Candy stripes…yum. There’s just something about those deliciously bright colors of pinks, blues, yellows, oranges, and greens banded together like old fashioned ribbon candy that makes us smile. Installing an entire floor or just placing a piece or pillow or two is a great way to cheer up a neutral design pallet and add that pop of color everyone’s always talking about these days. Try sprinkling a little sweetness like these examples below into one of your rooms…it could be dandy!
Couch Candy: love this eclectically sophisticated sofa, but remember to keep the stripes lined up…can you see where they aren’t in this image? Photo: pixelimpress.blogspot.com
Floor Candy: painters tape can go a long way in cheering up a floor. Photo/Design: Kate Spade via rebecca-june.blogspot.com
Chair Candy: colorful stripes can modernize and “fun-up” even these elegant Louie XV pieces. Photo: roost-home.blogspot.com
Cabinet Candy: metal cabinets painted in yummy colors are instantly softened and sweetly sophistocated. Photo: kristinaklarin.blogspot.com
Pillow Candy: for a pop-rock pop of color, these super-striped throws explode with style. Photo: katyelliott.com
Canvas Candy: if your taste calls for more confectionary refinement, this painting illustrates that possibility. Photo: katyelliott.com
Founder of HomeJelly and a professional decor/design/repurposing DIYer. Skaie Knox has published an e-series called "Project Pillow" and is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!).