What inspired you to use color? 1940s Technicolor musicals. Punchy pop fabric prints of the late ‘60s. Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Laugh-In. Barbie’s psychedelic years. Poiret fashion plates of the 1910s. Hawaiian muumuus. "Gay Purr-ee," a color-trippy 1962 animated film. View-Master dioramas. Early iMacs. Easy-listening LP album covers. My vintage decorating books from 1948 to the early ‘70s.
Color Tip: Although every object in my playhouse is as color-saturated as possible, I never paint walls with color. I use only pure austere white. Maybe this came from years of living in rental spaces, but I think paint on walls is flat and static. I like my color in 3D, the way bright colors totally jump when surrounded by white space.
Colors Used: Red-orange. Astroturf green. Mango orange-yellow. Tart chartreuse softened with sheer celery. Ripe avocado. Royal blue. Electric deep turquoise. Chocolate-syrup brown. Petal pink. Hot pink. Ambered wood tones. Hospital white.
Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.