October 11, 2012
As a member of the My Colortopia team this week, we’re all taking turns featuring our favorite color as part of My Colorful Life Project and naturally I picked blue. A lot of things inspire me when it comes to decorating my home and choosing meaningful accessories for it. Travel inspires me, pattern inspires me, nature inspires me, exotic architecture inspires me, and color inspires me greatly. The first that always comes to mind when I decorate is blue.
I’ve always been drawn to blue, and cannot resist its soothing powers. It’s the color we witness when we go outside on a sunny day or when we visit the coast or take a dip in a pool.
As an ode to blue, I pulled together some favorite images to illustrate.
Blue makes me feel anything but blue, it makes me feel refreshed, serene, and happy. And that really is the key when it comes to choosing color for our homes, because color is so closely tied with emotion. Find those colors or palettes that speak to you and embrace them whole heartedly when you design your personal spaces.
This week Glidden is encouraging everyone to share their favorite colorful images on Pinterest with the hashtag #MyColorfulLife and on Facebook for a chance to be featured in Glidden’s My Colorful Life mosaic, it can be anything colorful at all from across the spectrum, a flower, room, scene from nature, home accessory, anything in any color you find inspiring! View the My Colorful Life video and submit your favorite colorful photos on the Glidden Facebook page to have yours added to the Glidden My Colorful Life Mosaic.
I find as much as I love pale blues, I’m especially drawn to deeper more intense blues like peacock and cerulean, especially on walls and furniture. What about you? Do you have a favorite shade of blue or is there another color that speaks to you? What is the one color you decorate with the most?