Spring Colour Combo: Aqua and Orange

February 18, 2011

Wow. What a week. I’ve got a major case of cabin fever from being home all week with sick kids (who still feel well enough to squabble with each other…funny) and there hasn’t been much sleep happening with all of the night time hacking that’s been going on. It’s safe to say that my patience is frayed and my nerves are somewhat frazzled…but tomorrow is another day, right?

Trove Vintage. Photography by Jayme Anne.

Too brighten my spirits, I took a few moments to look through some blogs that I haven’t visited in awhile and came across Cassandra’s gorgeous Apricot and Blue spring colour palette over at Coco + Kelley…just what I needed to see! Orange and blue are complimentary colours so it’s only natural that they look great together and I love the different variations that can be made when playing with the saturation of each hue. Tangerine + Navy, Aqua + Orange or Apricot + Blue…by any name, this colour combo is perfect for spring…

Ashlee Raubach Photography via House of Turquoise

Jewel Weeks via Desire to Inspire

Emily Henderson

Tobi Fairley

Flor via Design*Sponge


The only good thing about sick days, when I’m not the one who’s sick at least, is that I can actually sit down for longer than usual at one time without having to run off for preschool or school pickups. So, I found a little more time today to make another Etsy treasury and came across some lovely new shops like My Selvaged Life. Aren’t these wooden moths beautiful?

My Selvaged Life

And here are a few more lovelies that I included in my latest treasury

1. Montana Snow Vintage 2. Sushi Pot Parts 3. Barking Sands Vintage 4. Green Goat

Off to deal with the most dramatic of my 3 invalids…wish me patience, and lots of it!


1 the enchanted home { 02.18.11 at 4:00 am }

Nice post and these are two of my favorite colors, so fresh, crisp and happy. Love them together…..nice roundup of images to underscore point of how great looking they are together. Hope the family is on the mend, just in time to enjoy the weekend!
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2 amy h. { 02.18.11 at 5:21 am }

This is one of my fav combos, thanks for sharing. I love this combo so much it was my son’s colors at his first b-day…

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3 Heather { 02.18.11 at 10:08 am }

What a beautiful blog! Thanks so much for featuring me here, what an honor!

4 cassandra @ coco+kelley { 02.19.11 at 4:02 pm }

thanks so much for the mention – i’m so glad i could inspire, and i LOVE your picks!! one of my all-time favorite combos in lots of different shades. hope you’re having a lovely weekend! xoxo
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5 Suzanna { 02.19.11 at 5:38 pm }

Truly lovely finds here! Thank you for including my teapots too. Hope all your little ones are back to feeling better really soon!!
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6 Tanya from dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com { 02.22.11 at 3:05 pm }

LOVE orange and aqua together. Great photos!

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