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OR Coral… or pink or….

Not sure if it’s all the jazz about Christmas and subliminally Santa’s red suit has been imprinted on my brain. It could be because my friend, Melanie said “You’re in Mexico girl, your house has to be vibrant”. Possibly unforeseen forces are guiding me. When I first met my house, I looked at it in relation to the neighboring buildings and I said to Chris “Our house looks shy”. 

 What I know for sure is I’m LOVING red for the exterior of our house right now!

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Softer coral appeals to me too.

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LOVE this color scheme and adore the story. 

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Carriage house (c.1880), 151 Willow Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York

One of Arthur Miller’s four Brooklyn residences — lived here in the 50s until he left to marry Marilyn Monroe • said to be a tunnel that ran from No. 159 to a stable that formerly occupied this property — a glass skylight is embedded in the pavement near No. 157 • building was a location for Sidney Lumet’s film, The Verdict starring Paul Newman • Brooklyn Heights Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #66000524, 1966

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POP!

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I could mix it up?

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So, I look down and realize I’m wearing red. Pausing, I wonder if, metaphysically speaking, there is something to that.

I pick up my drink ~ it’s a red – EEK. What’s with red and me today?

I Googled the meaning of red and this is what I found:

 

Put some red in your life when you want: 

  • increased enthusiasm and interest
  • more energy
  • action and confidence to go after your dreams
  • protection from fears and anxieties

We most certainly want our guests to have all that and MORE!

Put some pink in your life when you want:

  • calm feelings
  • to neutralize disorder
  • relaxation
  • acceptance, contentment

Well, heck, we want all that too! Pink and red together, I don’t think so!

Above color notes from http://crystal-cure.com/red.html

 

Some Red ~ Key ~ Words: 

Excitement, energy, heat, love, determination, strength, power, confidence, action, passion, sex, impulse, desire, daring, fire, vigorous, enthusiasm, energetic, honest, devotion, protection, responsible, assertive, adventure, spontaneous, health, good fortune, all things intense and passionate.

Key words from http://www.beading-design-jewelry.com/meaning-of-red.html

 

As I obsess about color, I promise it will be lovely ~ gulp, truly it will.

Ask anyone who’s worked for me or been around me when I have to pull the trigger and finalize my own decisions ~ not with clients, just on my own projects. Honestly, with clients, I do a thorough needs analysis and then I’m clear.

Not sure why it’s so different for my own choices?  I suppose it’s because I present them options and the client makes the final decision? My ego is probably involved, too. I can’t commit until the contractor says I must. In this case the contractor is my hubby and he’s in on the process, so that helps.

Inspired to make it great! Will keep you posted.

 

Inspire someone today!

Not feeling it? Be Kind. Be Generous. BE LOVE!

12 thoughts on “Seeing RED…

  1. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Thanks Sandra, I know what you mean and red fades too!<div><br><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#0021ae" face="’Marker Felt’"><br></font></div></div></div></span></div></span></div></span></div></span><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"> </div> <br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  2. Janice emailed me;"Wow, glad I’m not you…to many choices for us girls!! I like the softer reds, more like the pinkies…if that helps!"

  3. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Thanks Vicki!<div><br></div><div>That look is divine, isn’t it!<br><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="’Marker Felt’"><br></font></div></div></div></span></div></span></div></span></div></span><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"> </div> <br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

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  5. Hey Cindy! I too love the red, but remember that red is a difficult paint color, usually requires many coats to cover. My fave is the one with both the coral and and the soft mango color! Bright, but still soft and pretty!I know that whatever you come up with will be gorgeous!xxSandra

  6. People seem shy about commenting but are sending me emails… Jacqui said;I LOVE RED, too!! (The colour and the wine….ha ha!!)

  7. My sister; "That’s kinda funny sis… I’ve really been drawn to red lately too! Weird… or what?"Me; Haha, maybe it’s a sister thing?

  8. My friend Terry emailed me;Mmmm… I think you’re not a red girl – you are far softer and red can be a very hard colour.  Not that I don’t like it…. but, hey, it’s not my house. My response:Not to worry, it won’t be all red! Highlights or blocks… just don’t know where yet!

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