Thursday, August 25, 2011

Green and Purple

When I was little, I saw a small chapel. It was green and purple, and I'd never seen anything like it. To this day, I don't know if it really was green and purple, or if my memory is just painting it that way.

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Part of me thinks that I was imagining it. When I was 14 I wanted a lime green convertible with a purple interior - so who knows if I just imagined the chapel, or if the chapel influenced my desire for such a bizarre convertible? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? :)

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My first job was in the 11th grade. I worked as an interior designer's assistant on weekends. I would help them put together their mood boards (which back then I just called "picture boards", for lack of a better term). One time I had put a swatch of purple next to a swatch of green, and the designers looked at me like I was crazy. Ever since then, my dreams of green and purple getting married died. I actually grew to dislike the color purple. It's only in the last few months that it has grown back on me.

What about you? Are there any colors that you used to dislike that you're now changing your mind about?

23 comments:

Sarah Mina said...

I used to hate gray but now it's one of my favorite colors for everything: clothes, shoes, bag, and home decor :)

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Dancing Branflake said...

Funny how early memories influence us so much. I love purple- I even have purple flowers over on my blog today and half my wardrobe is purple and the other half is blue. Hm.... maybe I should put those two together...

the southern hostess said...

Yellow. I never thought wearing it did my skin-tone any favors, but I'm inexplicably drawn to yellow dresses and skirts, so I go ahead and buy them anyway.

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Teresa said...

The other day I had one of those moments - of always remembering a building (it was also a church) in a color and when returning to the place (20 years after) I was like "Oh, you changed the colors" and the Priest looked at me as if I'd gone mad LOL. They didn't change the colors and I've been remembering the building all these years in the color of my choice ahahahahah.

I used not to like - brace yourselves - pink. I still don't dare too much - no fucsia pillows in the living room ahahahah - but I've been allowing teh color to enter my eyesight.

I So Love (always did) Purple! And I'm a huge fan of your drawings - no matter the color they're always tastefull and merry.

Thank you! (in pink ;), purple, green and blue :))

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

When I was little, there was a house on my street that had hot pink trim, a bright purple door and forest green painted bricks. I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I never understood why my mom always shook her head when we walked by!

Funny the things we remember

lisaroyhandbags said...

That's funny - in college I remember designing a magazine cover and it was in olive green and eggplant purple!
When I was young I remember thinking that red could never pair with purple but I've seen it done in design and think it looks great! :)

Courtney Rian Designs said...

For me it's silver and gold...I've always LOVED silver, but suddenly, gold is sneaking up on me. Yes, silver will always be my #1, but gold is slipping it's way in...and now natural brass is working it's way in too! :)

Colleen Elizabeth said...

Purple used to make me feel ill.
In the las few years though, I've grown into a love for the color Lavender, and as a result most other purples. Its funny how colors can change in our appreciation..all they need is an association or context. For me, Lavender became the color of quiet beauty and femininity.

M.R. said...

yes, pink! i used to hate it but now i'm starting to understand the obsession!

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Merylu said...

I love green+purple! It's one among my fav color combo. I also love pastel pink+pastel yellow, lightblue+green, lilac+pastel yellow :)

Phoenix said...

I heavily resisted both pink and purple as a young girl, and haven't come to appreciate it until just these past couple years. Before I was 25, I didn't own a single pink or purple piece of clothing... and now I'm definitely embracing color more! I love it! :)

Mekkan said...

It was hard for me to take a combination of blue and yellow. I still can't get this combination in my clothing but learned this is very vivid combination in other occasions. Thanks for giving me a chance to stop and think about colors.

Sey said...

I used to dislike color red cause it gave me the dizzy feeling but I know it's just psychological. Now I am deadly inlove with the color Red.

Looking Glass said...

I looove purple!

A colour I've never really loved would have to be orange. It looks hideous on me & tends to remind me of the hideous bright orange & lime green retro interiors. Now that it's popping back up frequently in interiors, I can't help but love it.. in small doses.

~ Clare x

Tender Branson said...

What do those designers know anyway.

amy b.s. said...

i used to not like yellow too much and now i can see it as such a great accent color.

I Can Smell The Roses said...

I love green and purple together. I think these colors make the perfect marriage arrangement. How ironic since these are the colors I chose for the logo design you did for me.

Growing up, I was never a fan of the color red. When I became an adult, I started to take a liking to this bright color. Now I have 2 red rooms in my home.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I hated {really hated} green acqua color but now I'm slowly been seduced... have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I have never been that fond of purple . . . but lime green, oh my.

Fondly,
Glenda

LBB said...

Those 2 colors were our main wedding colors...a pale purple/lavendar and a light green.

P.S. I like your new(?) header (its been awhile since i've been on the blogs!) ;)

~L

Laura said...

green and purple were our wedding colors!

Laura
Born To Be Styled

All Things Photography said...

I have always loved purple! hehe its been my favorite color since I can remember. I also always thought that green and purple could work together in the right shades.

I used to love deep red and royal purple together, I even attended a wedding where the colors were those intertwined with white it was a beautifully done wedding :) Now though I am not overly in love with the idea of that combination.

I love coral its such a beautiful color and I never liked it or yellow or orange growing up because something about those colors especially yellow were so off putting to me but I guess it was my association with them.

Now I tend to try and allow myself to enjoy those colors in the details I see and I whether in style, or out, will always have a love affair with purple :D