Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Did someone say, "Shrimp?"

Aye, matey. I'm a shrimp lover and could eat my weight in those yummy sea hors d'oeuvres. Love the taste, love the color, too. That's why I can't help but be inspired by the pink-tinged hues found in salt water shrimp - something akin to salmon, but less red; coral, but less orange; peach, but less yellow.
 

Image via Jeffrey Nelson.

Living in San Antonio has given me lots of architectural inspiration. There are numerous Spanish Colonial homes with exterior stucco painted in subtle shades of shrimp. Add terracotta clay tile roofs and white trim for a blissful combo.

 

Images above via The Pink and Green Prep (left) and Martha Stewart (right).

This sweet little shade looks so elegant paired with gray, from charcoal to a matte ash. It's a natural with gold accents, too.

 

Images above via Netta Please (left) and Martha Stewart (right).

Think of shrimp as the demur first cousin to pink and coral with a lust-worthy warm blush of color.


Image via Elle Decor.

The pairing of shrimp with stronger tones is a natural.

Image via Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler.

Neutrals like taupe and bone enhance the cheerful character of shrimp. Give it some complementary coral to create an inviting menu of colors for dining.

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