You might say I like to color my world. Or at least sprinkle colors about my home to make the rooms feel brighter and happier.
I know that many bloggers love the muted colors and tones to decorate their homes. And I think their homes are elegant and beautiful.
But I cannot live without some degree of color in my world. To not have any color would be like enduring weeks of gray rainy days with no sunshine in sight.
Loving All Colors In Nature:
From the yellows, golds, reds and browns of the fall season to the various birds that visit my yard. All of these things stand out because they are colorful.
For instance, the bright red male cardinal and his less colorful mate. And the bright red and purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies to my yard.
My love for color is reflected in every room of my home. And in the gardens where I grow flowers and grasses and herbs.
I like to think of the world as a virtual crayon box of color. Where we can choose any color and as many colors as we desire.
Questions About Using Color:
Some people write and tell me that they want to use more color in their homes, but are uncertain how to go about adding it.
Add it a little at a time. To throw a bunch of colors into the rooms of your home would seem overwhelming. So add a bit at a time and live with it awhile. See how you like it over a few days time.
Choose a color palette of a few colors, or 3 or 4, and lead the eye throughout your home with accents sprinkled here and there.
Color is passionate, cheerful and pleasing to the eye. But too much can be an assault to the senses.
What Would The World Be Like Without Color:
Without any color, my world would be like a coloring book waiting to be filled in. Or a garden waiting for buds to become blooms and then blossoms.
I suppose you could say that is why I color my world.
Because without color my home would seem like an empty canvas. Drab and dreary. Without personality.