COLOR STORY: THE BEAUTY OF BROWN

I am starting this post with a confession: I started a website in 2007 (it’s no longer active, by the way) and one of my favorite posts was what I now like to call “Color Stories”. It’s a feature highlighting a variety of things, such as fashion and design, with a particular color being the unifying element.  It was something not wildly done back then when blogging first started so it was a feature that my readers truly enjoyed. It’s a popular post format these days but frankly, Color Story posts were and are still some of those that I enjoy working on the most. It’s what I like to consider a virtual inspiration board. And I love, love, love a good inspiration board (some call them “mood boards”). I’ve posted a few Color Story features on Reviving Charm but realize that I haven’t done one in a while. Let’s take a look at the color brown…beauty-of-brown-via-reviving-charmbrown-sweater-fashion-via-reviving-charmbrown-eyes-quote-via-revivingcharmvintage-cars-via-reviving-charmbrown-restaurant-bar-interior-via-reviving-charmbrown-flower-close-up-via-revivingcharmbrow-restaurant-interior-via-reviving-charmchocolate-dessert-via-reviving-charmcooking-quotes-via-reviving-charm-blogchair-collection-via-reviving-charmbrown-hat-via-reviving-charmhades-of-brown-via-reviving-charmcolor-story-brown-via-reviving-charmmark-d-sikes-via-reviving-charm-1country-kitchen-via-reviving-charm

By the way, in case you are curious on how I came up with the color brown to focus on today then here is the back story. I recently put on an outfit that was head to toe black. (If you are curious…I wore black riding boots, black skinny jeans, a black sweater with a floppy turtleneck and a black peacoat. An oversized black Ferragamo tote bag adorned my arm). While putting together my outfit, I came across a pair of brown leather shoes I forgot I had. At that moment I realized that my wardrobe really lacks shades of brown. I might need to fix that. But the color stuck in my head and this is how today’s post came to be. Take it for what it’s worth…that’s just how my mind works…

2 thoughts on “COLOR STORY: THE BEAUTY OF BROWN

  1. After Orange County says:

    Such beautiful images! I think I pinned every one. Brown in decor is used a lot in mountain decor where I live and I dislike it passionately. It is overdone in the typical “decorate with bears” concept I see so much here in Lake Arrowhead. However, I love it in the images here and see how rich and warm it can be when executed properly, sans bears. I also love brown in the wardrobe and the beautiful monochromatic ensemble you showed with the lovely velvet bow is textured, feminine and exquisite. Thank you for sharing and opening up my eyes to brown! By the way, your all-black outfit sounds fantastic!

  2. Karen B. says:

    I’ve come full circle and now embrace brown once again. It was very popular in the seventies and I used it in home decor and fashion, then, after several years, I was tired of it. Now I am looking for ways to use it once again. Great post, V.
    Karen

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