Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home, and what could be more refreshing than to bring the outside in? Now you can do just that, with a curated collection of paint colors in shades that reflect the beauty of the Connecticut Coast. Ring’s End recently teamed up with four of the best architects and designers in Connecticut to create their Coastal Color Collection. As a local business, Ring’s End is inspired by Connecticut’s shoreline, something we can totally get behind! Think blues, natural hues, with a little pop of unexpected color. 

Of the four design firms whose colors were chosen for the collection, you may notice two, Prudence Home and Design and Jody Deluca Designs, are from Darien. Sitting down with Prudence Bailey and Whitney McNell of Prudence Home + Design, and Jody Deluca of Jody Deluca Designs, we had the opportunity to learn more about their design process, their inspiration, and of course, their favorite spots along the Shoreline.

Prudence Home + Design is a full-service interior design firm which provides clean and fresh interiors that blend modern and traditional styles.  Prudence and Whitney work closely with each client to channel their vision to reflect their personality through design while staying within budget to create functional yet inspirational spaces.

Jody Deluca Designs is a full-service design firm for commercial and residential interiors with over 20 years of professional experience. Jody takes pride in staying up-to-date on the latest trends while maintaining an affinity for classic interior design elements. Her outstanding reputation has been built on spectacular results and superb customer service.

Prudence, Whitney and Jody pulled from their design experience, their love of the coast, along with an eye for classic, timeless style when selecting their colors for the Collection. One of our favorite notes was from Prudence, “We feel color adds a smile to every room and aren’t afraid to mix patterns.”

The Ring’s End Coastal Color Collection is so much more than a celebration of Connecticut. It’s also a way to help preserve it. A portion of every sale from the Ring’s End Coastal Color Collection will be donated to Save the Sound®, whose mission is to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

Now scroll down to see + shop the colors, along with hear how Prudence, Whitney and Jody explore the Shoreline.

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Prudence Bailey and Whitney McNell

Prudence Home and Design

Prudence Home + Design is a full-service design firm specializing in clean, fresh interiors blending modern and traditional styles. Prudence and Whitney strive to create curated spaces that reflect their clients’ tastes and styles. They embrace color and love how it instantly adds a smile to each room.

Benjamin Moore
Amelia Island Blue 2044-40

Curator
Plain & Purl

Curator
Strandhill

Benjamin Moore
Venezuelan Sea 2054-30

What’s your favorite part about living and working on the Connecticut coast?

The beautiful seascape is constant inspiration for color stories we use.  Nature always tells the best story for color pairing.

Favorite waterside restaurant on the Shoreline?

The Whelk in Westport

Favorite shop on the Shoreline?

We currently love the Sono Galerie, but are really missing Kirby and Co. in Darien.  It was a go to for unique décor items and vintage finds.

Favorite local beach?

Bayley Beach is awesome. Food, fun, music and a playground for the kids.

What would be your perfect weekend on the CT coast?

Riding bikes to Bayley Beach in Rowayton. Grabbing sandwiches at Brendan’s 101 along the way for a beach picnic.  After lounging on the beach, riding our bikes to Bell Island Bridge for high tide bridge jumping then heading back to 101 for late afternoon ice cream and then home.

How did the Shoreline inspire your Color Collection?

We were inspired by nature and the sky at dawn and dusk: the pink and blue sky on a morning run or in the evening with a glass of wine.   The absolute turquoise of the ocean against white sand and the deeper color as you head out to sea. 

Jody Deluca

Jody Deluca Designs

Jody Deluca Designs is a full-service design firm for commercial and residential interiors with over 20 years of professional experience.  Jody’s goal is to provide her clients with their dream home with exceptional service along the way and JDD’s outstanding reputation has been built on these core values.

Curator
Skellig Rock

Benjamin Moore
Beacon Gray 2128-60

Curator
Dense Fog

Benjamin Moore
White Sand OC10

What elements define your style?

I design my client’s homes based on their style. However, I would define my personal style as eclectic. I love to use materials with texture, bringing warmth to a space by using wood finishes, and I also love clean spaces in combination with a pop of color or unique special piece. 

What parts of the coastline did you look to when choosing these colors? Was it the nature? The way you feel when you’re at the beach, a specific memory or vacation, etc.?

I looked to our New England landscape when selecting these colors. If you look outside any of our windows you will see warm neutrals with an earthy base. I chose these colors to bring this natural feel into a home.

There are many trends we see a lot in design along the Connecticut Shoreline and New England, what about your design differentiates you from these trends?

Our primary focus is to design timeless spaces. However, we do love incorporating design trends as well. These trends may change over time, but we are always ahead of this and excited to provide our clients with the perfect result. 

What influences your paint selections, do you tend to use the same colors a lot or are you always looking to try new colors and products?

Our design decisions revolve around our client’s taste. We do have our favorite go-to colors for certain shades. We also are always using new colors and products for the unique look that we feel defines our style. 

What’s your favorite part about living and working on the Connecticut coast?

Connecticut has always been home to us so naturally it is our favorite place to live. We also love working on the coast because it has so much to offer – there are so many different style homes – anything from modern to historic and even varying locations. There is so much opportunity for creativity.

Favorite waterside restaurant on the Shoreline?

Rowayton Seafood

Favorite shop on the Shoreline?

Love shopping for gifts and small accessories at Kirby and Company in Darien. I also love looking for art at Sono Galeries in Norwalk.

Favorite local beach?

Tods Point in Greenwich is one of our favorites.

What would be your perfect weekend on the CT coast?

A day off on the beach with a great book.

Additional Designers

Nina Cuccio Peck 

NINA CUCCIO PECK ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS

For over 30 years as an architect and interior designer, Nina has designed with the philosophy that a well-scaled and finely-detailed house can best be achieved with an eye to the furnishings and interior details that ultimately transform a house into a home.

Benjamin Moore
Palladian Blue HC-144

Benjamin Moore
Revere Pewter HC-172

Farrow & Ball
Wevet No. 273

Farrow & Ball
Siffkey Blue No. 281

Kerianne Smith 

POINT ONE ARCHITECTS

Kerianne’s love for the arts translates into her design process, approaching each space as an artful composition.  Since graduating from Pratt Institute and gaining valuable in-field experience, Kerianne has been coordinating client’ spaces to be a thoughtful representation of their functional and aesthetic goals.

Benjamin Moore
Sea Salt CSP-95

Farrow & Ball
Cromarty No. 285

Curator
Forecast

Benjamin Moore
Seapearl OC-19

For the Good of the Sound:

The mission of Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. They use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations.  Learn More.

This article was originally shared on Shoreline Connecticut and was written by Amanda Frisbee.

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