Pretty in Parisian

Although I was initially turned off by ICI’s choice for Color of the Year (soft jade), it’s grown on me. At least when it’s used in the right setting—and with the right accent colors. The pastel-like jade green would be sweet in a powder room or vanity area (as illustrated above), and when paired with pretty-pale pink and pops of rich plum and terracotta, the hue becomes much more Parisian-sweet and less seasick skin tone. If you love the color but lean more toward the modernist side, try pairing it with a cool palette of grey, soft blues, taupe and chocolate. (-Allie)

[Clockwise from top]: ICI paints, 50 YR 23/365, 56RB 09/302, 00YY 83/046. Rose Print by Labokoff (8.5×8.5”—group a set of three for impact), $28 at Velocity Art & Design. Stella Pink Chandelier, $396 (20”H) at Lavender Fields. Emily Desk, $1,290 at Maine Cottage. Thomas Paul Plum/Cream Feather rug, 3×5, $270 at Domestic Modern. Blomster vase in pink (7” tall), $7.99 at Ikea. Smycka faux hydrangeas, $6.99 for four at Ikea. Chinese Garden Stool, $129 at Wisteria.


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