A Colourful Life

Friday, January 28, 2011

Excess energy, an overactive imagination and an inner colour contrast turned up to 11...

This description* of Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine) felt a little close to home. Maybe I've been spending too long huddled in front of the computer poking around with saturation levels, contrasts and mixed success. A continuum of quirky, vibrant idiosyncracy feels so much more real than there being a yawning chasm between creative eccentricity and sensible normalcy. Shades of celadon, scarlet, ultramarine and lemon paint a corner for the frivolous-minded who fall in the middle.

But perhaps it would be fun to abandon the sophistication of neutrals and the safe eternity of black, and live in technicolour...

Live in colour photo
Photo from Conversation Pieces

Pantone cookies by Kim Creative Star
Cookies from Kim Creative Star

Easton Pearson printed multi-coloured maxi dress
Dress from Easton Pearson via Net-A-Porter

Stripy and bright kitchen
Interior via Ada & Darcy and Vintage Home

Anything else is just like shades of grey after those!

* by Sylvia Patterson in Bohemian Rhapsody, published in Sunday Life magazine on 23 January 2011.

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