Color Crush: Mustard + Charcoal

February 15, 2013 | Alex

Isn't it funny how ones' taste changes? They say your taste buds are completely replaced within a 7 year cycle. I wonder if there's a similar cycle for aesthetic taste.

Never in a million years would I have guessed that I might go through a mustard phase. We don't even need to go back seven years-- if you'd have asked me a year ago what I thought of mustard-colored decor, you'd have gotten a spirited, "bleech." 

And now? I'm so drawn to it. Can't get enough of it. I think it's the pairing of muted, dusty mustard with a crisp, cool and sophisticated gray that makes it work for me. Happily, the combination is popping up all over the design sphere. 

What you think? (If you're looking to add a little mustard + gray to your home, Dwell Studio should be your first stop. They're really nailing this color combo.)

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Sources (clockwise from top left)

  1. Portfolio of Spanish interior designer Maria Llado, via Desire to Inspire
  2. Osa Pillows - Mustard + Charcoal, Dwell Studio - $125 ea.
  3. Draper Stripe Duvet Set, Dwell Studio - $350
  4. Alvine Ruta Rug, Ikea - $249
  5. Ontario Home of Jeremy & Carrie Wreford, via the marion house book
  6. Pegasus Necklace, Stella & Dot - $198