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Embracing Color

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As you may or may not know, neutrals are kind of my signature move. 
The majority of our home can fit into a small, neutral color palette.. and throughout most of college everything in my closet was navy, blush, white, or cream.

Which is fine. And it's great to find your niche and thrive in it. But lately, a desire for a bit more color has crept in.

At first I acknowledged it in little steps. I was inspired by the photo below, of Emily Ley.


I was like... "Ooooh. What if I wore a bright pink blouse?" So I bought one. 

Slowly, my eye has opened up to color. I've started branching out from my normal nude or red nail polish choices. This openness to color is absolutely more in my wardrobe than in our home. I'll stay snuggled up in my big white cloud of a bed, hiding from color for awhile longer. But I have found myself liking images of interiors with colors more.. so you never know. :) 

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I'm learning that there is a way to bring color in, while keeping the classic look that I crave and love. What are some ways that you bring color into your life?

11 comments:

  1. As you, I am also a lover of nothing but neutrals and navy. I starting bringing more color into the house and it is incredible with the difference it will make. Whether it is bright vases for our coffee table or bright throw pillows, I love it! Definitely try to bring some in your home. You will fall in love!

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  2. Color!!! I love it! Your beautiful home is about to become even MORE beautiful, I just know it!

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  3. I love colors! Especially in these springy months. I like to paint my toes bright colors. Everytime I look down it makes me smile! :)

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  4. I wish I could change colors, but I’m sort of the black and white type of gal. I’ve done minimum colors on vacations but at the end it’s all black. I should try changing now in the spring. We shall see!!! Funny thing my favorite colors are turquoise and purple and I only have like 1 or 2 shirts with those colors lol.

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  5. So fun! I love that blouse on you and that color :) Bright colors are a favorite of mine, I'm glad you are starting to enjoy them! :)

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  6. I am so with you about the neutrals! They are my go-to, my fave, and my fall-back! :)
    But, with spring coming, it seems like the perfect time to add some pops of color everywhere!
    My husband LOVES it when I wear a variety of colors, and patterns, so he will be happy if I choose to expand my wardrobe to incorporate a bit more color! :)

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  7. The best way to start introducing color in your home is to add pops of color with things that are inexpensive and easy to change if you don't like them. Like throw pillows, candles, baskets (you can always spray paint them another color), small decorative towels, and flowers (fake or real).

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  8. I think you would look lovely in bright colors. I love bright colors, but like you, I want a neutral background for my pops of color. I had a white couch for the longest time and I dolled it up w/ some bright throw pillows and color pictures added depth and character to my neutral walls.

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  9. We have LOTS of color in our house, since everything else is an ugly sea of white. Not pretty, really 1980s ugly ((and unchangeable...thanks Air Force!). Definitely go with things that you can swap out and change up if you don't like it. Also, I loveee ya'lls neutrals, so don't get rid of it all ;) ((what color is your walls??))

    xoxo

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  10. i love colors! good to know you are starting to like them too! i like to have color in my clothing and stationary.

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  11. I love color, but only certain families...My clothes pretty much all match and so even though there is color, I get bored because I feel like they are plain. A few summers ago I challenged myself to wear only bright polish on my toes. That little decision really helped! :)

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