Whilst I love most colours,
there are some combinations
that make me stop and have a second look.
That's when I know I have to put that
photo, sketch, fabric, paint sample etc
into my file for later consideration
The file is bulging at the seams
so I thought
I would reorganise.
Guess what I found?
There is a colour that
stops me in my tracks
It doesn't have to be bold and bright
I think the red/white check floor just has that excitement factor
that lifts it above the normal black/white....NO?
When mixed with the warmth of the floor and the bag here
...to me...it becomes a cool colour
Work that one out...I can't!!!!
above ...the red throw makes the purples
in the wall hangings and on the side table
it subdues the black and stops
it from overpowering the room
You know here...
who would ever notice if you had a spot on the lovely white lounge
or a cat size dust bunny poking out from underneath.
The eye is so totally drawn to the art but it doesn't overpower the rest..
(.of course I haven't seen it in real life so that might be all of the room and it might just slap you in the face!!!!!!!)
From high drama to country chic with the flash of a bit of red check
Then high drama again
This is the true warmth of
strike a match to the logs,
grab a good book,
pull the throw over your knees,
a cup of earl grey tea on the box,
a still warm madoline
and heaven help anyone who disturbs me
I confess, I confess
images 6 & 8 I think I pinched from Kathysue here
the rest, out of my files whose origins have long disappeared...Sorry.
I still can't say that red is my favourite colour
but it is one that attracts my attention
(So I guess that is why it is used for stop lights...DUH!!!)
It makes my heart flutter....it makes me want to stay awhile...
it makes me want to come back
Do you have a colour that affects you like that?