I have spent a lifetime with earth tones, in other words, the color of dirt.
Neutral colors are appealing to the vast majority of potential buyers, or so we have been advised for decades by folks in real estate.
Over and over again.
“Earth tone is a color scheme that draws from a color palette of browns, tans, warm grays, and greens. The colors in an earth tone scheme are muted and flat in an emulation of the natural colors found in dirt, moss, trees and rocks.”
Tans, taupe, browns, beige, white have dominated in floors, walls, furniture, carpet, etc. I could dress it up with varying colors of pillows, throws, afghans, accent rugs, wall decor.
But when you strip it all down, it is still the color of soil.
It has always worked well for the husband, who is a basic brown, hardwood and leather kind of guy.
It was hard for my daughter, who has always been an artist, and wanted more color. When she moved into her first home, she went with teal, yellows, blue, grey, gold, etc.
It is glorious, I am so impressed. And she finally has her color palette.
In the past decade, I am drawn to red. Especially in the kitchen and family room.
It might be connected to change of life issues, or maybe I’ve just stopped caring about potential buyers.
One thing they say about white/neutral tones is that it takes longer to tire of them.
Not sure that is true for me.
If I’m gone for a few days this week, it might be that I’m painting our bedroom.
Maybe purple, yellow, or blue ? Anything but white.
***** Post inspired by Erika’s new blog look, which features a neutral background, and is so easy on the eyes.