Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Red Punch in the Laundry Room

Hello Friends!
I adore the color red! All shades ... it's the color of 'love' so why not right?  
In fact it is my all time favorite happy color. It's cheerful, warm and says Christmas and
Valentine's Day all in one. So when looking for an accent color to update our laundry room
with a few weeks ago it was a no brainer for me. Red it was! 
We painted our entire home interior earlier this year and the only room we didn't was the
laundry room. The current paint color is a sage green neutral called Heath by Martha Stewart.
They still carry this color by Glidden at the Home Depot.  
The color blends well with all of the new paint so it was an easy decision to leave it be.
Take a look at the fun punch red gives this little laundry room!

red and turquoise floral patterned rug, smaller red trim rug - Ross
"Live Love Laugh" sign - Michaels
red and turquoise ribbon, floral pins - Michaels
red vase - Marshalls
red, brown and turquoise scroll artwork - Kirklands
assorted colorful baskets - Michaels
It was an easy update and it makes me smile with it's cheerfulness.
 I may add a red or turquoise wreath or "Laundry" sign if I spot the right ones.
I hope you all "live, love and laugh" through the week. 
Enjoy the fall weather!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love the colors together....Happy Day

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty touches of red, Melissa! It really adds a nice accent color for your laundry room. Love that rug!

Richella said...

Melissa, what a happy space your laundry room is--and it's SO CLEAN! You would faint if you could see my laundry room right now. Actually, I ought to faint from looking at it. One of my college sons brought home dirty clothes and the floor is more covered than not!

I like your punches of red, especially that wonderful rug! The room is so cheerful, which is a great way for a laundry room to be. :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Very pretty, Melissa! Your laundry room is immaculate!! Love it

Marla and Steve said...

That beautiful rug is a Ross treasure? Good hunting girlfriend! It's beautiful and your laundry room is adorable.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, your laundry room is gorgeous! The punches of red make quite a splash and makes everything so cheery...I love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love when all it takes is a few new pieces and some creativity to totally change a room! And you did this...it's beautiful and I know it makes you smile when you're in there. My laundry room is in the basement...need I say more?!


April said...

You have the most organized laundry I've ever seen! Every little decorative piece is just the right touch.


Love your touches of red, they give your laundry room pizzas! I did my laundry room recently too, so I know how you love yours! Big hugs,

Andrea said...

What a pretty laundry room.
Love the pop of red.

Georgia said...

Hi, Melissa! Your laundry room is just beautiful. I'm like you... I love red, but I don't like red roses. I'm weird like that. Anyway, your home is just turning out beautifully. Take care!

- Georgia

Tara G. said...

And you love doing laundry now, right?! :) It looks great!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Red is my favorite color!! I think your laundry room looks wonderful ~ very cheerful.


Stacey said...

Melissa, I still love red too. Your laundry room is fantastic. It is colorful and perfectly clean. :)

I've been working on my laundry room too and red accents are definitely part of it.

Barbara F. said...

Such a lovely laundry room, I wouldn't mind staying in there to do it! xo

Jemsmom said...

The pops of red just add that zing that makes it lively in the laundry room! I am in love with those rugs! I don't think we have a Ross around here. I am on the hunt now!!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, hope you and yours OK. Nice job ,of course! I love the rug, red vase, baskets. I found deeper aqua is "in" and would go well. I bought pottery and small sunflowers go well in it. Agree with Allyson, immaculate!

Linda Primmer said...

Love your added red punch in the laundry room. Of course, I love red.
Ross is a wonderful store. You never know what you will find.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

How pretty - and I am so madly in love with the paisely patterned rug. Thanks for sharing!! Jane

Barb S said...

Pretty colors in your laundry room! Thanks for sharing. I am wondering how Chestnut is? I haven't seen him in a while!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Barb,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. It's always nice to hear from you. Chestnut is doing fine. It's his birthday month and he is turning 9 already! Time flies. His photo is in the post before this one if you have time to check him out.

Happy fall to you!

Carol said...

Great choice on the red, Melissa! I think every room needs a little bit of red in some shade -- it just packs such a punch! I really like your gray-tone machines!

Becca said...

Beautiful splashes of red, Melissa! Love the rug!

Traci said...

Red is my absolute favorite color!!! I have bits of it all over my house. It looks great with the colors in your laundry room.

Tardevil said...

Love the vase, art and floral rug! Makes me want to re-do mine.

All Ways Designing said...

Love the colors Melissa - everything looks so pretty!! And happy!!!


L said...

Very pretty laundry room, Melissa! Love your color choices.

A Yellow Bungalow said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I just have one question! Our laundry rooms appear to be very similar in size and design. Except mine looks horrifically functional and yours is something straight out of a model home. How do you do it????

Recreate and Decorate said...

Yes I'm loving the rug! Looks gret!

Stacey said...

Hi Melissa. Just checking on ya. :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick