I like watching those house renovation programs but have you noticed that everything seems to be turning out the same these days? It’s granite countertops, hardwood floors, open floor plan (noisy), glass tile backsplash, subway tile bathrooms, barnwood doors. And….it’s all gray, gray, gray. Well, white and black play a big part, too.
But whatever happened to color? I mean other than a staged bowl of green apples or a throw on the sofa? Can you imagine living in northern climes with white on white walls? I’d be snowblind.
I don’t wish to bring back avocado or harvest gold appliances, but what happened to color? Humans see a wider range of colors than almost any other animals so why aren’t we using more color?
As an artist, I get excited when I walk into an art store and see the beautiful array of colors. Even just writing about it gets me pumped up. I love color, as my paintings attest.
So I wonder why the decorators or home stagers don’t use more colors in their final reveals? Don’t you think that favorite red painting of the dancer that you move from house to house makes your home feel instantly like your own nest? Are people afraid of color? I mean, we’ve had the beiges and off-whites of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Now we live in a black and white and gray world? Nah, not for me. I want some color to excite my senses. Besides, you can always move a painting or repaint a wall. Probably a lot easier than that barndoor you had to have.
And what’s up with those giant clocks? Well, that’s a subject for a different post.
What’s your favorite color?