White is the New Black???-


I am about to say something that might get me bounced out of the blogging world on my pretty ear. Along with the birds and owls of the quilting world I might just be growing tired of the all white house.  Well that's not true, I love looking at the photos, they are dreamy like a soft serve confection but I have come to know that the look is not true to who I am and my life.

One of the great dangers of being a blogger and a blog surfer is that you can lose sight of yourself and your trueness in the face of so many talented people who do such a wonderful job expressing their personal style. I mean there are few who do it better than the wonderful creator of Dreamy Whites The imagery on her blog is swoon worthy and I never fail to see a heart stopping bit of pretty and for a while it made me what to go buy about 100 gallons of white paint and redo everything in my house. 

In fact I got so far as to have collected over 60 white paint chip samples that I obsessively poured over for weeks in an attempt to find the "perfect" white for the inside of Anarchy. I ached, I dreamed, I pondered how I was going to explain my new obsession to Doc ( who by the way would have been cool with it- he's like that).  But in the end I was saved from myself by this....  ohh that pink! While not the shade I would pick for my own house it made me tingle down to my toes. I have always loved color and pattern.


and this...


That grass-green rocks my world. The photo and sign are from the always wonderful MissMustardSeed and the paint in the green from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint collection.

Ohhhh these colors make me so happy!

While the white rooms and houses made me feel mellow, the images of color make me happy, they make me smile and they give me energy. In the end I feel better and more "me" with the color than without.

So while I will never give up a chance to sneak a peek at those dreamy confections for my own sanity I will be stripping my P-board of images that don't help me keep my vision on track and as well I am be editing my personal magazine clips in the same way, and it feels good.

So tell me, have you ever strayed off course with your personal look, for yourself or your home? If so care to share your story?

6 comments:

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

YES! I love the all white look, but once I decided I wanted just a smidgen of color I went crazy! I bought pink curtains and a yellow couch, all leading me away from the light and white, but I must say I love it! I still kept rooms like my kitchen bright and airy, but my living room feels cozier with some color.

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

I had the same struggle this week. You know how I've been thinking White & Grey...but somehow part of it just felt wrong. I love it...but I need my color! What would I do with all the clear greens and oranges and ...and...you understand :)
Can we say "F R E E D O M !!!" ?
You might even persuade me to consider ...gulp... pink

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I like the look of all white for a "getaway" retreat type space. I have 4 boys. And a dog. White will never happen here.

When will pizza colors be all the rage?

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free indeed said...

Funny you mention this...I went looking online for inspiration about what to do with a plaid couch hubby bought for me...it was too good a deal to pass up even though I was looking for black leather..:) Anyway, on Country Living site they had 60 photos of living rooms...do you know I think nearly everyone was white???? It's pretty, but where was the variety and spice of life?
When I first married and moved into my hubby's 100yr old home, the living room beadboard walls were painted cream above the chair rail and olive green below as well as all the wood work and stair railing. My mom said to paint it, that it was dated, but I loved those colors (I guess coming from a home where every room was painted beige except for my pink bedroom the color spoke to me) It is still the same color after 30 yrs of marriage.
PS any ideas for what to paint the den walls to go with that plaid couch? I'm thinking maybe a primitive style would suit...gold walls, black picture frames...the plaid is gold/red/gr....

Lindy said...

I love white but I always feel like it's for someone else and not me...