Thursday, April 2, 2009

Neutrals vs. Colors

before i post my inspiration photos for my kitchen, i have to tell you that i have a design dilemma. i can't decide if i'm a lover of neutrals like layla at the lettered cottage or a lover of colors like meg at whatever. if you haven't checked out these blogs you are missing out. layla and meg are my design idols! i can't decide if i want a calm, classic, neutral feeling for my house much like layla's. or if i want a quirky, fun, colorful, not to mention kid friendly feeling like meg's house. i absolutely love both of their homes, but i can't decide which way to go with mine.

so tell me what kind of design do you prefer:

neutrals or colors?

quirky or classic?

calm or fun?

potterybarn or anthropologie?

4 comments:

Amy said...

I say go with the bright happy colors. I have always done the neutrals, and though they do usually look nice, there isn't a lot of personality in them. Nienie is my inspiration. Have you seen pictures of her house? Amazing! I want to live there. Everything is so bright and happy and cheery. I want to have a house that just smiles back at you.

Tara said...

I would go with clam classic colors, you can always accessorize with more color. I love Layla's kitchen, it is fresh, crisp and clean. It might also depend what colors are in the rest of your house?? I can't wait to see what you decide on!

coco said...

that is a tough decision...I know I can't live without color but I also think color can be done in a calm and neutral way (think greens). Ultimately you have to do what you can live with and what makes you feel good everyday. You might start off more neutral but then slowly add in color and maybe only in some rooms.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I think I'm both! How weird is that?!? :) Great blog you have here!

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