Monday, February 09, 2009

Red for Cheer!

There's nothing like the color red when it comes to taking away winter doldrums! It's the color of cheer and happiness. A friend quotes her aunt as saying that every woman should have a touch of red somewhere in a room. I've thought about that concept a lot over the years, and have decided there is merit in it. Even tiny touches of red in the right tones for a selected color scheme can add interest, effect, and cheer.

Here's wishing you a cheerful and delightful week! Don't forget a touch of red here and there to add happiness to your day!

Photo: Paula's hallway at Elm Street Antiques

11 comments:

  1. Good morning, I totally agree with you. I have touches of red in my home from before Christmas until after Valentines day when I usually start decorating in more pastels for spring. Red is a truly beautiful and vibrant color. I hope you have a lovely day and a lovely week too!

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  2. Couldn't agree more with that advice and have always followed it. A touch of red...just look at all the great paintings...well, it works wonders.

    Have a happy week...hope that you are happily enjoying your kitchen!

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  3. RED is my first favorite color {pink running a very close second!} The main color accent in my kithcen is RED. Even my lips & nails are quite often RED. Guess you could say I agree with having touches of red everywhere!
    I love the dolls! The faces are sooo cute!

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  4. Hi there. I just found your blog. I recently did a blog entry on red tool I just LOVE red! Hope you can drop by for a visit. Have a lovely week!

    Smiles~
    Rebecca

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  5. I spied red and came running to see what you were sharing. My favorite color! I agree--so cheerful. Perfect for starting the week!

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  6. Red is definitely one of my favorite colors. Red rose, red shoes, red sweaters, red berries, red flowers, red birds, red apples, and so much more. Now I must go find some red for today.

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  7. Red happens to be a favorite color of mine and I agree that it a color of cheer and energy.

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  8. Yes, red is very cheery! I'm enjoying having some true red in our house now for Valentine's Day!

    The red in our house year around is more a berry/wine red, does that count?!

    Katherine

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  9. I love your cheery red!! So glad you got some sunshine, too!!

    I'm dealing with some hormonal junk, so I've been on a bit of a roller coaster!!

    All is well, though...just a little crazy at times!!

    Thanks for your friendship! :o)
    Blessings,
    Becky

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  10. I agree, in the dull, dark days of winter, red can just cheer things up. Clarice

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  11. I agree about the color red. I have gone through "color phases" and have been known for my green phase, my purple phase, and now my red phase. I am glad I have embraced red ... it has helped me survive the gray winter days!

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