What? You've not heard of the year of the home? To be honest it is a 'my thing'. This is a focus for me this year. Here's what year of the home means to me.
When I get home I shut the door on the world. Last year seemed to be a year filled with hate and contention. I don't want that in my home. Home is my sanctuary. It is a place where I go for peace and to relax and refresh.
So this year, room by room, I am going to create that atmosphere to be even stronger than it already is. I will be reinforcing the elements of peace, love and laughter. I want it to be something you will be able to see and feel as you enter each room. I have used my photographs in the past to speak to this theme. But I hope going forward that the voice of my photography will be even stronger in this language.
Will you join me on this journey? Will you make 2017 the year of your home? Stay tuned for post throughout this year that will focus on this journey.
I was reading the other day and once again came across the term Mid-Century Modern. I kind of clench my jaw whenever I see or hear this term. So to clarify things in my mind I looked up its definition.
Mid-Century Modern broadly describes architecture, furniture and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century. This is roughly the period from 1922-1965. Although there is some argument that it is specifically limited to 1947-1957.
Which ever time frame you use, my date of birth falls within that range. So, you see, I am Mid-Century Modern. That makes me feel rather old. And so I clench my jaw just a little whenever I hear it.
I grew up with Mid-Century Modern, so no, I have no desire to use it in my home. What about you? Is this a style you would like to use in your home?
Benjamin Moore has named Shadow as their color for 2017. This is a deep purple-gray color. They went to the other end of the spectrum from last year. In 2016 they chose Simply White. But I love this year's color.
Because of its darkness it could make a space seem too dark rather easily. But used with a light touch it can add a sense of drama and elegance. It would be a stunning color with wood in mid to light colors.
Will you be bringing this color into your home this year? Sound off in the comments.
Last post I talked about Pantone's color for 2017; Greenery. It's often difficult to visualize what colors might look like in your space. Thanks to the miracle of Photoshop I can help you see what it might look like.
You can see how the two different flower images give the wall color a subtley different look.
Next week I'll talk about one of the colors that has been named color of the year by a paint company.
It's that time of year again when Pantone and all the paint companies are picking their color of the year. While this certainly doesn't mean you need to rush to repaint or buy new furnishings, what it does mean is that it will be easier for you to find these colors in paint and fabrics. Over the next few weeks I will highlight some of these colors of 2017 and suggests ways to use them.
Pantone has chosen Greenery as their color of 2017. In the world of color therapy green is the color of nature. So logically it also symbolizes growth, harmony and hope. Since Greenery is the color we see in spring when all the new growth is occurring I think that Greenery is a good fit to bring the influence of these things into our lives.
But I can't imagine an entire room in this color. For me, personally, it would be overwhelming. I can see it as a fabulous accent color. I can also see it being used to brighten a small area that doesn't receive a lot of natural light. Use Greenery in your accents such as throw pillows or pick up the color in your window coverings. You can also use your wall art to bring touches of this color into your home.
I actually love this color as green and it's many shades and hues are among my favorite colors. And while you won't find a large number of green flowers I am happy to say that I have two gorgeous photographs that will bring this color into your home. One is featured here today and I will share the other with you in my next post.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.