred to as blue gold.  Its common use is in creating the popular Shibori and tie dye fabrics in both cotton and silk, as well as denim. Eventually, the demand for indigo outweighed the capacity of supply, and a synthetic alternative was developed. In 1883, a German chemist first synthesized indigo, and by 1897, his formula was made into a commercially feasible manufacturing process for mass-production.

Dying Techniques
Dying Techniques

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Look at these beautiful Bunglo modern pillows in indigo shades!

 

Blue Willow by Bunglo
Blue Willow by Bunglo

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Blue Tangier by Bunglo
Blue Tangier by Bunglo

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Learn how shades of blue and indigo can impact your life and the feel of the design and decor of your modern home in Chromotherapy: Blue Dreams

 

Stay tuned for the origins and processes of other dyes and textiles!

Gold Accents for Your Mid-Century Abode

Gold gives off the essence of warmth and regality. The shimmering touch of gold grants a royal accent to any color palette or design. It can be subtly paired with a black and white decor, or make a bold statement amongst deep purples and blues.

Dating back to the Ancient Egyptians, gold has been used to adorn homes, temples, and be worn as a statement and symbol of status. It can transform any setting, whether appearing weathered on frames of artwork or the claws of a vintage bathtub, or luminous and immaculate on the surfaces of light fixtures and appliances.

Using the warm and rich cast of gold in your home is sure to make a statement, and give any piece you want to feature an extra glimmer. Take a glimpse of our favorite selections to inspire your next choices of glistening gold accents in your modern home decor!

Golden Hourglass
Golden Hourglass

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Royal Palette
Royal Palette

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Vintage Luxury
Vintage Luxury

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Gilded Touches
Gilded Touches

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Modern Gold Accents
Modern Gold Accents

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Blush Velvet + Gold Tall Seat
Blush Velvet + Gold Tall Seat

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Geometric Chandelier
Geometric Chandelier

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Golden Orbs
Golden Orbs

Photographs courtesy of Trendir

Retro Shower
Retro Shower

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14k Barstools
14k Barstools

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Gold Leaf Globe
Gold Leaf Globe

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Rose Quartz + Gold Coffee Table
Rose Quartz + Gold Coffee Table

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Bowtie Seat
Bowtie Seat

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Biombo Pattern Gold Coffee Table
Biombo Pattern Gold Coffee Table

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Golden Sunburst + Modern Chandelier
Golden Sunburst + Modern Chandelier

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Are you in love with Mid-Century Modern decor? Take a look at some gorgeous interiors in Palm Springs!

Luminous White Rooms

There is something ethereal and elegant about surfaces bathed in white.

The pure and clean essence of white gently washes over us with grace and sophistication. We are reminded of far off islands like Santorini, Sardinia, or Mykonos, where one can walk on white pathways under bright white cupolas. One will feel as if they are spending their days in a spa, with a calming and serene sensations transmitted by the interior elements of their own home.

White allows your living space to be a blank canvas to feature accents of artwork, plant life, or colorful woven textiles. A room with a bright and neutral color palette can make a smaller space appear much larger and create a mood of openness. Windowless rooms can become seemingly airy instead of stifling. A palette of whites will make a space seem naturally cleaner and tidier, so even an unmade bed can appear intentional. With white, you can fluidly feature other patterns, textures, and colors without the risk of making the area appear cluttered.

Stroll through these lavish white interiors, and take a deep breath of the lively freshness that they invoke.

Pompoms
Pompoms

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Suspended Lounge
Suspended Lounge

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Chic Scandinavian
Chic Scandinavian

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Costal Life
Costal Life

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Monochrome Bath
Monochrome Bath

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Moucharabieh
Moucharabieh

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Indian Filigree
Indian Filigree

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Lacy Crown Molding and Walls
Lacy Crown Molding and Walls

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Bohemian Brights
Bohemian Brights

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Costal Cottage
Costal Cottage

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Scandinavian Style
Scandinavian Style

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Luminous Loft
Luminous Loft

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Beach Modern
Beach Modern

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Monochrome Modern
Monochrome Modern

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See how these Scandinavian Homes utilize bright white palettes for more modern home decor inspiration!

Emerald Kitchens

Within the realm of green, we can breathe in the serene and energizing arrays of the forest within our own home. Shades of green give us a sense of natural balance, the essence of fertility, vitality, and prosperity. A color that invokes soothing sensations while stimulating our energetic centers of body and mind.

 Using accents with the colors of the jungle and the forest inside our kitchen is a way to enhance the nurturing process of preparing foods. Create a verdant atmosphere that invites abundance of healthy and energy!

Exotic Edge
Exotic Edge

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Emerald City
Emerald City

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Jungalow Kitchen
Jungalow Kitchen

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Mermaid Tail
Mermaid Tail

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Cameron Diaz's Dream
Cameron Diaz’s Dream

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Mid-Century Velvet
Mid-Century Velvet

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Radiant Gem Tiles
Radiant Gem Tiles

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Green Dream
Green Dream

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Rich with Emerald
Rich with Emerald

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Jade Bricks
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Mosaic Accents
Mosaic Accents

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Emerald Floors
Emerald Floors

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Emerald Minimalist
Emerald Minimalist

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Sleek Modern Jade
Sleek Modern Jade

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Deep Sea Green
Deep Sea Green

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Modern and Lush
Lush Detail

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Bright Mid-Century
Bright Mid-Century

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Glowing Modern Greens
Glowing Modern Greens

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Forest Cabinets
Foresty Cabinets

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Polished Emerald
Polished Emerald

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Learn more about the therapeutic benefits of Green in your home and your life!