According to a recent article I've read the top five colors for spring fashions are honeysuckle pink, orange, yellow, tropical blue and lavender.
In the decorating world, all of these colors with maybe the exception of tropical blue made the list as well. I don't let lists like these influence me when I choose items for my wardrobe or paint color, etc, for my home. For fashion, I like almost any color with the exception of gray. You will not find any gray in my wardrobe as it just doesn't go with my coloring.
And for the house, I prefer a neutral background so I can accessorize with any color I choose. The exception being my red kitchen. I love it and will keep it a few more years, I'm sure. I haven't decided yet what color to paint the upstairs bathroom walls. The beadboard will probably be white. Right now the main colors there are navy and white. Here again, in decorating, I like most colors with the exception of gray. I've always found gray to be a depressing color. But that is just me.
Remember when earth tones were really popular? I once wallpapered our former kitchen in a chocolate brown with white dots in the design. The cabinets and woodwork were white. I got compliments on that kitchen. I can't imagine a brown kitchen now. But the truth is that one of the reasons I picked out that particular wall paper was that it was a really heavy vinyl and it covered a lot of flaws on the walls of that kitchen in the old farmhouse we used to live in. And it turned out great and was "in style" at the time.
I'm not a real big fan of green although I like the soft sage green. And I was quite fond of the navy, hunter green and burgundy color scheme several years ago. I do love plants and feel that they add punch to a room. There are several shades of green that I feel only belong outside unless it's a plant. Take this green below.
No, you will not find John Deere green in my house. It really almost matches the green of the grass doesn't it? Maybe that's why I don't do green in the house...we are surrounded by it outside in the spring and summer. And remember the avocado green and harvest gold of long ago? Oh my.
What are your favorite colors? Is there a color that you wouldn't ever wear or have in your house? Do you like neutrals or a lot of color?
Until next time...