Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Color in Clothes and Decor Mirror Each Other

The clothing and decorating worlds mirror each other, probably reflecting the yearly hues chosen by Panatone. One article I read this morning. " What colors go with/enliven gray?" suggests the jewel colors emerald, sapphire, garnet and amethyst and the food colors of plum, lemon yellow, watermelon and mustard as well as red, pink and black. These suggestions work for clothes or accent colors in gray rooms.

 Personally, I don't like gray much because it reminds me of dreary weather. Also, I think the gray tones will be old hat in just a few years in decor. Remember when brown tones were so popular? Maria Killam, the international decorator I learn from, says most color trends last ten years for home decor. That may be the main reason she advocates using all white in kitchens.

Just a short note today because I have many more boxes to unpack. It is overcast here in Fredericksburg and I am hoping the sunshine appears soon. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree, and I think that is why my house needs new colors, it has been 7 years and the gold is old!
    I do love grey, to wear, but not on walls. Although I have seen some stunning decor with it.
    Hugs and happy unpacking : )