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I love jewel tones

 
 
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 25 Feb, 2009 05:27 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

Thanks, CJ. I don't have any white in that group, they're all shades of beige, tan, brown. Alex likes the Whipple, too, but I think it's a bit too bright for that carpet.


Mame, it all depends what you're accentuating with - what color is the sofa?
Look, here is a grey living room and they accentuated with a soft yellow..
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/64/picture1dby.png

Mame
 
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Reply Wed 25 Feb, 2009 05:29 pm
@CalamityJane,
the sofa is the dark brown fabric, sorry, should have said.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 25 Feb, 2009 05:36 pm
Ah, the sofa matches the carpet beautifully. I still like whipple more...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 25 Feb, 2009 05:52 pm
@Mame,
I first liked the whipple best too, but if I block it out, my eyes gets used to and like the other one. Love that room CJ just posted. That was about the color of our gallery front room walls. Goes terrifically with paintings, and I love the soft yellows in the photo with the walls.
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 25 Feb, 2009 10:29 pm
I'm with Mame. I prefer the slightly-greyed Labrador Blue with the grey carpet.

However, neither of those colors would find their way into my house. Blues and greys are not my colors. I always favor warm tones, and love all red-green combinations. Will have to find some photos.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 06:01 am
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

Mame wrote:

Thanks, CJ. I don't have any white in that group, they're all shades of beige, tan, brown. Alex likes the Whipple, too, but I think it's a bit too bright for that carpet.


Mame, it all depends what you're accentuating with - what color is the sofa?
Look, here is a grey living room and they accentuated with a soft yellow..
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/64/picture1dby.png





I like the yellows in this room as an accent, but the grey, if I was to live there, would make me uneasy, unable to relax.

Strangely enough, I would totally wear that color in my wardrobe and feel really really great.

Eva, I like greens too as an accent.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 07:22 am
@chai2,
I seem to respond to Caribbean colors.

http://www.eloptac.com/golden/c2k3_5774_caribbean_colors.jpg

Jewel tones are also good. Just bought a turquoise tee that made me happy, but so did a cream-colored trench coat. The way the exercise nook was painted, the colors make me happy although sometimes I look at the execution and it feels too sloppy to me, which is a different story.
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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 09:22 am
Interesting that you said that about the grey and yellow room, Jes. That combination seriously grates on my nerves. It would give me fits of high anxiety to live in a room like that.

I love Caribbean colors, too. I've often dreamed about a having a casual place filled with turquoises and melons and corals. It just doesn't fit where I live now.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 09:52 am
@Eva,
It was Chai who said it, but I agree with her. Grey walls just look industrial to me. I'd rather see the room in reverse: yellow walls, black/silver furniture and grey accents (pillows, etc.). Not my idea of ideal (I'd find the furniture sterile unless it had softer lines and looked really comfortable) but better than it is now, IMHO.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 11:03 am
I couldn't live with too much grey either. Southern California has its very own
colors as Boston for instance (as my Bostonian friends would say),
and I like the different regional color scheme.

Caribbean colors are wonderful too, especially the vibrant colors of their
houses from pink with blue accents to green with yellow accents. However,
such a house would be displaced in Vermont.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 11:26 am
Chai wrote:
What colors make you feel right with the world?


This is an interesting question and I am surprised that only women have responded.

Purple is the color that makes me feel at peace.

http://blog.cleveland.com/top_entertainment/2007/10/medium_barney.jpg






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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 11:28 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

It was Chai who said it, but I agree with her.


Oops! Sorry, Chai!
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 04:46 pm
@Eva,
Ditto. I need colour. Grey is okay to wear, but not in a house, well, mine, at least. And I don't really like yellow, with or without the grey. Carib colours, mexicana colours, african colours, middle eastern - all yes, yes, yes. But it depends, doesn't it, on what you're doing - decorating a bedroom, a bathroom, a family room, or yourself... don't want it too lively to go to sleep, right?

I also like the cool blues, greens and whites together. Very crisp.
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 06:18 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

Ditto. I need colour. Grey is okay to wear, but not in a house, well, mine, at least. And I don't really like yellow, with or without the grey. Carib colours, mexicana colours, african colours, middle eastern - all yes, yes, yes. But it depends, doesn't it, on what you're doing - decorating a bedroom, a bathroom, a family room, or yourself... don't want it too lively to go to sleep, right?

I also like the cool blues, greens and whites together. Very crisp.


Gray and yellow together like that always remind me of Ayn Rand. sophisticated, but not all that comfortable.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 06:33 pm
sometimes jewel tones just don't, er...work out.

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/AGF/7932~Unicorns-Posters.jpg
http://velvetpaintings.com/galleries/tjstandards/oldwest-on-black-velvet/aztecs-on-velvet/slides/aztec-on-velvet_301g.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 07:51 pm
@chai2,
Snort...
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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2009 09:35 pm
I don't even wanna think about what you had to google to find those.
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sakhi
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2009 12:16 am
I am another vibrant color fan...love jewel colors too... I love wearing those colors. I avoid grey altogether. I'm ok with light pastel shades...but it's the bright colors that perk me up.

Lovely jewel tones (.sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet) like these....
http://www.sareedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/saree-kitty-small.jpg
http://www.sareedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/china-saree-bahen.jpg
http://www.sareedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/saree-painting.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2009 09:48 am
sakhi, how nice to see you!
Yes, Indian colors are very vibrant and rich, using mostly earthy tones
or derivatives of flowers/spices like saffron, henna, curry, etc. all so beautiful.
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dkilroy
 
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Reply Thu 27 May, 2010 11:46 am
@Mame,
Is that Labrador Blue by Benjamin Moore or is it another paint? It's really expensive but I love that color and want it! I'm trying to match it somehow...
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