04 June 2010

a rich nature




Rich colors are typical of a rich nature. 
Van Day Truex


room of Madame Nelia de Cates


What color represents your nature? 




image from Christie's Paris Collection de Madame Nelia Barletta de Cates,2003.
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18 comments:

  1. Cerise!(a la mode Kennedy Red Room . . . ) KDM

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  2. Well, I learned the hard way it's not red. I quickly had to cover red walls with robin's egg blue. I was like a bull when I walked past that room. I love all colors but am partial to pastels. I tend to have light walls and use art to add color.

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  3. blue gray before, blue gray now -and I suppose blue gray in the future!

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  4. White:Can't explain why.
    I used to like green but when I started to wear blue, teal and turquoise, I preferred these colours on me to green. I then bought this huge stylish blue snake-skin but not creepy - i hate snakes - bag that goes with everything in which I throw just about everything.
    I also love yellow.especially yellow roses.And pale pink,like the one of my succinct stylist blog title.
    I am glad for this lovely post.Perhaps we can do some colour analysis here.

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  5. I wish it were an aqua blue, but think that it is yellow. Both for a sunny warmth, but also sometimes difficult and off-putting.

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  6. I'm schizophrenic about color. I go back and forth between subtle chalky tones(eggshell blue, dust gray, pale olive) in limewash with linen, and then on the other side, really strong deep colors like crimson, bottle green or amber tinged gold. Impossible to settle on one color for me.

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  7. I am too Balsam- and with similar colors to yours especially the dusty gray,olive- I love those with the gold tobacco, olive, violet, lilac. I am all over the place. I thought about the de Cates rooms because she had some of both, but indeed a generous spirit too.

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  8. Donna, it is truly an amalgam-color and should be-as you do with your lighter walls and richer additions.

    KDM, I love cerise!

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  9. David-yes the quote is far reaching beyond just color, No?

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  10. AD, You are true blue-that is grey blue!

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  11. Maggie, join BalsamFir and Me with the rainbow of choices-and Mrs Blandings with yellow.

    Mrs B. yellow for me is the color of joy light. I find it harder to work with-though some designer's do not-My most successful room with yellow was full of red and the other with grey.

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  12. always somewhere in the reds and greens -- these days, dusty & chalky sounds perfect (a little age, a little wear; good for the soul) -- and, now living in california, a clear-ish slightly smudgy soft blue that drops from the sky...and, Gaye, I vote with you on Mitchell Owens. Clicking my heels and hoping it will be so.

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  13. Red, dark green, amber/carmel golds, and black and white. I admire those evolved enough to embrace gray. Maybe in my next lifetime. Pastel anything makes me feel like I am trapped in an easter basket.

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  14. Victoria- yes I can embrace many colors if the right color.

    Home- I know you are these beautiful colors. Lord, nothing worse than trapped in an easter basket, though I do love those peeps (do they come in red?) pgt

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  15. Great quote! I love red, leaf green, dark blue, forest green, brown...I could go on!

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  16. I saw this posted elesewhere, and perhaps my comment is too late...but I have thought about this all day...and if I said that I like all colors, I felt that was a kind of cop-out, but I do like them all in their turn...but what color represents my nature -the natural world, my garden, and what really sends me, and that would have to be some colors in nature, and effects...I love aged gilding in a darkened room by natural light; the color like looking inside a black pearl of aged mercury plate; that Titian red of faded mahogany; the colors of pebbles and driftwood, the undersides of leaves, the technicolor light of San Francisco, and the colors of fog in cypress.

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