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Cinnamon Rolls Inspired Palette

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The other night I had a very vivid dream involving a giant cinnamon roll – you know the kind that are the size of a dinner plate?  Needless to say, I woke up with quite a craving for cinnamon rolls.  After staring at the beauty that is a well crafted cinnamon roll, I realized it would be fun to use it as a source of inspiration.

So here are rooms that incorporate the colors of the cinnamon roll – the glossy white of the icing, the deep brown of the cinnamon filling, and the shades of golden brown of the bread.  This palette can work in every style of room – contemporary, cottage, rustic, traditional.


I like this mix of bedrooms. Notice the use of texture in these subtle palettes helps to add layers and interest.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be traditional – with marble counters and cream inset cabinetry, or rustic – with exposed beams, distressed cabinetry, crisp white walls and a creamy tub meant for hours of soaking.

Kitchens can be the new transitional – with a mix of vintage inspired stools, exposed beams, creamy walls, and sisal rugs balanced by crisp white cabinetry.  Or this palette can be applied to a traditional kitchen with buttery yellow walls (more butter isn’t really necessary on a cinnamon roll, but it sometimes tastes really good, admit it!), creamy inset cabinetry, a crisp white exposed sink and the warm tan of a butcher block countertop.  

Living Rooms and Dining Rooms


Here you can see the range of this palette.  Contemporary living rooms and dining rooms from sunny LA to NYC. A clean lined midcentury modern living room from the midwest. Axel Vervoordt’s Belgian antique filled dining room and living room with those great textural walls in such an enveloping shade of cream. 

However you live, there’s always a way to incorporate the cinnamon roll palette in your home. It results in such calm, inviting spaces, just like the bliss I feel after a cinnamon roll and a big glass of milk.  Has food every inspired your color palette?

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