Yep, I have to say, COLOR is important to me. Not because I'm an artist and "sewist" and crafter, but just because I truly love color.
Color is powerful. It can encourage a calm, patient mood or actually cause anxiety for some. I would rather live somewhere in between.
Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to predict the new color trends for large paint companies like Sherwin Williams, Behr and Benjamin Moore, among others. Trying to guess what the new colors will be is quite the gamble, but with DIY an accepted term in households today and shows on cable's HGTV network telling us to be brave and take a chance on anything OTHER than beige, more homeowners and diy'ers are tickled "pink" and ready to paint the town Aqua instead of Red!
I've lived in various houses as an adult and each one was a different style of home. Each was decorated in a complimentary way to the age and type of house it was and with beautiful colors. Not one house I've lived in was painted in builder grade/no color beige or blank white. Not that I am crazy with color...not at all. I just love color and for the colors I use in my home to make people feel welcome and most of all to make me and my daughter smile, no matter which room we are in.
What is your favorite color? Does it change from house to house or when you see the latest perfect pair of shoes? Do you see a gathering of paint chips and feel like running for you life? Here is hoping to adding a bit more color to your world, whether it is in the form of a new neon yellow pair of sandals, a red washer and dryer, a chartreuse (apple green) Kitchenaid mixer, a custom painted SUV in candy pink, or a few gallons of soft Robin's Egg Blue semi-gloss paint on the walls of your master bath.
Cheers to all the beautiful colors of the rainbow, the colors that surround us and being just a bit more brave the next time we walk up to the paint counter, paint chip in hand.