Color is back.

I love color.

Deep, saturated, delicious color.

Which is why I’m a wee bit put off by the uber white and neutral palettes that seems to be everywhere. Farmhouse/Country/Cottage styles feel like vast seas of white, that for me, just don’t feel like home. Just a personal preference.

Don’t get me wrong, my walls, baseboards and ceilings are white, (Behr: Milkpaint) and I love them, but every where else in my house I’m surrounded by colors I love.

So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to see the predictions that color was making a comeback!

“We are seeing a big return to bright and clear colors . . . people are so over gray, beige, and greige!”
—Timothy Corrigan

Now, I’m not a trend follower, never have been. But I know many are. So when you’re trying to introduce them to a new-to-them-idea it’s nice to be able to say that so and so hot shot designer says this is “in!” LOL

dusk blue

This dusk blue room in House Beautiful (Amy Neunsinger) is drool worthy in my humble opinion. Bring it on, floor to ceiling for a calm, cool and classic room. :-)

black bathroom

The bathroom is a fun room to experiment with bold color. I know the safe advice is to go bright or white in small spaces but a deep bold color in a small space, like this kitchen in House Beautiful (Tessa Neustadt), ramps up the elegance factor. If you’re wanting to dip your toe in the color pond but don’t want to do a big room, this bathroom is a great place to start!


I’m in love with green. Ok, I pretty much love all the colors but olive may just be my favorite green. It’s another House Beautiful  photo (Eric Piasecki) but do you notice the different olive shades and textures in this cozy den? Stunning. And perfectly balanced with the brown and gold. Ahhhh..

If you happen to love bright white interiors, feel free to ignore this entire post! LOL Remember, your house is YOUR house and regardless of what’s “in”, whatever makes you feel at home in your home, is always in style.

I would love to know what your favorite color in your home is!

Catrina xo