Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Everyday Color

I love how life is such a gorgeous canvas of color. I wonder in a day how many colors I see? From the aqua of the pool to the pink of the paper cupcakes that the girls we babysat made - I would guess there would be thousands, possibly millions.

Here are some of the colors of my canvas this week:
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My favorite everyday colors are the dark grey-brown of my husband's eyes, and the sage green and white of our bed sheets. I even buy corn for color. Not that I don't love the taste of fresh corn on the cob, but I love all the shades of yellow in the different kernels. I also love my daily feast of the insanely bright blue of the Houston sky, painted by God especially for me.
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What are some of your favorite everyday colors?

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44 comments:

nicole addison said...

aw i adore this post. hmm lets see.. my favorite colors would be the bright, clear blue of my boys eyes.. and i agree on the beautiful blue/white of the north carolina sky. even the vast black of the night time. it gets me every time!

Sara Ancich said...

Thanks for the reminder of the giveaway...I snuck in an entry. My favorite color is turquoise...alll shades and variations of it. I recently found a journal I kept when I was 7...I had written it as my favorite color then too.

Iva said...

I LOVE colors! Pink is my general all time favorite. I wear black religiously. Baby blue, white, light purple, and light yellow! fantastic post! you did such an amazing job with it!

<3,
Iva

Dash said...

Those are some really great photographs, Dionne. Lets see, my favourite colours would be pink , white, turqoise, and any nature related colours.

Amanda Nicole said...

I just had the BEST corn last night... Anyway, my favourite every day colours are the million different shades of blue-grey of the ocean and sky that I can see from my apartment, as well as the lively greens of my plants.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh so lovely images! lately I'm totally obsessed with pink. but colors come and go... white and neutrals always have a special place in my heart. xo

avant garde said...

love this post! i'm completely mad for robin's egg blue colors, like the powdery blue skies. also tons of warm greys, we just painted our ceiling a very dark grey in the living room with super light grey walls, it looks divine. i'm dying for summer corn to be at my favorite farm stand...next month!

Nicole Marie said...

bluuuee!! sky, ocean, building, street sign, anywhere. the color blue just puts a smile on my face!

alyssa said...

such pretty photos! i love bright colors more than anything

Phoenix said...

Swimming pool aqua -- beautiful shot AND my favorite color. As usual, you rock.

Kristin said...

What a fun day you're having! Looking out at a lovely blue pool and making paper cupcakes whilst you babysit? I wish I wasn't at work today and doing both of those things!

There is nothing like the bright color spring-green grass to put a smile on my face. ;)

Mary-Laure said...

Beautiful pictures!
I love green.

Savvy Mode SG said...

like all the colors, esp aqua and pink.

patricia said...

I'm into neutrals a lot. But I also favor yellow and orange.

oh, hello friend. said...

i LOVE mint and aqua blues..
i'm a big fan of earth tones ;)

ps: hurray for the giveaway!!
xo.

Gabby said...

The paper cupcakes are quite cute!

Weirdly enough I like the amber color of my face cleanser!

Ali said...

I love color. Purple especially. And light green. And...well, many!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i love the colour of the clear blue sky :D

PorkStar said...

Ocean blue for me.. it feels refreshing over the summer.

Gaia said...

how hard is to choose a color? it depends from so many things...I like cream, brown, (very chic) but also blu, dark green, purple...It depend from the season, the day, sun or rain outside, beach or city...
I can say i love the cream , grey palette for interiors...
you have the most beautiful pics!

Candyholic said...

wow! these photo edits are amazing! =0

i think this has got me into starting to appreciate corn colors more...
hahaha :)

photojoy said...

I like the way you keep an eye on many things around you in your daily life. Yes, I like most of colors in the nature. Especially changing colors from green to yellow to red and brown in trees and mountains.

simplesong said...

great post. good reminder for me to take in the lovely, simple things around me.

Melissa A. said...

The colors you posted really do catch the eye. That would be an awesome feet to count all the colors we see in a day. I like colors in combinations, like pink and green and pink and aqua or green and aqua or turquoise. I would say pink is my favorite all though I tend to wear aqua blue because it makes my eyes stand out.

Brunch at Saks said...

I love all of these photos! I especially love the aqua in the pool :)

Hello, darling said...

Prepare for the cringe - definitely the blue of the sky. It's so pure, and clear [when it is blue] and really green [natural] grass. Sorry for being the cliche ♥

Kristin said...

Such lovely inspiration pics. LOVE the aqua and orange!!

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The whole thing is delightfully embarrassing.

What's worse, is that I ran into him AGAIN today and still couldn't work up the nerve to start a conversation.

Tracy said...

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Carol said...

Lovely photos! I am currently loving the bright blue sky here in Seattle! :)

Mo said...

green...every kind of green...and being in the Swedish countryside right now..i couldn't be happier w/ the colors i see !

SK said...

I was cooking with bell peppers one day and was fascinated by the rich, saturated color. I love the color we can find in nature! There is absolutely no need for photoshop in real life hehe

Carlita said...

teal, turquoise... whatever you call it, i can't get enough of it!

and grilled corn on the BBQ is my favorite! yum...

and because of how much rain Utah has had this year, the greens are super brighter than normal summers, and i'm loving that!

Joanna Goddard said...

gorgeous! i love the corn illustration, even though i just watched King of Corn and it freaked me out! :)

Little Miss Tiara said...

I can't believe I hadn't commented on this post :S I remember reading it! Ah, okay, move on...

I love your point of view! I mean, really life is so colorful but not really many people see it that way, right?

I love neon colors and people may kill me for this, lol xP I love using different socks just to be eyecatching, my favorite pairing is orange and black :P

but baby blue is the most soothing color I've ever seen, I love the sky :)

sassy studio said...

the cupcake pics are sooooo cute-frameable! Talent girls talent! I love pink it makes me smile but green and yellow always refresh my brain!

photojoy said...

Oops! I left a comment in a different place. I deleted it.

Thank you for your stopping by.
It sometimes requires time for me to keep up with every blog friend I know and keep my own blog update at the same time. But I'm enjoying most of the time. I just need enough time. And you are definitely inspiring me everytime I read your post. Smile!

Rachel Follett said...

Love that flower photo. Beautiful colors. I am a green and blue girl mostly but I love almost every color. Depends on my mood.

muchlove said...

what a great post! and such beautiful pictures too :)
Blue skies make me happy these days, it's a nice change from the usual grey melbourne weather we're getting.

Labour of Love said...

gorgeous photos...sooo true...i love all colours of the rainbow but for this summer season lovin' neutrals...gray, beige, cream, white, light shades of blue, but also adore robin's egg blue, pink, sage, red...uh-oh...better stop now ;) xo

Sarah said...

I love this corn illustration! It reminds me of home! I love all colors equally, but it's raining here, and everything gets so vividly green here when it rains. I love that.

Estelle said...

I love thinking about all the colors in our everyday life. Thanks for posting this happy thought.

Kotori said...

My favorite color has to be green and I love that you can find it in so many different shades... I love hearing my kids "daily" favorite colors are (they seem to change from one day to the next). They always have a well thought out reason why it's their favorite. So cute.

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