When I moved to my new house 3 years ago, I was ready for a change. You see, my last house was decorated in my 2 favorite colors: red and green. This was great around Christmas time because all I had to do was put up a tree and it looked like I had decorated the whole house! The red and green combo made me happy all the time, but I wanted a new favorite color!
Thinking of the move and the possibility of using any color I wanted was so exciting to me, but for some reason I had a hard time picking my new favorite color. For years I carried a little book of swatches in my purse in case I saw something for my home, like a pillow, a new vase or a new rug. There is nothing worse than buying something only to get it home and find that it is the wrong shade of green... too blue...too yellow. UGH, what a head ache. So what color do you think I finally settled on???
My kids thought I was nuts. Ok, some would say that black is not a real color, like white is void of color, but I don't agree. Now you ask, why did I pick black? Well, remember that little swatch book? I hated that thing and I wanted to be able to buy something and know it would be the right color. I knew I couldn't go wrong with anything I purchased if it was black. I also realized that I had always put something black in every room of my house - a lamp shade, set of candlesticks, or a piece of furniture (I love painted furniture).
I have never been unhappy with my choice. I've always like to wear black because any color looks good with it, so why not for my home.
The first thing I did was paint a large cabinet that my husband had made years ago. It has always been a sage green. When I finished the last coat, I knew I had made the right choice.
As with all of our quilts, eventually the colors that I decorate with end up creeping into Red Crinoline's quilts. Here are a few of my favorites and they look amazing in my home.
|Blue and Grey - usually folded on the foot of the bed|
|River Road Baskets|
Oh, and guess what, both red and green look good with black also!
ME back again - Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about Paula's favorite color and getting a quick look into her home. Patterns for all of the quilts shown here are available on our website:
Don't forget to stop by on Monday for Week 3, Block 3 of the Fall Mystery Block of the Week.
Until next time, happy quilting,