I've Got Color! Contest: Abbe's Rich Color Memories

I've Got Color! Contest: Abbe's Rich Color Memories

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 24, 2005

Name: Abbe
Location: Mattoon, IL

Why I use color:

"I use color to trigger memories of the people, experiences and things that make or have made my life rich – the red and yellow my father loved, the green comforter on the first bed I shared with my husband, the large amethyst my grandmother wore on her perfectly manicured finger, the orange and pink flowers in the swingy pants I always got compliments on when I wore them out at night as an undergrad. I also use color for cohesion, to tie together the disparate items in my home."

Color Tips:

"1. Collect objects and furniture that you love, regardless of whether they're from the same period or of the same monetary value, then tie them together will color.

2. Use color to better know yourself. Check out the Luscher Color Test for entertainment (and maybe some truth?).

3. Don't rush to choose color or fill your space with color, or you could end up looking to "catalogue matchy, matchy.""

Color Resources:

"1. Catalogs – You choose which one, depending on your personal style. (In an effort to simplify, I have stopped getting many of them, but the most recent that comes to mind is Anthropologie.) They use color to persuade us to buy, so they often use color effectively.

2. www.storypeople.com - Brian's work and use of color always engages me."

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