Sometimes you just need natural colors in your life, right? I’m having some kind of color fevers – one day I’m head over heels for bright palettes, other days I crave simple shades of black, white, gray. I’m guessing it’s a normal thing, people change, as well as their styles and aesthetics. Does this happen to you (because it happens to me quite regularly)?
Well, guess what – the awful weather we have here (and which seems to last forever!) has me dreaming about sunny yellows that just pop out and make any day look better. So I’m indulging today in pretty pictures where the focus is on yellow (but of course!).
With these shiny, warm days all I have on my mind are colors, colors, colors! It was never a secret I’m totally obsessed with them, but there’s something special happening to me when it’s spring outside – then yellow, blue, red or green gets so much more weight and it’s like life wouldn’t exist without them, you know what I mean? So when I need a dose of bright hues, I head over Design Seeds and of course you know this brilliant site full of inspiration. Here are my highlights for today.
With the spring being here, I can’t help but be inspired by its freshness and brightness. Spring’s green color is my absolute favorite shade and the blue – well, it always feels airy and clean, so this combo is a perfect addition to anything especially after a dreary winter. That’s why I was so smitten by this table setting and the room itself – I could feel the smell of spring through the pictures!
Happy Monday, sweets! It’s a real spring here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have so much sun and warm temperatures – I missed this SO much! And that’s why I’m utterly inspired by a color combination now - coral and mint! Truth is I always loved it, but the pastel shades of these two feel so feminine and modern now that I couldn’t resist but share my obsession with you. I found a pretty nursery decorated with mint and coral, take a look and tell me – what’s your favorite color combo this season?
I can’t get enough of coral and mint! And don’t even make me start on the fashion side of the two colors :)
*images via lay baby lay
I have the feeling that even though tangerine was named the color of 2012 we’ll be seeing a lot of nude and I’m pretty sure taupe will be among the trendsetters this season. And not every taupe nuance, but crayola taupe which is close the Chanel Particuliere, you know the nail polish? It’s just as soothing as pale pink/peach is (less feminine perhaps), but it’s so much more modern in my opinion – I guess I’ve seen a lot of soft pales lately. Earthy colors will always be a good alternative to any color, so while we’re at backups, let’s make the best of them! Yay for taupe!
It’s finally Friday, friends! But for me it’s more than that – it’s also Christmas eve today and Christmas celebration tomorrow. Yes, might look to you we’re like living on another Planet, but that’s how it is – our Christmas is in January (cool kids like me celebrate it on December 25th and January 7th, so all is well).
How did your 2012 start off? Have you put your resolutions on paper yet? I haven’t, but I have only two or three, so there’s not much need for me to do it.
On another note, the two images below kept popping out all day today so I just couldn’t ignore how refreshing the color palette is: navy, white and green – totally gorgeous, feels like a breath of fresh air.
Enjoy the weekend!
*images 1 via decor8, 2 via style me pretty, both found via pinterest
You probably all heard that Pantone named the color of 2012 Tangerine Tango. Just like its last year’s sister – honeysuckle – tangerine is a rich, bright hue which leaves a big impact on a room if used right. Accessories, a wall, a rug or a sofa will bring a cheery vibe into your home, tangerine will simply make your space warmer, happier, more modern and home-y. Of course, tangerine will be equally often used in fashion industry (I think the trend was clearly seen already in 2011, right?). Lipstick, nail polish, silky dresses – all tangerine colored will definitely make for a bright year!
If you still didn’t hear about Leslie Shewring then you must be living on another Planet. Leslie is the famous color columnist on decor8 whose posts we breathlessly await every month, Leslie is an amazing artist and photographer, Leslie is the creative person behind this visual delight – A Creative Mint (which is a gem of a blog, by the way!). There is really no need to explain who is Leslie, right? She’s THE blogger we must know and look up to :). One thing I love about her blog is how well categorized are her posts, it’s so easy to browse when you have them organized by colors! Here are some of the too many pictures I wanted to share with you: