I have the vaguest memories of our house on Vancouver Island from when I was a very little girl (younger than 4). In my mind’s eye I have snapshots of my second-story bedroom. I think it was nearly all white with rainbows. And I loved it.
I love rainbows. If I use a pack of markers it is imperative that I put them back in the box in rainbow order: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black.
Well I’m an adult now, and may be too big for rainbows (maybe not), but now I have a more adult appropriate (I think) affinity for the colour wheel. What a perfectly ordered array of beauty! A symbol of visual delight and artistry. So, I went on a hunt for all-things colour-wheel for your home. Maybe a nursery? An art room? A play room? A crazy-cool kitchen? You decide…
The hunt for colour-wheel decor began after I purchased one of these knobs from Anthropologie. I have no idea where I’ll use it, but one day I’ll find the perfect spot for that little treasure. And while you’re at Anthropologie you could check out these colour-spectrum steak knives too:
You could feature this artwork in a cool salon-style wall arrangement along with some old colour wheel charts you might find on ebay:
And how cool is this “Pantime” clock by UK design student James Beattie?
(via Swiss Miss)
If you could find this puzzle from Pottery Barn Kids it could obviously be a great toy for children. But why not display it on your coffee table in the living room for some kid-friendly, but aesthetically pleasing, eye candy? Or if you don’t have kids around you could frame it up in a shadow box and adorn your walls.
If you can’t find the (now discontinued) puzzle it’s something you could look into having a local artisan make, or scout out Etsy for a woodworking seller who might do a custom order.
One day when I’m vastly improved in my quilting precision I want to make this quilt.
I think if you’re paying close attention, the key to featuring such lively pops of colour is to create a setting of mostly white (or at least a neutral colour or shade). If I were doing a colour wheel room, it would be a crisp bright white with accents of wood and glass and some punches of black (like on the picture frames or smaller furniture pieces.)
So there’s a little colour for your day!