Sunday, July 31, 2011

Purple Passion

"Wild Thistle"
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I must confess, purple is my least favorite color. There is also no logical reason for why I dislike it. The only one I can come up with is that was my sister's favorite color. Let me explain. Growing up, we were extremely close in age and very competitive in many things as well as polar opposites in just about every possible way...which lead to us fighting A LOT!

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God is so gracious, because when we became adults, moved out on our own, and had our own families, webecome very close. I can't imagine not having her now. If you'd have told me that when we were kids that would be the case... let's just say I'd have looked at you (and probably said it as well) that you were crazy with a capital "C"! That is the ONLY reason I can come up with for why I've always turned my back on such a regal color.

I once read that the overuse of purple can cause anxious and depressed thoughts because some shades with more blue than red read as cold color. Maybe that is another reason I've always avoided it. I love warm, cheerful, light and happy.

"Blossoms II"
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Life is full of surprises and lately I've found the color is suddenly appealing to me! Shocker! The warm plums that seem so hot for fall are really catching my attention. In one of my earlier posts, I showed some fabric I actually bought with purple in it! Then, I found a vintage lilac print I loved, and now I'm finally opening up to the possibilities. Purple has such a wonderful history. Everywhere you look, especially in the Old Testament of the Bible, it's used over and over to represent holiness and royalty.

So, since it's such a special and very current color, I went on a hunt to find some rooms I liked with Purple as the main color choice. Enjoy!

via Living etc.

via Southern Accents

via A Punch of Color
Suzie:  Dillon Kyle Architecture  gorgeous purple lilac chic bedroom design with iron canopy ...
via Decor Pad and Dillon Kyle Architecture
Gina Kates:  pop of purple. graphic floors   silver geometric painted floors, gray cabinets, ...
via Gina Kates

Suzie:  Liz Caan Interiors  Chic purple closet design with purple walls paint color, lack ...
via Liz Caan Interiors

Suzie:  Liz Caan Interiors  Chic purple closet design with purple walls paint color, textured ...
via Liz Caan Interiors

luvdecor: walk in closet  purple closet
via LuvDecor

Suzie:  Nest Interior Design & Kevin Dotolo Photography!  espresso brown & lilac foyer entrance ...
barely there lilac and brown
via Decor Pad and Nest Interior Design

Suzie:  Muse interiors  Pretty lilac purple office design with lilac walls paint color, purple & ...
via Decor Pad and Muse Interiors

Suzie:  Thanks to Max & Co!  purple lilac and gray bedroom colors. Lilac wall paint color. Iron ...
via Decor Pad and Max & Co.
via Decor Pad and Ashley Whittaker

via Decor Pad

Suzie:  Thanks to TH!   Glamorous purple Bedroom design with crisp white walls, white wingback ...
via Traditional Home
Hope you enjoyed my color posts this week while on vacation. I'll be back on Monday with a renewed spirit and energy...ready to dive into some new projects and fun posts! I'll also probably be VERY ready for some shade:)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Feelin' Blue

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"Morning Glory"
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Today's post is about one of my current favorite colors...

 Maybe it's the stage of life I'm in, but blue seems so relaxing to me. It just calms my spirit right down and helps the brain unwind after going 90 to nothin' all day long! How about you? I dare you to check out these gorgeous rooms and not find that at least one that really appeals to you.
via House Beautiful
Suzanne Kasler via House Beautiful

This dining room is gorgeous!
Candice Olson Design

Soothing Blue Bedroom
via Coastal Living

via Coastal Living
via House Beautiful
Suzanne Kasler Design

via My Home Ideas

via My Home Ideas
via Southern Living
via My Home Ideas
blue and beige brown dining room with chandelier modern
Candice Olson Design

via Coastal Living

via Coastal Living
via Coastal Living

via House Beautiful

via House Beautiful

via House Beautiful

I'm so inspired now. You know you're dying to pull a Miss Bee by running to get blue paint slapped on a wall somewhere!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Green with Envy

B.E. Interiors Photography

"Natural Neon"
B.E. Interiors Photography
Not really, but it sounded good. Green. It's one of those colors that there are million shades of. Everything from neon to hunter to kelly. Take your pick. It's said to be one the more calming colors because it's found so much in nature. Heaven knows I have oodles of photos with green.

Once again, as with all colors, you have to balance your intensity with quantity. I can speak from person experience on this color. I love green and slapped a bunch on my dining room walls without putting much thought into intensity when we first bought this house. That's so uncharacteristic of me, but then again I am known to be a little spontaneous at times...especially when fed up with RED walls. So,up it went, and down it came about two weeks ago. Couldn't live with it on such a constant daily basis. Personal preference, not because it really was bad. I actually kind-of miss it at times.

 So, let's check out some green inspiration pictures today. Enjoy!

One of my favorites via Coastal Living.
Other view of same room. Love it!
via Coastal Living

Tropical Kitchen
and more of the same house! If I remember correctly it's in Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston 'burbs).
via Coastal Living
Elizabeth Dinkel Design

Galveston Idea House Guest Bedroom
Jean Allsopp Design

Master bedroom with natural materials
via Coastal Living

Suzie:  Phoebe Howard.  spring green playful bedroom with green walls, green upholstered bed, ...
via Phoebe Howard

freckles chic:  gold bedroom courtesy of  green walls, green silk drapes, green headboard, green ...
via Better Homes and Gardens
Suzie:  Sarah Richardson!    lovely green cottage bathroom design with green cabinet bathroom ...
Sarah Richardson Design
Suzie:  Artistic Designs for Living  Bright green laundry room design with white washer & ...
via DecorPad

Phoebe Howard Design
Willey Design
Suzie:  Amanda Nisbet.  green cottage bedroom design with green grasscloth wallpaper, white ...
Amanda Nisbet Design

 Enjoying this color series? Good! Hopefully I can finish up these so you have the last two or three before I crash into the bed tonight. Yes, I'm typing these on Friday prior to heading to the beach in the morning. Can you say "SLEEPY"?!

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