We painted the new bathroom this weekend. The bathroom isn't finished, but it is easier to paint before the cabinets and toilet and floor are in place. While I am usually most drawn to warm, earthy colors for my surroundings, for this new bathroom I wanted something light and cool and clean looking. I have a favorite range of foggy, soft blue/green tones and one of those seemed like a good choice. I brought home a handful of paint chips and chose this one, seen in the sunshine.
It felt green-ish with a lot of blue. I didn't want true blue. I for sure didn't want that baby blue that the entire house was painted in when we bought it. But as I painted I began to feel that I was bringing back the baby blue. It sure seemed blue.
But it was exactly the color I had chosen.
Color is elusive and changeable. Tonight, in artifical light, it is again greener and grayer. It is fascinating, really. I find this when choosing fabrics for my work all the time.
This celadon ginger jar was the color inspiration. Sometimes it is green. Sometimes it is blue.
Yesterday I got my copy of the new Quilt Trends magazine (summer 2013). Here is my article about my fusing method and a small quilt project I designed for the article. I am really pleased with how nice it looks.