Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tobi Fairley on Color

I saw Tobi's blog in August and had to share. She must love color as much as I do. Her examples of rooms shown below highlight color with lots of courage. I find them delightful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. She asks what is a favorite, and my answer has to be "All of them!"

Just about any pop of color can take a room to a different level. I can hardly decide which color is my favorite to pop in. Luckily over the last few years Pantone, the respected color institute, has been helping to guide us with their Color of the Year including this year’s color, Emerald.
And though I love their expert opinion,  I’d like to hear from you…which color is your favorite to pop into a space and why?
Is it Orange like I used in my Living Room? This citrus-y hue looks great any time of year. And if it’s good enough for Sinatra and Hermes, well…
Or maybe Green, like this year’s Emerald craze? Green is definitely on the top of my list. Particularly this space from the pages of House Beautiful. Is it on yours?
Or how about Yellow? This gorgeous design by Nick Olsen makes me want to make my home sunny all year long.
Everyone’s mad about blue. Is it your favorite hue? I love this chic Marrakech space recently featured in Elle Decor by Caitlin Dowe Sandes.
Red is making a come back. Or did it ever go out? Do you want to infuse this hot color in your space? It’s hard to go wrong with a classic Scarlet shade as evidenced by this spread from Traditional Home Magazine.
Or a softer version might be your cup of tea. I’ve always been a pink girl myself. Can you cozy up to this Feminine tone?
And finally purple. Never my favorite color in the past, purple has been making strides with me, particularly shades of Lavender and Orchid. This Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles spread certainly makes purple pop!
So tell me, which color is your favorite to infuse into a space? I can’t wait to hear what you think.
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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous post! I didn't know emerald was in this year. Cool. I think the color I tend to pop is a shade of blue/green. I think it is very calming.
    Happy New Year!