Home, such an evocative word. A place to relax, be happy, make plans, launch adventures. And a place to hide away when the outside world is a bit too much to take.
I've always loved lots of light and pale neutrals at home. There aren't many bright colours here, I feel a need to keep it all as tranquil as I can.
A reaction maybe to the noise and colour that is a houseful of boys. They have walls covered with vivid, busy posters. Underneath is a beautiful soft pale grey green. Very little of it is visible.
There are touches of colour here and there, on bookshelves, in textiles and in pictures.
I always like to have plants dotted about, although there have been very few since the children started crawling and exploring. There's something very tranquil about green foliage against pale walls.
Examining the colour in my home has made me wonder what it would be like to live in a brightly coloured house. Would I have more energy, more inspiration, more focus? Have any of you been affected by the colour in a room? I'd be fascinated to know.
But whatever colour your home, the important thing is the feel of it. If it's safe, happy and comfortable then we are blessed. If it's a sanctuary then there is nothing more to be wished for.
To visit the other Colour Collaborative blogs for more of this month's posts, just click on the links below:
Annie at Annie Cholewa Gillian at Tales from a Happy House
Sandra at Cherry Heart Jennifer at Thistlebear
And this month's guest poster, Bee at The Linen Cloud.
What is The Colour Collaborative?
All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.