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I have always been a fan of brown and beige, it definitely has to do with their versatility, simplicity and natural nature. They are not too bold, but hold their own and can be accessorized fairly easily. Some may find brown and beige to be dull, which is understandable. Though, perhaps it is rather boring when done a monotonous way, without accents, textures and in moderate doses. I have selected some elegant and soothing pieces that bare the beautiful tones. Enjoy!
Fiestaware (Fiesta® Dinnerware) has been brightening up dinner tables since they first introduced their color saturated dinnerware, during the drab days of the depression. Created by the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, West Virginia, since 1936 (with a hiatus from 1973 to 1985), Fiestaware was started "with the intent of giving people who were having a real miserable time something that wasn't expensive, that could brighten up their table, make their live a little cheerier," says president Joe Wells III in an quote from a recent article in the Oregonian, and they did it using color.
Fiestaware's signature solid colored Art Deco style was designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead, and first launched in a brilliant red.
Today, rare pieces and colors can be worth thousands, like the covered onion soup bowl in turquoise which was only produced for one year in 1973, which is valued at $8,000.
Fiestaware has bee produced in 40 colors with at least one new shade being added each year since 2000. The latest color was inspired by Michelle Obama's inauguration dress, a yellow-green hue named lemongrass.
We all have seen hints of the 80's sprinkled here and there throughout the design world, right? With the 80's in mind, I had to go with pink and black, and not just any pinks, but rich, bold pinks.
I must admit that I have been watching commercials from this totally rad decade and pretty much miss how fun and bold everything was. So, here are the
colors black and pink used in home decor items.
What do you think?
Studio Tjep’s Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a self-sufficient farm, restaurant, hotel and amusement park for 1,000 people per day. All food for the restaurant comes from the central structure and directly adjacent fields. Oogst 1000 combines extreme fun with extreme usefulness. One can see this amusement park as a huge people processor. Hotel guests are also the farmers, when you work, you can stay for free.
I have been inspired by all of the grays and greens that I have been seeing an awful lot of lately, and felt that it would be suitable to dedicate a post to the fabulous duo. I have mentioned before that green is one of my absolute favorite colors, so there is another excuse. As in the examples shown, a soft to medium green against a soft or charcoal gray works wonderfully together, producing a very soothing and hip feel.
Do you like green and gray together?
I have been very into reds and oranges recently so I am taking this opportunity to share my finds that possess thes luscious and warm tones. When thinking about red and orange together it really does not seem to be appealing at all to me. Perhaps it could be that they are both pretty bold colors, and can tend to be overpowering when used in enormous dosages.
When viewing orange and red side by side as in the objects pictured, it does not seem so harsh, but rather hip and pleasant. They really do not look bad at all.
As mentioned in several posts prior to this, I have always loved gray tones long before I became fond of bright, bold hues. I will always adore gray and white, which is my reason for choosing this pairing (any excuse I have that will allow me to talk about the two, I will happily take advantage of it).
If I could get away with generously adorning my home in all white, I would. As some find it to be quite boring, drab, old or whatever negative term you would like to use for it, I find it to be rather invigorating and fresh. As for gray, when used on the walls it is amazing, and I believe it's very versatile, as far as decorating goes. It comes across as chic, in my opinion.
Do you think that gray is fun color to work with as well as white?
The color combination of orange and brown brings to mind the 70's as well as fast food places, in particular Roy Rogers which I use to love as a little girl (but it no longer exists in my area). Being that orange and browns are used, or were used, in some restaurants makes sense as it is suppose to stimulate appetite.
Some love the two shades combined and some do not. If you are one who does not find this marriage of hues pleasing then maybe the cute items chosen may help to change that.
what are your feeling on the selected colors?
The exterior structure is composed of hundreds of polycarbonate transparent recycled plastic tubes made from used CD cases, which will be able to be recycled again at the end of the building’s life. Multi-colored LED lights will be built into the exterior structure and be computer controlled to change the appearance of the exterior.
A 1,600 sq meter solar thermal energy system of heat collecting tubes on the roof will power the pavilion.
A misting system will also add to the structures appearance and help give it a dream like feel. It can be sprayed in various patterns under the entrance ceiling to give the building a fresh and elegant appearance. The mist will also help lower the temperature, purify the air and create a comfortable climate in pavilion.
Yellow is warm, fresh and summer-y, as is the color white. The two can be strong and should probably be used sparingly. Yellow can irritate little ones when overused, which is not a good thing (I find it to be quiet interesting that when I'm sick I do not like seeing the color yellow). I love white as well as yellow, but I would go crazy if I had to view it in enormous doses on a daily basis. It is good to keep this in mind, and if you feel as though you can't get enough, and can handle an overwhelming amount of yellow, then have fun.
What do you think of the two colors, and how do they affect you?