Friday, February 25, 2011

COLOR ME....(Fill in the blank)

"Colors are the smiles of nature."
Leigh Hunt

"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.  My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.  My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when its wet, and all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet".  ~Shel Silverstein

 
I thought I would start out today with some GREAT quotes about color!! It is amazing, what  a touch of it, can do for your soul! Think of the feeling you get when you look into the clearest blue ocean or lake, or when you see the first leaves change for fall, or the beautiful first tulips you see of spring??  We all have certain colors that move us...what color makes you feel happy?

I tend to shy away from bold color in interiors for myself, and I'm not sure why. I am always drawn to colorful interiors for others, Look at this amazing Lilly Pulitzer bedding below!! Would you love to crawl into this bed!!





When it comes to color, I usually add just small pieces to my usually neutral palette, so below, see some of the great, colorful accessories available!




Look at these colorful, fun ,outside "Tiki" stools!! Sure to brighten up any patio party, and so great to be able to pull these little seats to wherever you need to go! $69 from Design Public

And look at this colorful yellow rug from West Elm! So perfect for a breakfast nook or a sun room!


so the top pics have been a little larger, but here are a few small things that can add a big "punch" to any spot in your home!


Love, Love LOVE this Bicycle print from LittlePaperplanes its only $14, just add a colorful frame, and you have a tiny colorful little Gem!! The next is also from Littlepaperplanes, and also, bicycle themed....it has nothing to do with Interiors, but I love this bag, and AGAIN, ITS ONLY $14!!! adorable, right??



Look at this super cool Abacus!! so creative to think an abacus can become an amazing piece of art when scaled larger!! Its from CB2 and little pricey, at $149...but I love the idea!!




Do you LOVE???

Look at these cute little bowls!! A perfect little touch to any table! If I told you they were from West Elm, Crate and Barrel or Pier one Imports..would you believe me?? I know!!! But they aren't! they are from WALMART!!!!!  only $19.97 for a set of 6..the name of my game is AFFORDABLE design, people!!


So there you go..a few cheapies, a few not so cheapies..My point, a little color goes a long way!! I will end with a few more great quotes about color!! Enjoy your Friday!!


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  Rabindranath Tagore ~indian poet


"The Best Color In the Whole World, Is the one that looks good on you"~ CoCo Chanel

2 comments:

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

Love to have that bed. The color is just so inviting. Makes one want to sleep the whole day.

Design Thoughts~Kim said...

Sunrooms Northern Ireland!! I AGREE!!

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