One Color Styled Three Ways by Polka Dot Interiors


Unexpected yet versatile, Desireé | 1219 — our 2022 Color of the Year — is a light orchid hue with touches of pink and gray. Suitable for many architectural styles, this color shifts and sways depending on what furniture and artwork it is paired with. We teamed up with Portland-based Polka Dot Interiors owner Marta Burlinska to showcase how to style one color three very different ways


Vintage Modern

Shag rug. Check. Record player. Check. Mid Century lounge chair. Check. Marta combined vintage finds with a contrasting black and white color scheme and a touch of muted chartreuse for a cohesive yet colorful aesthetic against the Desireé | 1219 background. The grayish undertones in the wall color are pulled forward in this set up, making the environment sophisticated and subdued. According to Marta, “Used pieces bring soul to interiors. Don’t be afraid to bring thrift shop finds or antique store gems into your space. They help to tell a rich story and make your space uniquely your own.”


Desireé | 1219


Opal of Lorraine | E0165


Casper White | 0157


Origin | 0791


Colorful Boho

Layers of pattern and color make this set up casually cool. Mustard yellow accents in the rug and throw are confident complements to the dusty orchid Desireé | 1219 walls. Textures take center stage in the custom upholstered chair by Portland’s Revive Upholstery and Design juxtaposed with an embroidered floral pillow and composite wooden end table. “Expression is the name of the game in creating a boho aesthetic. There are no hard and fast rules that need to be followed, just surround yourself with eclectic items, artifacts, and pieces that bring you joy. In this vignette, we put color forward with a mix and match of lavender, olive, mustard, and blush in textiles and art.”


Desireé | 1219


Golden Cadillac | 0879


Vegetarian | 0430


Pout | 0125


Traditional Rustic

Traditional pieces mixed with an element of the outdoors make this vignette comfortable yet classic. When paired with creamy hues like warm white, gray, and beige, the saturated softness of Desireé | 1219 becomes a neutral itself. Marta says “the beauty of Desireé is that is slips easily into interiors, without locking you into a specific architectural style. It transitions seamlessly from a more formal set up to one of whimsy and play.“


Desireé | 1219


Prismatic Pearl | 0025


Always Neutral | 0559


Zen Retreat | 0535


Thank you Marta for demonstrating how to make Desireé | 1219 sing in any interior space!