January 20, 2006
Color shifting

creative perspectivesAs I mentioned last week, I’m about to start redecorating the house a little bit. This week I moved all of the art on the walls through out the house to our little toilet room. It’s surprisingly nice to have it crowded there, but the rest of the walls look so bare. I will start on new things for those walls soon.

While looking at sofas and thinking about new decorations, I’m seeing a shift in my color preferences. We’ve lived with a black leather sofa and greenish rug for the last 8 years, but I keep thinking “dark brown leather might be a nice change, and maybe a copper-colored rug”

So it occurs to me I might be starting a Brown Period. My two coffee cups, for many years a series of green ones (Tod drinks from blue ones), have been replaced with mismatched brown ones. Over the holiday, I dyed my hair dark brown. I considered and tried out changing the colors on mediatinker from purples to browns, but haven’t yet found quite the right combination. I notice myself drifting towards browns in clothing, too. at least while window-shopping.

I’m not sure if this is only a fad of mine or if I am really developing a preference for brown over black , green and violet. I hope I figure it out before I commit to a sofa color.

Posted by kuri at January 20, 2006 06:44 PM


I used to like green a lot. Now my favorite color is red. I own red clothing, a red sofa, red yarn to knit with - red plays a large part in collages I make, and I am generally drawn to all things, well, red.

I think it might be a shift in the same way that older people are drawn to sweets. Red is a kind of eye candy for me as my sight shifts from youthful 20/20 to middle aged (!!!!) not so 20/20.

Brown and copper sounds like a warm combination for a living room. Very inviting.

Posted by: Jenn on January 22, 2006 08:21 AM

Brown looks great when accented with mint green or turquoise. It gives it a great lift.

Posted by: T on January 23, 2006 03:39 PM
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