Color Crush: River Rock Palette
The color story we’re currently obsessing over needs a name, so we’re giving it one: River Rock. It’s a balanced palette of warm and cool earth tones reminiscent of the shades you might see in riverbed stones. For those who yearn for mountain serenity and romanticize bringing the outdoors in, these colors evoke the sensory experience of nature within four walls. Are we babbling yet?
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A dusty blue-green paint hue can cool off a room like a river runs through it. Decorating with light, unfinished wood tones; textural gray upholstery; and pops of bright white adds natural depth.
Color-blocking the filtered shades of the River Rock palette creates an edgy juxtaposition. The result? A modern workspace with calming colors.
A little blush goes a long way to soften stony grays and pale tans in a living room space, creating the perfect balance of masculine and feminine color. We love how the muted aqua tones in the wall décor add a watery touch.
This lounge puts the “rock” in River Rock, balancing black-and-white photography with subdued gray walls and tan vintage chairs. The muted warm and cool colors on the bookshelf complete the look.
One of our favorite things about the River Rock palette is the way the color mimics the interaction between water, wood, and stone in nature. This dining room has a natural, soothing appeal, with refreshing cool blue-gray walls playing off the subtle warmth of a blush glass pendant light.