Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blog Redesign and Colors

I decided that the blog needed freshening up!  So I decided to change the background, using a background from blogger that incorporates a lot of the colors that I really love.

The first thing that drew me to this background was the simplicity of the colors.  There aren't too many colors all mixed together.  And maybe this is really more about the design of the circles and flowers in the background.  But I love the simplicity of it.

The specific colors that I like are the green and yellow of the top flower, the gray/blue of the second flower, and the reddish pink.

The green and yellow are so vibrant.  I especially love this combination of green and yellow because it looks like daisies and my favorite flowers are daisies.  I think I like these two colors because they immediately grab the attention.  They are the colors of living things.  I think they're beautiful together.

The gray/blue color is one of many blues that I love.  I really like almost any shade of blued.  There are great blue skies in Flagstaff, where I'm from, and I have always appreciated a blue sky.  And I love the blue of water in its different locations and shades.  For a long time the only colors that I liked were shades of blue.

And the last color, the reddish pink, is a new favorite that I've added in the last 5 years.  I used to shy away from reds and pinks because I thought they were too attention grabbing.  Nature knows that living things are attracted to red and you can see this in the coloring of plants and animals.  But as I have become more comgortable with having attention, I have become more comfortable with these colors.  I have a lot more red and pink in my wardrobe than I ever used to.

Let me know what colors you really like, and also what you think of the blog redesign.

Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration for this post.

4 comments:

  1. I love it! I really like greys with basically any color.

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  2. so fun to hear about:) and i love the new design! it suits you.

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