Thursday, April 24, 2014

Color Confidence

What is it that so blatantly makes us different from children??? In my opinion, it's the free spirit, adventurous nature to experiment and incredibly creative attitude. They have no reservations or inhibitions about being judged on their creative labor. The world is their playground to observe, experiment, learn, grow and be happy through this entire process. Which brings us to our today's post. 

Remember how ambitious we were as kids when it came to the use of color and our artistic endeavors. Each was a master piece with our ability to use each and every color that the crayon box had to offer. Why, even now my son reminds me of me when he complains endlessly that a 96 count crayola box does not include his perfect green !!!
"If your afraid of color, add it in small doses and let it seep under your skin until your comfortable with what you see. Here a grouping of colorful vases adds a lively contemporary touch to my breakfast nook."
But somewhere along the way, most of us loose this free spirit and virgin quality to use colors to our hearts content. The use of colors on our walls and in decorating our homes becomes a daunting task. We succumb to the pressures of trends, perfect magazine images and tend to equate neutral color palette's with instant sophistication.

In my opinion we have to unlearn what we've learnt when it comes to the use of colors. Adopting the child like quality to experiment even if it means you are the only one whose happy with the way your home looks, is something you have to come to terms with. Remember your home is your haven. And  a wonderful way to make it reflect your personality would be to add touches of colors that make you happy and bring a sense of well-being. 

With spring here, I'm  not going to tame my heart. I'm going to be busy using color and using color with confidence and elan !!! 

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  1. Inhibition has to be the worst part of gaining adulthood ! I love going overboard with colour, be it on my canvas or in my home :-) 'Being comfortable with colour' is a state of the mind and personality that must be extended to home decor :-) Plenty of time to worry about the greys on the head and the walls later :-) Lovely post Sruthi.

    1. I can't agree with you more Karishma.......thank you for stopping by:)

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    1. I got them at different points from different places, but they all look like they belong together........the orange one is from Harris Teeter (my grocery store) !!! Thank you for reading Reshma, have a great weekend:)

  3. Agree that as we grow up we succumb to "trends" and following suit!

    My faaaave designer who does COLOR that boldly is Abigail Ahern, sure you must be reading her too. She goes on the dark-color side too often, but her boldness in using them is something else.

    I look forward to seeing your spring decor here.


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