This week I had a chance to sit down with some of my favorite decorating magazines. I love all the eye candy and I can usually find some decorating tip that I can use in my own home. But there is a trend going on that perplexes me! The Neutral Look. It seems that everyone is on the neutral bandwagon. All whites, creams and tans. I guess I am just a Color Girl. I love color and texture all around me. I think it comes from living in apartments and rental houses when we were a young married couple but neutral just does not appeal me. I remember the first house we purchased...I could not wait to paint the walls the colors that I liked! I did not go wild but I did use color...a soft green for the living room. And today I have a sage green living room(Nantucket Gray by Benjamin Moore). I do gravitate to greens and blues with some Lenox Tan thrown in! My guest room and bath features warm cozy colors. I hope they make my guests feel happy when they visit Nanaland.
I think that one of the reasons that neutrals are so popular now is that people are looking for peace. But unfortunately, painting all your walls cream and white will not bring inner peace. I think that here in America, busyness is epidemic. And does this frantic pace really accomplish much? Other than heart problems and hypertension that is!! I think we could all stand to slow down and enjoy the journey. As to the inner peace...as a believer, I know that my security is in my Savior.
So what about you? Do you like this neutral trend that has taken the nation? Or are you like me, a fan of cozy colors?