Sunday, August 14, 2011

Style Series No. 4 - Color and Whimsy or White and Dreamy?

Style Series No. 4
Color and Whimsy or White and Dreamy?

What's your poison...er pallette?  I think it is safe to say that I love...

Color and Whimsy

{if you follow my blog, you know how I adore Cath Kidston...the ultimate, in my opinion, in color with vintage flair!}


{via Pinerest}

{Is that bed darling, or what?!}


{Smeg refridgerators = Amazing}


I am just completely charmed by color + vintage!  Once upon a time though, I preferred...

White and Dreamy



{via Pinterest}


{via Pinterest}



Even though I am more drawn to color these days, I still think that a white and neutral pallette is very pretty.  These rooms seem so serene...until the red wine gets spilled...ha, just teasing!  That's why there's bleach and slipcovers!

Perhaps a happy medium is this...

{white with pops of color = perfection}


Love Color, But Don't Want Too Much?
OR 
Want To Inject Some Color Into Your All White Decor?

Try:
  • Incorporating 1 or 2 colors only with your neutrals, such as blue with white, or sage and aqua with tan
  • Choose accessories as your pops of color, so they can be easily switched out if you tire of it
So, talk to me, dear peeps...
What do you prefer...Color or Whites???

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33 comments:

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

Anybody that knows me, either in RL or blogland, knows I like color. No wait, lemme rephrase that. I love C.O.L.O.R.
I must admit, for some people I may go overboard...but I can't seem to buy anything white. If given a choice, I choose color.

I have multi-colored stripes on my living room valance, multi-colored stripes on my bedspread, a knitted multicolored valance, red pillows on my blue denim (soon to be changed for a brown leather with multi-colored denim cushions---but I need to get paid first...) sofa *inhale*

Ok...done now...I vote for color...in case you hadn't noticed... :D

Glenda said...

thank you for showing us, I love both but love colour more. my kitchen is shabby pink, blue and white, my lounge is mauve., love your pictures, love your blog too,.love glenda

traci said...

i am a color girl. maybe just not as much as cath. great inspiration.

Boho Farm and Home said...

You know me Stacey! Color all the way...especially bright happy greens. :)
xoxo
Caroline

michele said...

i love both! when my kids were young, i lived with lots of happy color and whimsy. as they got older and life grew more complicated i found myself needing an oasis--a tranquil blanket of ivories and taupes to comfort. but thank goodness not everyone chooses to live with so much white, how boring life would be!

i love all your rich inspiration here and so many gorgeous images, stacey. absolutely a crushworthy post!!!

michele

AshTreeCottage said...

I enjoy rooms filled with just dreamy whites ~ but I am much more of a Cath Kidston type of girl. The pops of color just make me smile and bring happiness to the day in my opinion. Great post!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

AshTreeCottage said...

I enjoy rooms filled with just dreamy whites ~ but I am much more of a Cath Kidston type of girl. The pops of color just make me smile and bring happiness to the day in my opinion. Great post!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

I LOVE white and I've tried to do all white rooms, but I just can't do it. I always wind up adding color. I start with white basic, sofas, tables, chairs, but my walls and accessories are full on colorful!

Jami said...

I can't decide! I love it all!!!! That little bed is amazing!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I actually love color in my decor...who knows, maybe I'll try the all white one day...er, uh, that is until my boys dirty it all up again! lol I don't enjoy putting things in the wash constantly, so maybe something in between is a good balance too!

XO's,
Jessie

Eileen said...

I love white but I have to have it mixed with sea greens and blues.

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

You've captured my dilemma exactly. What to do, what to do? I finally had it my question resolved for me - my first grandchild was born! Color it is! I want my grandson to grow up surrounded by bright, fun, lively colors! My time for whites and neutrals will come later! Leslie Anne

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Color, color, color. I love the photos of all white rooms, and it might be fun to try it in one room, but I am pulled toward color.

Bethany said...

I love the color! OK, I love the white too, but I don't see how doing white with small kids at home is possible, so color it is!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Dear Stacey,
Thank you so much for following and commenting on my blog. I'm sure you know how much fun that is when someone really likes what you do!!!! I jumped over to your blog and was squealing at the pictures. Especially the refrigerators, and the room settings, well . . . . pretty much all of it. I think we do have similar tastes from what I have seen on your blog. I am rushing off to county fair right now, I was up till late trying to finish a quilt and didn't get it done. I might try this morning but my fingers actually hurt from poking them last night so much. Hey at one in the morning you just aren't as coordinated I guess!
Anyhow, I LOVE your blog and will be back to read all I have missed up till now. I'm actually looking forward to not having anything going on so I can catch up.
I bet I live really near you, I am near the border. You'll have to email me when you get a chance and tell me where you are at. Wouldn't that be fun to be neighbors? Well at least live in neighboring towns?
Have a great day, so nice to meet you!
Julie

Pam said...

I like looking at photos of the all white rooms, but not sure that I could live without color in my life. As I'm typing this I am looking around my living room and notice that I have off-white walls and a lot of tan, cream and black in here. But there's also a bright turquoise dresser in the corner. So I may be eclectic. Or is that eccentric? Or just bad decorating taste?

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Great inspiration! I'm a neutral backdrop with pops of color kind of girl.

Tammy @ Type A said...

i like them both, but the neutrals scare me a bit. i prefer color, only more natural, and not as bright. great inspiration, and love the little bed and fridge. thanks for partying with me!

very merry vintage style said...

I love all these photos! Your post from last week's Share the Love Wednesday party is featured--stop by and grab a button!
Mary

Angela said...

I'm with Eileen...I love a white room with my green and aquas added in.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Wow! Just look at all you Color Lovers!! :)

Judi said...

Great pictures and lots of inspiration and colour ideas for sure. I like the happy medium with the white and the punches of colour. It really pumps it up in a nice way. I adore looking at the whites in other people's homes and pictures but have problems doing it in my own...I need some colour.
have a great and colourful day
Judi

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the refrigerators especially the pink one! Very pretty pictures!

Vintage Market Place said...

just found your blog and it is exactly what I am missing.
COLOR
I love what you are showing
and Those fridges are on my wishlist!!
Thank you for making me smile today
Amy

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the color of red in the kitchen. I even have that color in my bedroom. I also like red, black, and white together. Your post was a colorful one and I really enjoyed it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

A Cottage Muse said...

Ooohhh! I just love all your white and dreamy photos!! So happy I stopped in ~ Happy WW!!

Coley said...

I don't know if I can choose, I love both, but if I HAD to choose I would go with the color :)

Cute post!

Coley @ www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

very merry vintage style said...

Love the compromise! Thanks for adding this post to my Share the Love Wednesday link party!
Mary

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow this looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

How to Nest for Less said...

I AGREE!! I could not live in a house without some pops of color!

I featured your post in my Favorites of the Week. Hope you can come visit!

www.howtonestforless.com

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love white and color so Cath's style really appeals to me! ♥

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

both, both, both!!!

but i have a hounddog, who is currently napping on the futon so white slipcovers just wouldn't work for me. but love the look

salman santo said...

I love the chalkboard speech bubble and the single large letter monogram! kids wall decals