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To keep me in a cheery and warm mood, the color trio red, green and yellow helps quite a bit. This trio is a bold one, and is a great color for children and for adults, just look at the fun items below.
Pink and gray remind me of the eighties: sneakers, sweaters and decor. Even though thoughts of the eighties flood might flood your brain, pink and gray are again a current trend. Does the combination remind you of the eighties? If not, then what? How does it make you feel?
The horoscopes can be very fun and interesting thing to read. It can help us along with our day or week with words of wisdom and encouragement, most of the time. Astrology is fascinating, and what I find to be intriguing are the colors
attached to our zodiac signs. The colors that are associated with my sign are green and brown. Interestingly, these two colors put me at ease and I find them to be extremely comforting, especially brown. So, perhaps there is some truth to Astrology.
Green and brown work well in studies, these are the two colors that I automatically think of when a 'study' is mentioned. Of course, they are not limited to only thet study. The darker and heavier shades seem to have a traditional feel to me, though I know that is not always the case. There are so many pieces, in so many styles of design, which is absolutely wonderful. I do have to add that I feel burgundy is also a traditional type color but I have not found many decor items in a variety of styles, they seem to be limited to a few particular styles (I do hope that changes soon).
So, what do you think about green and brown?
While color therapy month doesn't start until March, most feel it is never too soon to start therapy after the holidays. To help everyone chill out, relax and bring themselves back to center, try some of these color therapy gifts.
What better gift for a color lover than to turn their entire visual world into the color they love most! Okay, so that's not exactly the intended purpose of these glasses, but even if you're not into the whole 'color therapy' thing these look pretty awesome. The makers claim that the glasses provide 100% UVA and UVB rays protection (UV 400)... So, let the stylish healing begin! Three styles in multiple sizes. All from Biowave. Large Fit Over Style | Prostyle | Round Style.
Florian Pucher's LANDCARPET is a modern area rug inspired by nature and farmed landscapes. It shows the world from straight above, as we usually see it only out of the window of a plane. Based on Satellite images, Land Carpet is a fascinating aerial view that you can touch. The stylized fields are of different height and appear like a miniaturized landscape. As each country deals with landscapes and farming in a different way the carpet comes in different versions, each representing a different continent or country. Limited editions of 88 pieces per sereis. Hand-tufted from New Zealand Wool.
Blue and purple make for an appealing match. They are almost similar in a way. This is a color combo that is not regularly seen. yes, it is out there, but as much as you might think. The combination of blue and purple would actually work well in a nursery, in a washed out version of themselves. It would be nice the two paired together more often.
Red is a complex and very intriguing color. It is often associated with boldness, pain, blood, anger and danger. Though these negative associations are contrasted by many opposing associations. The one that stands out the most would have to be love.
Red affects my mood, as do all colors, of course, but red the most. I've noticed that when I wear or am surrounded by red, it gives me a boost of energy, confidence and puts me in such a cheerful mood!
Gray is one of those colors that looks good with just about any color it is paired with– a huge neutral for me. The versatility that the color gray possesses is truly impressive, which is why i chose today to pair it with the lovely and daring color red.
When someone thinks of 'colorful' most of the time gray and white are not the colors that come to mind. The twosome are dull, yet calming. What I like most about gray is that it's a neutral, and when another color is added it always livens it up. As for white, it also meshes well with other tones just as gray. Gray and white together radiate a serene ambiance. Being that gray and white have calming and relaxing qualities, they work well in bedrooms and powder rooms. What do you think about gray and white? Is it calming to you or just plain boring?
We're fortunate to have guest authors Megan Fizell & Cassandra Edlefsen share their collaborative colour series here on COLOURlovers. Their monthly colour project considers select artworks featuring one predominant colour within the context of the pigment’s history and in relation to natural edible form. Read more about the project at the bottom of this post. You can find the original articles on Feasting on Art. The one below is located here.
Hung Liu’s artistic production is a process of recollection – a symbolic excavation. Having weathered the re-education of artists vis-a-vis Mao’s Cultural Revolution and immigration to the U.S. in 1984, Hung Liu’s influences are richly transcultural. She is known as one of the very first Chinese artists to study within the U.S. and has since received numerous accolades for her dynamic work. Starting from anonymous photographs (often of unnamed Chinese prostitutes), Liu’s portrayals pair elements of tradition with contemporary critique. Vividly, her use of colour challenges her audiences’ emotive links to colour. In an interview she gave in 1995, Hung Liu refers to her vibrant use of colour, particularly red: “Red is an alarming color. We use red lights to warn people; to tell about danger and to use caution. In China, red is the color of the national flag. It is also the color of revolution; it suggests blood. Red also is used for celebration; it is festive and is used for such things as weddings, the Chinese New Year, and red banners. I like to work with layers of meaning.” (1)
Hung Liu, Yang, 2008
I spied this wonderful baby room back in July from a spectacular photographer we have featured on our COLOURlovers Wedding channel before in Creative Engagement: "Pushing Daises". Thanks again to Jordan Weiland for letting us feature another and yet, more personal piece of photography. This is her daughter, Autumn's room.
So much creativity was put in to this and yet it remains simple. I like the mix of vintage and modern with a little splash of imagination pieced here and there. I even love the blue, even though it's for a little girl. I always consider blue sort of a depressing wall colour, but this room has completely changed my mind on that. With the additions of some sunny yellow, warm furniture-brown and a hint of raspberry-red specs here and there - it all pulls together nicely.
Rather than simply regurgitate this post from Jordan's blog (here: "Autumn's Room"), I've gathered a few more snippets of information on what was used and links to where you can get things similar to what was used in this room.