Color is undoubtedly the single most important element when I think about the rooms in my home. I love it, live it, need it and crave it. Simply changing the color combinations I put together can give a room more of a dramatic impact than getting all new furniture. Color changes everything.
I try to tie my color palette together from room to room without necessarily having the same colors throughout my home. Blue is generally my unifying hue, but gray, green, yellow and red often join the ranks, too. However, I find myself wanting to mix other colors into my life as well.
One of those colors is violet. I actually think of it as a variation on blue, so it is easy to mix with grays, greens and yellows. I’ll even admit to you for the first time that I now have some violet streaks in my hair! If you don’t consider yourself a violet person, take a look at these lovely images.
I am completely inspired by that interior shot. It’s a perfect example of mixing bright colors in such a way that doesn’t make the room look blinding or garish – they are grounded by that great gray. And the stacked tables turned bookshelves? Genius!
What colors inspire you? Glidden has a project going on through the end of this week (Sunday, October 15th) called the Glidden #MyColorfulLife Project. They are putting together a huge mosaic of colorful images submitted by blog readers. Images can be of anything – a flower, a piece of furniture you have repainted, a finger painted master piece by your children. They only ask that the images be something you find beautiful or just plain fun. More details about the project are in a short video that can be found here.
Because I know that you guys are some of the most color inspired folks in Blogland, I’d love for you to participate! Between now and Sunday, head to the MyColorfulLife app on Facebook and submit your favorite images by just uploading them. I would absolutely love to see your inspirations within the color mosaic. I’m such a visual person, so projects like this really excite me. I’m looking forward to seeing the final mosaic.
Have a colorful weekend!