08 January, 2022

Mastering the Warm-Cool Mix -According to LiLu Interiors

According to LiLu: Mastering the Warm-Cool Mix

Every year, and even every season, the neutrals that are on trend and "in" continue to change. From grey, to beige, to "greige" (a blend of grey and beige!), the neutral of the moment is a fast revolving door. We strive to create homes for our clients that will be timeless for years to come. One way to create a timeless home is to use fabrics and other materials that have a warm-cool mix.
This week, we're exploring this idea of a warm-cool mix. Keep reading to get inspired to create a home that will always be on-trend.

Warm-Cool Mix - Palette Number 1

You can use the same basic material, and switch the bias up from warmer to cooler depending on what paint and other materials you use around it. Consider using a sofa fabric that has a warm-cool mix, or even add this mix to your kitchen countertops. Quartzite darling is a beautiful quartz that is very on trend right now, and executes a mix of warm and cool shades perfectly, making it extremely usable and capable of timelessness.
Check out these fabrics that we've paired with both warmer materials and cooler materials. You can use accent colors, like teal as we've used in our first moodboard, to create an accent that is eye-catching and brings the entire palette closer to warmer or cooler, while still keeping a balance.
A fun green like the one we've used in the second moodboard pairs beautifully with shades of beige, creating a timeless mix between warm and cool shades.
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Palette Number 2

Our second set of palettes includes beautiful fabrics, both warm and cool. These fabrics would look beautiful in your home on a sofa, rug, or throw pillow, and they pair beautifully with both warm and cool shades.
Grey flooring is a wonderful option to create a warm-mix, and evade the overly warm feeling that can come from mixing beige with beige wood floors.
Beige wood floors can be gorgeous as well, and toned down by mixing in cooler shades like the grey in the fabric in these palettes.
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Comments on Mastering the Warm-Cool Mix -According to LiLu Interiors
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    What a fun post, Lisa…. I love the idea of mixing it up so that you’re not stuck with one palette that you might get tired of, over time. Like you said, this is a wonderful idea for creating timeless design that grows with you.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Amy Wax says:

    What a great post Lisa, pairing warm and cool colors together accentuates what we love about both of them! I love your images, well done!

  3. Janet Lorusso says:

    These are all such great palettes for the warm/cool neutrals. I’m loving the mix of pattern and texture too!

  4. Debbe Daley says:

    Great post Lisa!
    I definitely lean towards the more warmers side. Love the beiges grays and green mix of warm and cool!

  5. Sheri Bruneau says:

    I love this, Lisa! The palettes you’ve pulled together are stunning!

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