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In New Orleans, the bright colors give the city and people a powerful sense of identity, representing its magic with buildings splashed in hues of pink, green, and every color in between. No matter the shade of the building, New Orleans citizens share an enormous pride in their home city, using color to celebrate the joys of life and silver lining that outweighs the dark.

A city rich in history, New Orleans has never existed in muted shades, with vivid colors being an integral piece of the city’s culture. From the festive and iconic colors of Mardi Gras, to the muted pastels of the French Quarter, the rich colors of New Orleans burst from every surface, providing character that makes it unlike any other city in the world.


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Signal Violet #4008

The colors of Mardi Gras can be traced to the first Rex parade in 1872, including a proclamation from the King of the Carnival that balconies should be draped in purple, green, and gold. Although the King of Carnival never gave an official explanation of why those colors were chosen, it was declared that purple represents justice, and being a natural choice to represent royalty, became the primary color of Mardi Gras festivals to this day.

Using an eye-catching color like purple in your home makes for a memorable and unique design, inviting the natural vibrancy of the shade to work its magic in any space. Pair with coordinating bright colors for a festive color palette, or with neutral shades for a balanced blend of varying tones.


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Big Chill Classic 30″ Stove with Brushed Brass Trim Signal Violet #4008 | Big Chill
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Signal Green #6032

In the trio of colors used to represent and celebrate Mardi Gras, green represents faith, lending a colorful addition to the trio and being one of the five colors that must be used to create an official coat of arms. Bright green colors are all over the streets of New Orleans, from painted buildings to the lush greenery of the city. Use green in your home to invite the uplifting colors of the earth into your home and in the spirit of New Orleans, to represent faith in good things to come.


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Big Chill Classic 48″ Stove with Brushed Brass Trim Signal Green #0632
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Golden Yellow #1004

In most cultures, gold represents power, and the use of gold in the trio of Mardi Gras colors is no exception. According to “heraldry,” you need both “metals” and “colors” to complete an official coat of arms. When it came to metals, gold seemed obvious for a king, making it the natural choice to complete the colorful trio of shades used to represent Mardi Gras. In your home, metallic gold tones and gold inspired shades bring warmth to any space, illuminating the room with a wash of color that seems to light up from within.


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Golden Yellow #1004 | Big Chill


Big Chill Retro 30″ Stove Golden Yellow #1004
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Beige #1001

Like a delicious fresh beignet or a hot Café au lait, the color beige washes the streets of New Orleans, providing a neutral backdrop that assists the assorted bright colors of the city. In your home, beige can provide a neutral background while still maintaining a warmth that can be more welcoming than a stark white shade. Pair beige with almost any other hue, from dark contrasting shades to bright, eye-catching colors.


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Rose #3017

New Orleans has an affinity for a tropical leaning coral shade, washing buildings and city surfaces in a bright punch of warm color. In your home, a warm coral shade invites positive energy into your home, sparking feelings of joy with its uplifting tones and aura. Pair with accompanying bright colors for a tropical aesthetic, or light neutrals for a modern balance of both bright and muted shades.


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Violet Blue #5000

The blues of New Orleans are often somewhat nautical, maybe a bit more muted than the blues you would find in a more tropical locale like Key West. A green-leaning marine blue is an easy transition into using blue shades in your home without overwhelming any sensitive color palettes, providing a wash of soothing color that pairs with both dark and light shades. Pair with tans or cream shades for a sophisticated contrast that withstands color trends.


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Big Chill Retro Slim Refrigerator Violet Blue #5000
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Big Chill Retro 48″ Stove Violet Blue #5000
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Beige Brown #8024

Like the color of chicory and coffee at Cafe Du Monde, or the moss that grows on the old oaks trees, the color brown is a grounding addition to the bright colors of New Orleans. Using the color brown in your home can provide an instant stabilizing effect, inviting the colors of the earth into the space and creating a canvas that can give root to almost any design concept. Pair with coordinating earth tones for a calming, earth-inspired effect in your home.


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