Today, I am very excited to share this fun challenge dreamed up by Suzy from Saved By Suzy and Jessamie from Bird and Branch Redesign! These two talented ladies thought it would be fun to challenge a group of bloggers to use a new color in their home (one that they haven’t really used much before) .
Sounds fun right?! Every Tuesday for the next 3 weeks I’ll have to incorporate the color I’ve chosen in the following ways – 1. home decor, 2. paint, and 3. fabric. The most fun part of the whole thing is that the last Tuesday of the challenge (April 24th) will be a link party where you can link up a post about how you used a new (and challenging) color in your home! I love a good challenge! Here’s the list of lovely and brave Color My World challenge participants. Today we’re all sharing the color we chose.
Of all the, what seemed like millions of, images featuring grey interiors only those two images above really did anything for me. I almost decided to change my color, but then I realized that was the whole point of the challenge. So I did some more inspiration digging, and this time I hit the jackpot. Maybe because this time I didn’t just search for grey interiors, I searched for grey with one of my old favorites – red!
Now I feel like I can totally do this! I really love the way the cool tones of grey balance out the warm red, very similar to the way that shades of blue do. Something about grey with red just feels a little more modern even in a more traditional setting. Anyhow, I plan to add some grey in my entry foyer. Next Tuesday I’ll be back with the results of the first challenge – incorporating grey in some home decor (either diy or buy). Okay – let’s do this thing!
Is there a color you’ve never used in your home? I wonder what it is about certain colors that draws us in while others just don’t really do anything for us? Like why do I love red so much? Red walls, red shoes, red handbags, red lipstick……..I even wore red to my junior prom in high school. No -you don’t get a picture. I don’t want to scare you!