After everyone has headed off for the day I sit down and have my breakfast – my bowl of cereal. This is my quiet time when I read a few pages from one of the décor magazines I subscribe to. The other morning while reading I came across this advertisement that made me stop and think.
This Pottery Barn advertisement was a variety of candles in green, red and gold. To me it was something that felt very 1980’s; specifically the colours of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Hunter green, burgundy and gold. (The colour of our first master bedroom c. 1990!) Very dated. But when I happened to look up and notice the view out my kitchen windows I realized these colours are still very current.
The outstanding colours of fall as the leaves turn into brilliant greens, reds and gold are never boring or dated. They are inspirational. The view from my kitchen window in the fall always amazes me and no matter how many times I walk into the room I am in awe.
When we originally renovated the kitchen it was about capturing the view, the colours, and the effect of nature. I have almost no upper cabinets but the tradeoff is spectacular.
I also realized that hunter green, burgundy and gold is a colour scheme that will never get old just re-named – sage, cranberry and yellow (as I read a few pages further in the magazine).