Monday, 2 February 2009
to color, or not to color
I'm working on an article about different approaches to home decorating. You might remember that I asked for a little help regarding this theme a little while ago.
Anyway, while working on this article today, I came across the blog of the editor of Norwegian Elle Deco, Helle Tjaberg of Elle Interiør. Well, she has two blogs. There's one on the homepage of Elle Interiør, and there's one over at Klikk.no. Her last post at Klikk.no caught my eye; the art of flirting with color. Basically she says she has lived with white walls too long, but now they are changed. Her home is not decorated in all the colors of the rainbow, but in shades of brown and grey.
I really love one of the photos Helle posted (the one above). Such a lovely mix of colors and furniture.
I agree, some color is good, although I did the opposite; I swapped orange with white. I think I prefer white walls as a neutral backdrop to the colors added by for example furniture, art, books and other accessories. But then again, I might have to add a little more color again soon. Maybe I should paint the chairs... Pink could be cool, like the mirror in the photo above. But I won't paint them all pink. Maybe more of them should be baby blue? Now two are blue, and the rest are in shades of white.
Ah well, we'll see. I'll keep you posted.
What are your preferences? Color or white?