7.5.09

These Colors Make Me Happy



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The hand painted burnished red on my Hermes cups

Polyvore

My favourite orange T on the weekend

Venice Day 1 008

A clear blue sky on a warm day when I am on vacation

via Life in a Venti Cup

The creme on my morning espresso

photo by Tria Giovan

Live green branches against a white wall

Isle de France Saint Barths

All white bathrooms

Look around you and notice what colors make you happy
and please leave a comment and let me know.

Patricia Gray writes about 'WHAT'S HOT 'in the world of Interior Design, new and emerging trends, modern design,
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62 comments:

  1. They make me happy too! Very clean and fresh. Have a great weekend.

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  2. The silver shards of light that tingle on the surface of the river at night make me happy. As does the pink velvet of the cat's nose when she's resting peacefully.

    The maroon of the candle that burns beside my laptop as I write words in black on white. This makes me happy too.

    Lovely pictures and very inspiring. Colour abounds.

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  3. A fresh Aquamarine colour makes me happy, any shade of turquoise and somewhere a splash of orange. Today I bought white flowers and also a dark red gerbera for my bathroom, same hue of your Hermes cups,which makes me happy too.
    That is today, tomorrow it may be a different chapter.

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  4. Hi Patricia!
    my favorite LV bag and my favorite sunglasses- I can never have too many Chanel sunglasses!

    Tk Care!

    Michelle
    Zuniga Interiors

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  5. Lanell7/5/09

    yellow and blue, from sky blue, hyacinth, to colbalt, and terra cotta, then there is the magenta/purple of bouganvillea against a white/pale brick wall in the hot son, yellow from white hot to coral.....all the colors of heat....and then the cool, cool greens that play off it.....no beiges, greys, or dung colors for me.........................

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  6. I love the coffee cup! I would.

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  7. Patricita,

    My favourite colours are the different shades of gray that a silver piece can reflect, the shadow of a sculpture reflected in a walnut hardwood floor, the glow of a candle, the turquoise water of the Caribbean, the colours in a summer salad, the green moss in stone, the colour of the sky on the sunsets and melted chocolate icecream in a kids face.

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  8. I love sunshine yellow===but in this heat I think the all white is equally appealing :)

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  9. Love your Hermes cups! Green and white with a bit of pink thrown in for good measure always make me feel happy. Have a lovely weekend Patricia! Tracey xx

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  10. I love the branches in the beaker vases! Well, everything you have here is wonderful!

    (the first image is fun)

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  11. the colour of other happy humans make me happy . . . In Gulf arabic language they say "sh'lon'eck?" what is your colour ?to say "how are you?"
    I guess colour has a lot to do with you happyness

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  12. in decorating, turquoise and sunny yellow are the two colors that never fail to make me smile (though not necessarily when used together).

    in life, the warm brown and vibrant green of the eyes of my dog and cat (respectively) are what makes me the happiest.

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  13. i love love love these images !!

    xx thanks

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  14. This moment all shades of blue because i am trying to paint a sky for my painting class.
    Love your Hermes cups!
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. I think that today my favorite color is the bright green grass on my spring lawn. It is glistening from the drops of water from the nights rain, as the sun rises it sparkles and seems almost luminous. After a long winter, the bright green grass seems like a lovely gift.

    Tricia - Avolli

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  16. All I would need is that hermes cup and saucer with that yummy esspresso inside :) Wait a sec...I have had the pleasure- thanks!! I picture you now, with that cup at your desk, starting your day...

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  17. I have a long sleeve, button summer shirt that is bright coral with white palms on it. It's a bit bold, and whenever I open my closet and see it there I smile. I wear it on those odd grey, rainy summer days and it lifts my spirits (and everyone's in the office too). Great post.

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  18. I love the all white bathroom. It's so fresh and fun.

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  19. Elizabeth Stuart Design8/5/09

    Hi Patricia-

    I want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I love your style. The images are fantastic!

    Caroline / ESD

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  20. Hi Patricia,

    colours are really giving interior design so many options.
    Many projects I do for clients, the purpose of function often sets the final descision for colouring.....as long as the shade is right, that's the tricky part.

    I hope all is well and have a sweet weekend.

    Ingela

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  21. I adore your weekend outfit and after a long day of shopping, getting into that lovely tub with some bubbles and a little bubbly would be fab!
    Blessings...

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  22. Different colors at different times according to different moods :)
    but earthy tones mixed with greens seem to always do the trick

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  23. Cara Patricia,

    What about the latte in the white bathroom - looking out of the window and the azur blue summer sky. I want it all! Thanks for lovely post! Buon week-end & bacione! Ingrid in Umbria

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  24. I'm crazy about orange! Funny... that's a new colour love for me. And today my honey bought me a sunflower in a pot for Mum's Day... yellow sunflowers are always so cheerful and fill me with pleasure!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  25. Colour is so critical, and so subjective! Beautiful image choices, Patricia!

