Color Inspiration From Bloggers’ Summer Home Tours

Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

This week, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed perusing the summer home tours of 30 different home, decorating, and DIY bloggers organized by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life.  All of the homes were lovely, and it’s fun to see the different styles and color palettes that each person uses in their home.  I enjoyed all of them, but naturally, there were a few that stood out as favorites for me.  Here are my favorite six images from all 30 home tours.

This artwork!  I want it.  Actually, I want it in wallpaper on an entire wall.

inspiration from summer home tour - Bliss At Homevia Bliss At Home

This beautiful entryway.  It’s perfect with the coral door, blue walls, and colorful artwork.

Inspiration from summer home tour - SG Style Blogvia SG Style

This blue kitchen made me wonder, “What if…?”  If I hadn’t chosen green for my kitchen, my next choice would have been blue.

inspiration from summer home tour - Rain On A Tin Roofvia Rain On A Tin Roof

The colorful floral fabric on these pillows stopped me in my tracks.  I love it, and I think it would look gorgeous on some dining room chairs!

Inspiration from summer home tour - Charming In Charlotte guest bedroomvia Charming In Charlotte

And once again, it’s the artwork.  I seem to have a weakness for really colorful abstract paintings.

inspiration from summer home tour - Dimples & Tanglesvia Dimples & Tangles

And I couldn’t resist this dining room that combines one of my favorite fabrics with a green painted china cabinet.

inspiration from summer home tour - Dimples & Tangles 2via Dimples & Tangles

If you want to see the 30 bloggers’ summer home tours, you can click any of the above images/links, scroll down to the bottom of the post, and you’ll see a list of the participating bloggers with links to their home tours.

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    [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    June 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Oh I totally agree with you, there were some absolutely amazing rooms on the tour. I really like your choices too and those painting were all done by the gals as diy projects. Is that talent or what. You are so talented, I am sure you could do one. Thanks tons for the shoutout, I can’t wait for the next set of tours, these were so full of inspiration.

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    June 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I used to follow Marty’s blog – lots of clocks – but everything in her house is so brown – not my taste – Kristi you are my number one blogger and then Confessions of a Plate Addict !!!! She has lots of color in her home – like you, I love color!! ……………….. As far as the beautiful painting colors for your walls, why not “paper” the wall with fabric in your favorite design. Or make a template and paint your walls in the colors yourself. With your expert talents, I know you will do an expert job!!

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      June 20, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Happy to see Marty is adding pops of color to her home. Really like it!!!

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    Cindy hays
    June 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Oh I really love this change of direction . The colors and non pattern are so light and inviting. I love water colors for this very reason. All of your work is beautiful so I expect this will be too. I have no suggestion other than maybe painting on a fabric so your colors will bleed / flow / fade . That may be hard to achieve painting on a wall . Anxiously waiting to see what you do. This should be a relaxing renewing addition. Let your soul flow in the colors and paint . You will feel good every time you look at it. Cindy

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      Cindy hays
      June 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I especially love the pillows where there is a hint of what you are seeing and white between the colors but that is just m,y taste since I am more traditional. You are much braver than I am about stepping out there in decorating.

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    June 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I love the dining room with the green China as well! I also love that they used the dragon pattern from Schumacher on the Chairs <3

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    June 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I can certainly see why these would catch your particular attention. They are all lovely. The green china cabinet stood out to me as it would be the perfect compliment in your dining room bringing in the green of your beautiful kitchen cabinets, or perhaps painting your entry table the green then using fabrics with your blues, greens and whites with the emphasis on the greens in your abstract tastes for your dining room. Whatever you do will be great, I’m sure.

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    June 19, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I loved the color in all 6 photos but the navy and white kitchen was very striking! Loved it. Will have to take some time this weekend and go on this fun blog hop for more inspiration. Thanks for the heads up!

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    June 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, Kristi, that green china cabinet is so YOU! It would tie in to the green kitchen cabinets perfectly. That whole dining room scheme just shouts KRISTI!….Great inspiration here!

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    Gilmer Gal
    June 28, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I am loving that dining room!

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    Jane Gordon
    July 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    That coral door is beautiful!