Monday, January 4, 2010

Color of The Year?????

I woke up early today with this amazing feeling, ready to start my day in a new year and a new decade! I have had a week and a half off with my sweet husband and I am rejuvenated and motivated to get back to work!

I usually begin my work day checking and answering e-mails and checking in on my favorite blogs. I was a little shocked to find 4 of my fav blogs showcasing a color that I am usually completely turned off by. A color that I find a bit offensive when used in large doses. A color that I put in the "never use in a million years" category. The color MUSTARD YELLOW!!!!! I know, I am being a bit over dramatic, but I really just don't like this color, USUALLY. (I have some serious issues with it actually. My living room and dining room were painted this color when we moved in our house. Almost a deal breaker for me!!)

You can imagine my surprise when I kind of felt a spark when I saw this color used in small tasteful ways. As a designer, I know it is my job to step out of the box and explore color, but this one has always been hard for me. But now, I find myself enjoying this color (a little bit).

I guess I should try and branch out a little bit with color this year, make it one of my goals. But do you think mustard yellow will be the "IN" color this year??? Anyone have any predictions for what the "in" color of the year will be??? I'd love to know your thoughts!!!

**This post is not meant to offend any of you who love mustard yellow. I am just giving my opinion. I am in no way telling you that using this color is bad or wrong, I personally just don't like it. **


Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

It's funny, I have never thought about a color I wouldn't use...well maybe purple.

I am absolutely loving the yellow and gray...I am thinking of using it as inspiration for our new nursery.

Glad you can be honest about what you do and don't like :)

Bria said...

I second the new found love for yellow and gray. so unexpectedly perfect!