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  26. These are all wonderful, love the branches, the blue sky of the over the terasse and after my bath in that bathroom a little Gucci, Hermes or Chanel would not hurt either...and somebody would bring me that espresso, well my day would be made.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    XX
    Victoria

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  27. Well Patricia, after reading your post I am certainly happy! I love the way those green leaves look against the white wall, and that all white bathroom is fantastic. I don't think anyone would ever get me out of the bathtub!
    Happy Mother's Day!

    xo
    Brooke

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  28. Great Post! All shades of white make me happy, with a jolt of red and black for good measure.
    xo Lidy

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  29. I love all your choices. I just took a walk in my (Calgary) garden (we are rather behind) and what made me happy was the bright green shoots coming up from the ground. Also my double-flowering plum in the front window. And the yellow Mums a friend gave me after Dad died, which are still holding on. And for some crazy reason, anything orange is making me very happy these days. Oh, and my African violet flowered (violet!) for the first time - it must like neglect.

    :)

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  30. I'm smiling! I guess they make me happy too!

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

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  31. Those colours make me happy too!!

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  32. the golden hue of the setting sun
    the softest pink edging white roses
    lilac, anything lilac
    & mint green
    colour IS special!!!

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  33. Blush. I love the color blush.

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  34. I love the water, so aqua blue combined with white is so peaceful to me. As well I love white with bright spots of color, especially bright pink.

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  35. The many jars of seashells, mother-of-pearl buttons, and spools of thread. So many colours.

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  36. Nadia12/5/09

    Ikat does look great on anything. Love these ideas. TFS.

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  37. Love the Lab, and she matches the decor!Priceless :o)

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  38. these make me happy too

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  39. Anonymous12/5/09

    The color white makes me happy: white towels, candles, flowers! I love the way white highlights all the other colors around it.

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  40. I have a new found delight in the color peach. Don't ask me why, but lately I am seeing it everywhere.

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  41. I too love blue skies and white bathrooms, its amazing how colors affect our lives

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  42. ooooh, the shot of the white fabric blowing in the sky makes me want to take another trip to the Caribbean...although it is not really such a hard sale;)

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  43. I love color,color, color, the mantlescape really speaks to me though, and your weekend wear grouping. I may just wear orange today! Look at my art site and you will see a lot of my favorites!

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  44. The first gardenias that appear on my bushes and the waft of their unforgettable perfume; and the first bluebells appearing in Spring and of course the white, and speckled hellebores under the deciduous trees in winter. Heaven!!PS Love all your choices!

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  45. These colors are gorgeous! Crisp and cheerful. I love the combo of orange, pink and tan. It reminds me of wearing summer dresses with a sun kissed tan.

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  46. Me encanta su blog!!
    http://andreacarucci.style.it/

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  47. the pink roses on my CATH KIDSTON bed cover..

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  48. absolutely wonderful post, those colors make me very happy as well! great post as per usual my dear!

    xo katherine aka. urban flea
    www.urbanfleadesign.com

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  49. I'm loving the gray of that mantel as well. Mmm. Gray, green & white = heaven.

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  50. Your morning espresso looks just delish - what's your way of making it so it looks so professional???

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  51. These colours makes me happy too, especially the clear blue sky on a warm day :-)

    The colour that makes me happiest of all is purple. Cobalt blue is a close second. And I love soft gray & chocolate brown together :-)

    Kelly

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  52. The lush green leaves on my California oak out front, the bright pink petals of my bougainvillias in the summertime, and the creamy white velvet finish of my calla lillies! Nature has the best pallette, don't you think? Lovely post!

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  53. I love your segment on What colors make you happy. Great little article enjoy your blog.

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  54. barbara m26/5/09

    I love the color pink and turqoise. Pink reminds me of bouganvillias and turqoise if just tropical like the sea and sky.

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  55. I am drooling over your Hermes cups!

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  56. Colors I love keep changing with the seasons. I'd have to say mauve is my color favorite. In winter it looks gray and in summer it looks like lavender-lilac.

    Bette

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  57. Ricky5/6/09

    I appreciate the labour you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

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  58. love the green leaves against the white wall That made me happy. The color purple makes me happy.

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  59. Thanks Patricia again for another inspiring post! I have been keeping a daily journal...with my favorite things and now am inspired to add more than just images of my paintings to my blog.
    Best always!
    Marta

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  60. Great blog Patricia- good to see you in Stir Mag. Excellent style.

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  61. the golden sun rays pouring into my room in the morning is wat i always love.. pink on my daughter.. plush sofas in deep purple.. i am in love with purple right now.. and a wide array of bright colors splashed together.. love the vibrancy

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