Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bold color for bold people

These bold, colorful, unabashedly bright spaces make me smile. I've chosen some quotes to go with the, for your reading enjoyment.

"Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter."
~Paul Klee
via Adrian Briscoe
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
via Tim Evan-Cook
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
~Georgia O'Keefe
via Chris Everard
" A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts."
~Donna A. Favors
via Daniel Farmer
"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."
~Alice Walker
via Polly Wreford
{I stumbled upon the site that houses these images via Dilly Dallas}

How does color affect you?

42 comments:

Rachel Follett said...

Wow! What a fabulous post! I especially love that quote: "Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Mo said...

GORGEOUS!! Really beautiful. I love the green and blue. =)

Erin said...

Way cool!!! LOVE the quotes to go along with the lovely rooms! Color makes me happy like nothing else. Well maybe icecream. Colorful icecream...perfect!

avant garde said...

i love that last quote, about pissing god off :) perfect. color to me is just about everything. it's mood, it's life and it's necessary. i seem to go through phases of my life where i deviate to one color palette over another. right now i'm loving smoky greys, wines and metallics. loving i tell ya!

PS~Erin said...

That couch is awesome!

I love the green quote too.

Houston's Weekly Chic said...

Gorgeous rooms! I'm a sucker for a good fish pillow!

Ginger said...

Color moves me in ways I couldn't possibly describe; it has the power to evoke emotion without words, and what's better than that? ;) Have you seen this site: http://www.colourlovers.com ? It's all about combinations and palettes; the graphic designer where I work turned me onto it . . .

TheBeautyFile said...

I love color so...I think I appreciate it most when it's surrounded by neutrals or black. Any pop of color gives me an instant mini moment of happy!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Color breathes life!

meohmyoh said...

Bold color makes me feel super sassy :] In a fabulous way, not in a talk about you behind your back kind of way. LOVE the first couch omg

Diana said...

that yellow wall can give someone a seizure but i love it!

Sanity Fair said...

I'm a bold people! :) I LOVE color. I wear orange all the time, I'll do a room in lime green. I used to be all neutrals - now, I may need to dial it back the other way. I love that you included black and white too. That can pack a real punch - just as much as tangerine. Great post!

Gaia said...

I love white rooms but those are gorgeous!
Love the red chair!

jaboopee said...

i like morrissey's quote of
"i wear black on the outside cos black is how i feel on the inside"

those images are just beautiful esp. second one

Lily G. said...

I love these bold colors!! I absolutely adore bold accents.

leni said...

i love the fabrics in the photos above. Also, you have the best polaroids in your previous posts! I'm very envious.

Caitlin said...

I love this blog! And congrats on all your awards!
-Caitlin

The Consummate Hostess said...

Love, love, love the blue room!! I also adore bold color :).

christina said...

What a fun post! Love all the color and all the quotes. Brilliant.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This is such a fabulous post, Christina! Alice Walker's post is the best!

Hanako66 said...

I love these vibrant rooms....I enjoy being surrounded by color!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

I really love the last one...says.."I'm rich and I like to sit and reflect on my riches"...lol

B said...

so digging on that green wallpaper!

i have been seriously wanting to do my townhouse in some pretty wallpaper. but do not want to fuss over taking it down if i move. is there a easy way for me to be happy with wallpaper?!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

these are some great colors - seeing a room decorated like these is very inspiring!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

TERI REES WANG said...

I am a student of the Psychology of Color, and with that in mind, I tend to tackle any various version that tickles my ideals. So, at the moment my 'all-in-one' room is painted a plum purple, and since then we seem to be a bit more cerebral around here.

I do watch how the guys react to each room, if the judge the color first, or comment on how the feel in that room either on their way out, or the second time around.

drollgirl said...

these are amazing! i love color, but am sometimes a little shy with it. the last pic is the most "me", but i love them all!

Tamstyles said...

love these pictures. and the sofa his fierce.

Kristin said...

I could so live with the pea soup.

CC. said...

love love love that yellow and all the colors. i cant wait to decorate! ahhh

Berry said...

Love the second photo! The colors are just stunning!

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

wow. simply amazing entry.

thanks for stopping by :)

chicknamedhermia said...

I love all of them! Especially the first couch!!!

In general I prefer having warmly airy colours where I live, cos I like to have a relaxing environment! But I do like having one or two rooms with lovely bright colours and contrasting patterns so an energy boost!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Love them all, especially the third one. When I see the right color for me at the time, it is very clear I have to be surrounded by it. Sometimes days, sometimes always!

Maverick Malone said...

Color DEFINITELY sets a mood or tone...

Kotori said...

That red chair - I love it! I'm all for color, as you know, I think it brightens your day... I'm not one for pale tones in a room or on me.

Rachel said...

Color is my friend! Love these images!

Iva said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG!! LOVE THIS!no.seriously! how awesome is that 3rd shot?!?! WOW WOW WOW loving it,and the last one too!! aaahhmazing!

Mod Podge Amy said...

The blues are so wonderful - ah, I just LOVE blue!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Great bold colored rooms! I used one bold color - in my bedroom. It's parrokeet green and I'm so happy waking up to that color every morning :)

Elissa said...

Beautiful colours! I received my Mineralista make up (also beautiful colours) - thanks! I'll post about them on my blog when I've had a chance to try them out. They look amazing even in the jars.

naphtali said...

Great pics....and definitely like Dilly Dallas. :)

jen said...

Ha ha! I love the one by Alice Walker!

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