01/29/2013 08:35 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

Lucille Ball's Backyard Offers Dreamy Pastel Color Inspiration (PHOTO)

We're always looking to the past for ideas and color inspiration -- after all, what goes around comes around. So when we saw this vintage photo of Lucille Ball in her Los Angeles garden in 1957, we immediately were drawn to the fabulous hues befitting of the world's most famous redhead.

We love how the light salmon fringed patio umbrella and cushions are anchored by the house's deep indigo shutters. And that plush sea foam green chaise lounge -- yes please! Wouldn't this color combination be perfect for a cheerful living room or ethereal bedroom?

color palette inspiration

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So take a color cue from Lucy, and click through the images of modern products in these inspiring shades.

Pastel Dream Color Palette

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