Monday, March 4, 2013

Color Inspiration: Seafoam and Scarlet. Crimson and Mint. Aqua and Poppy. Tiffany Blue and Red.

February and March are my least favorite months. Gray skies are driving me nuts, freezing drizzle is making my hair perpetually flat, and the novelty of scarves and boots wore off a long time ago. I CAN HAZ SPRING? I want to forget winter and surround myself with these these clean, bright colors. They bring to mind so many fresh, happy images: Strawberries and mojitos made with fresh mint, crabs scuttling through the surf, cardinals flying through clear blue skies, a shiny red manicure accented with seaglass rings, and blah blah blah I could go on forever! But I'll shut up now and let you enjoy the pictures. *grin*

Is that red ivy? F'realz? It looks like the entrance to a magical garden!
Beaded statement necklace with vintage enamel flower by Bean&theSprout on Etsy
I  want to dress up a plain black tee and jeans with a big honkin' piece like this!
Kind of Scarlett O'Hara, kind of awesome. Seen at The Rock and Roll Bride

Hellooooo, 50s sci-fi gadgetry! I don't even have an iPhone, and I want this case by Andrekart on Etsy.
Mmm, glass tile! Modern bathroom design by Gast Architects, seen at First Home Dreams
Um, can I take this to Bonnaroo? I WISH. If you're in the U.K, the Constance camper is available for rent from Snail Trail.
Pinup chic, seen at Humans of New York 
I never imagined that mismatched earrings could look this good. By MiaMontgomery on Etsy
How was your weekend? Despite the dreariness, I honestly just had one of the best weekends I've had in years. On Saturday, Keith and I went to Nashville Public Library to hear Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil, speak about his work. The event was so full, a huge number of people were diverted to another room to watch the speech on a monitor. But we unexpectedly got rockstar front row seats. I sat two seats away from Mayor Karl Dean. And I got to ask a question that's bothered me about Beatrice & Virgil for over a year! But I've already told you about that...

After the book event, Keith treated me to a surprise romantic dinner at Morton's Steakhouse. Their Secret Garden cocktail is subtle but delicious--cucumber, elderflower liquer, and fresh thyme... yum! We ended the evening with good friends at Mercy Lounge. Wild Cub was my musical discovery of the evening. On Sunday, we went horseback riding at Juro Stables. I love riding, and I hadn't been in the saddle in years. I was lucky to get a frisky horse who cantered whenever he had room to move.

So, I'm feeling inspired. I'm going to make something in these colors tonight. Hmm, what to make? I'm SURE I can think of something!

11 comments:

  1. You know, this is a color combo I never really think about, but it actually really works. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration :) You have such a sweet blog btw!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you stopped by. And I just entered your contest. Adding something red next to those prints would give me more aqua and scarlet!

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  2. U am now infatuated with this color scheme! last year it was chartreuse/coral/gray which is surprisingly amazing. I now want a strawberry!

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  3. Those earrings are breathtaking! This is a really happy color combination - a nice balance between warm and cool. :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Isn't it wild how great those earrings look, even though they don't match?

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  4. i am so into tiffany blue and red. those were my wedding colors, and now the color of my kitchen and pretty much anything else i can get in those colors.

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    1. Oh wow, do you have wedding pix up anywhere? I want to seeeeeee!

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  5. I totally agree with you about Feb and March. Mother Nature keeps teasing me with warmer days and then it snows in Nashville. Ugh.

    I love the color combos. I am obsessed with red and this gives me some fresh pairing ideas.

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    1. Glad you like it!

      Also, you have such a cool blog layout. Good luck selling that house!

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  6. Me too! At least there's the time change. I'm so much happier with longer days!

    I like the colour combo. I usually shy away from red, but it looks surprisingly fresh paired with the pale seafoam!
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    1. The seafoam takes the crazy edge off the red. :)

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