Dark versus light
I'm so happy the sun is finally shining and it's getting warmer, which means bicycle weather for me and beach rides yay!
For a while now I've been inspired by dark interiors, but I'm equally drawn to the vibrant colours in Jonathan Adler's interiors. In the 1990s I painted a very large lounge in mediterranean blue, which was quite a dark blue grey, on the swatches it looked really good but on the walls the corners of the room disappeared and it made me feel really depressed, and I felt the colour oppressive almost, so within weeks I painted it all out, a beautiful (at the time!) buttery yellow and instantly I felt uplifted and happy. I realised then that the colours I live with affect me in a BIG way. For years I didn't go near dark colours, because I knew it would make me feel down. In 2011 I painted my hallway the equivalent of F&B railings, and I instantly loved it! (It might also be that most people do not live in hallways!) So now I'm ready to take the plunge in another room...but that the moment, the tin of paint remains unopened...
I've been dreaming of interiors like these...
Does colour influence your mood, could you live in a dark home or do you prefer light and airy?
Hoping your week is a great one!