When I quilt and decorate I naturally lean towards light, bright and colorful. No dark, drab, or prim for me, no siree! However, as I looked around at my quilts I saw a lot of brown - more than I thought I had. I find that the bright colors I love so much bounce beautifully off brown - it's a neutral for me.
When we first bought this house the first thing I did was paint the living room chocolate brown. I imagined my bright quilts against it, and for a couple of years it worked. Here's a glimpse...
I found though that for me, it was just too much brown, and it's now painted a light celery green.
I do still have a fondness for brown though, as evidenced by the use of it in many quilts around the house...
I haven't used brown as much in the last few months. I find myself being drawn to a different neutral, gray. Bright modern fabrics look fantastic with it. Of course, there's always red...one of my favorite quilters, Freddy Moran, has always said that red is a neutral. Can't argue with that!
I'm enjoying the pictures of your home and your beautiful quilts so much. I'll be checking back for the entire alphabet.
I love your blogs, I have missed them. Yay 26 letters in the alphabet!
another great show and tell post!
I love the zig zag and the house espeically
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