I believe that as we grow and change in our lives, our decorating preferences change as well. That’s a good thing! How boring life would be if everything were always the same!
I think the same applies to color. I love color! The last house we lived in was a cacophony of rich-coloured rooms. Think Ralph Lauren “Polo”… dark blue living room, red family room, golden yellow bedroom… You get the picture? I loved it. It was “me” (back then…).
As time has moved along, my colour palette of favourites has changed. The rich, dark-coloured rooms have been replaced with light, neutral shades. I love to play around with accent colours. Here are a few of my (current!) favourites:
Blue ~ Calming. Spa-like. “Beachy”. Cottage-like.
Black and metal ~ History. Strength. Grounding.
Red ~ Energy. Conversation. Stirring.
And my current favourite colour that is the backdrop for all these other colours?…
White! ~ Fresh. Calm. A breath. Relaxing. Refreshing. New. Ahh.
I just read somewhere that “white is a shot of Botox for your house. It makes your home feel fresh and young…” I love that! Its layers of shades and textures seem soft and inviting to me. It makes me relax.
It feels like…home.
(Linking up to Songbird’s “We Love White” party)