I read this great article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend which makes a case against using color in the home. There were even quotes from Miles Redd, the man that knows how to work color, stating that he had a client recently who wanted a calm home. He instead focused on shapes, paint and textures to make the home come together. Even Celerie Kemble's soon-to-be-released book, Black and White, was mentioned. Did you know that it may be easier to find your interior design style by cutting back on color?
As I read the article I began to think about how I am drawn to more neutral interiors, especially in my own home. Although I love dreaming about grand rooms with many hues that marry together in the perfect way, I prefer warmer colors with lots of texture. It's taken me almost a year to decide this one little truth which has made decorating my home quite a task. Here are some of the inspiration shots I return to again and again when I keep thinking about putting my home together.
This isn't to say I've given up on color altogether. I think I have fall weather to blame for this right now since I find all of these spaces so cozy just as the weather begins to get cooler. So tell me, do you prefer a room with few colors and lots of texture, or all out brights?