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Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Quest for Color!!! Where do you go?

Everything thing is bright and white out. After these past few snow storms my little corner of Chester County PA is a (slowly melting) winter wonderland! The white snow and gray trees remind me of all the white and weathered wood we've been seeing in the design world recently...It is peaceful. It is quiet. But it's making me yearn for more warmth than a white faux fur throw blanket tossed over a weathered wood chair can bring. It's making me yearn for....

COLOR!!!

Now, I love color anytime of the year. And I have certain sensibilities about what colors I decorate and dress with, as I am sure you do. But this time of year I have a particular craving for bright, juicy, 711 slushee colors. Colors that make my mouth water. Colors that sing of summer. Colors that simply warm me up.


I love seeing different color combinations in homes. It may not be what I do at my own home, but simply seeing it is a thrill....

Notice how white is used as a back drop for many of the colors in these photos......

domino

fresh color living-room
Side note! See the Cyclamen in the photo above to the right of the white chair? I just love those! A great winter indoor plant!

Natural warm architecture like exposed bricks and wood also can balance bright color...

The soft green on the walls here takes some of the edge of the fucshia and compliments it at the same time...

With a ton of color white seems to just soften it for me but I also love seeing color craze drippy deep hue on the walls...


I also love all the color cotton quilting fabric by designers like Anna Marie Horner, Amy Butler and Jennifer Paganelli.





This little montage from Jennifer Paganelli with the snowy trees and a colorful "sky" shows
my sentiments EXACTLY!!



I love reading Ada and Darcy when I need a nice dosage of candy colors...


Kate Spade's Ad campaigns are always full of bright color and are undeniably cheery...
lala! Spring is coming!

And there is something about spice market photos that always throw my heart for a whirl...

The same thing for piles of indian dye powder...Look at it! Does it get you going? Does it speak to you the way it speaks to me? So pretty!!

I swear I get high off color. Truth be told, I will not lie. No huffing or puffing. Just looking at color...

Homes and Markets and Fabrics and Art...Above all, my quest for color is satisfied most when I am some place warm surrounded by flowers, water, and fish and colorful skies. These things I will not post photos of because they are so much better to day dream about...

Where do you go on your quest for color? Do you get color cravings too?

2 comments:

  1. I'm the same way! I love a room full of gray, white, and black, but I also enjoy injecting color wherever possible. I currently have my eye on some yellow throw pillows from Target that would look great in our Living Room!

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  2. Those Indian dye colors are amazing. I know what you mean about color getting you going. I keep seeing this commercial for house paint and it makes me perk up every time I see it, especially when they mix the paint. Pretty post!

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