True Colors

Every interior designer has a favorite color they love to use or gravitate toward with each project. Ocean blues, pale pinks and leafy greens are the usual colors in many Palm Beach resort-style designs that dance merrily in all the Florida sunshine. We caught up with a few designers whose work ranges from New York to Dallas to Nassau, Bahamas, to right here in Palm Beach who love using color—whether it is saturated throughout the home or in delightful pops. Either way, their works are colorful and sure to appeal to any one of your favorite Pantone choices.

Pink Passion Play 

Amanda Lindroth

Photo by Nick Garcia

Pink Passion Play 

Starburst coral baskets, $39 each  

Pink Passion Play 

Lyford island bag in pink letters, $195 

Pink Passion Play 

Rainbow place mat in pink, $10 each 

True Blue

Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford 

Photo by Nick Garcia

True Blue

Nut bowl in blue, $480, alexandravonfurstenberg.com  

True Blue

Blue Hadley lamps, set of two for $6,410, royhamiltonstudio.‌com

 

True Blue

Aqueduct coffee table with ice resin top, price upon request, by Scala Luxury at lauraleeclark.com

Emerald Isle 

Ellen Kavanaugh

Photo by Nick Garcia

 

Emerald Isle 

Manager decanter in Ocean Green, $1,500, by Moser at Mary Mahoney, 336 Worth Avenue; Green Confetti Dot glasses, set of four for $60, AERIN, 33 Via Mizner  

Emerald Isle 

Waterlily sun fragrance, $120, and body cream, $60, both at aerin.com.

Emerald Isle 

Embroidered hand towels, $45 each, Lori Jayne Monogramming & More, 305 S. County Road

 

Pink Passion Play
Amanda Lindroth is known worldwide for her resort-chic style, which gives a nod to classic design and demos in-depth knowledge of architecture, a deep creativity and a true love of color. Reflective in all of her interior design projects, the warm-ocean breezes can almost be felt floating through any of her projects. “I have a special love for pink in decorating, and the funny thing about pink, when you live in the islands, is it really is like a neutral,” says the Nassau, Bahamas, resident. “I have lived in Lyford Cay for more than 30 years, and even the stripes on the bellman’s trousers are pink,” she adds with her familiar laugh. “In my Palm Beach apartment, my milelong rattan sofa is covered in soft pink, and my daughter’s room has deeper pink walls. Pink, to me (in the islands), is timeless—and pink pearls, who doesn’t love those?”

True Blue
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford of Kirsten Kelli have been decorating homes around the world for more than 25 years. The dynamic sister-duo design firm combines contemporary and classic elements to create elegant, beautiful and livable spaces that embody the unique personality of each client. They have broken the bounds of neutrality and have become known for their use of color, both in bright pops and in bold saturation. Two colors that seem to appear in many of their projects are blue and purple. “Both colors work on their own, but also complement one another and can add that perfect punch where needed. Blue is a clean, cool and fresh color that is gender-neutral,” says Ford. “Purple, whether royal, lavender or fuchsia,” adds Fitzgibbons, “is always a happy addition we love. It can complement almost any pattern or color, and can punch up a space.”

Emerald Isle
Interior designer Ellen Kavanaugh is known for her emphasis on crisp colors, organic textures and strong individual style. Designing projects for more than 10 years from Palm Beach to the Hamptons to Charleston, S.C., to Key Largo, Fla., Kavanaugh always aspires to marry architecture and interiors by selecting distinct fabrics, finishes and custom millwork, and by sourcing unique furniture. “I introduce green in most of my design schemes as an effective way to pull the outdoors in. We are often designing homes in lovely tropical settings, where the greens are rich and lush.” Kavanaugh considers green a harmonious color, so it is easy to use it in combination with other cool- or warm-toned colors. “Green and blue are my favorites. A velvet-tufted emerald-green piece or a high-gloss green satin Hollandlac by Fine Paints of Europe applied to a wall looks like a delicious piece of candy!