20% off all wall art!   Today only!   Offer ends tonight at midnight EST.

Return to Main Discussion Page
Discussion Quote Icon

Discussion

Main Menu | Search Discussions

Search Discussions
 
 

Val Arie

17 Days Ago

Spring/summer Runway Colors

I haven't a clue how this applies to us directly but I always find it fun. If you look at my art you might think I would be more creative with my own wardrobe but my go to color is gray. LOL and this year it is in!

Reply Order

Post Reply
 

MM Anderson

17 Days Ago

I'm not good at trying to follow color trends. I've tried it and it never seems to work for me.

 

Ftancesco Piccione

17 Days Ago

kk

 

Donna Mibus

17 Days Ago

I'm pretty conservative in my wardrobe colors, too (and conservative in style). Maybe we need a mental and visual break from all the COLOR we work with in our art??

 

Val Arie

17 Days Ago

Linda - Me either - I just like to see them!

Flancesco - kk?

Donna - Maybe that IS why.

I would probably do the typical artist thing and dress in all black if not for the pet hair.

 

I keep up with colors every month. How, you may ask? We do our own painting in our house - so we receive a marketing email from Sherwin Williams, the paint stores people. Every. month they feature something different. I guess they want us to be customers every month and keep painting and repainting our walls. LOL

More seriously, the colors presented are always motivating in one form or another.

 

Oops - dupe - disregard...

 

VIVA Anderson

17 Days Ago

ALL in black, me, too, incl all white hairs from my messy salt/pepper head.
I love Art in grey,gray,b/w/g, so am thrilled to be trendy, lol.
As to 'color', I could never be linked tightly to the trends.

 

Kathleen Bishop

17 Days Ago

I love to see color of all hues on everything and everyone but me. I always want to blend into the background so I wear just earth tones, plus black, gray and burgundy red, no matter the season or what's in fashion.

 

Val Arie

16 Days Ago

Bill - I do the same - I think I have subscribed to them all!

Viva - As far as art goes ( except for drawing with pen and ink ) I never did much with black and white until you inspired me!

Kathleen - The last time I needed some clothes I thought to be a little more colorful - But as yet I still mostly reach for the navy and grays when dressing. But my house looks like a crayon box threw up in it!

One of the colors in the video they referred to as rose purple - never heard that before.

 

Kathleen Bishop

16 Days Ago

As does my house, Val! Ha!

May sound weird to say, and it's hard to say in a way that makes sense, but focusing on color(s) has been one of the most powerful methods of getting me through rough times.

 

Val Arie

14 Days Ago

Kathleen - I totally get it. Color therapy is something I always use. I think how color makes us feel is overlooked or underestimated.

 

David Bridburg

14 Days Ago

Valarie,

Using the Masterclass by Tan France, queer eye for the straight guy, I have much more of a capsule wardrobe. The main touch is very low cost, plain shirts. Single color Tee shirts with long sleeves for fall, winter and spring. I have about eight of them in several different colors. Hopefully the Walmart buyer got the colors right. If not, I am old anyway. The cost was under $5 per shirt.

Next for later fall, winter and early spring a shirt we would have considered more like long johns material with a three button neck opening. Again five different colors, cost $9 and change a piece. I layer that over the T. Mixing the colors. Maybe Walmart got it right.

My grandfather would have enjoyed your video. The main theme being light in a dark world coming out the other side. Most of those colors are on the slightly brighter side.

Gramps and his brothers own women's dress shops.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery


PS my avatar I am in an unlayered green 3 button down shirt I am talking about.

 

Val Arie

13 Days Ago

David - You have taken dressing to a science!

I still haven't signed up - been kind of busy sorting out other stuff - but that is another I would like to see. It is funny - for as boring as my own clothes are - I love fashion. I must admit my newest PJ attire, which is it for most days, is a little adventurous - today it is fuzzy aqua pants with owls! LOL

I like the idea of a capsule wardrobe - It makes me think it is possible to be able to just reach in a grab and everything sort of goes together. With Covid I have been doing the reaching in and grabbing but everything does not always go together even with my basic color choices the grab and go can look odd.

Your grandfather would probably be horrified by my clothing choices - boring and very basic. When I left home for work it was pretty much white shirt, black pants or skirt, and black jacket or sweater. For real adventure - a grey sweater.



 

Donna Mibus

13 Days Ago

"For real adventure - a grey sweater,"
Val you crack me up, lol.

 

Janine Riley

12 Days Ago

Hi Val. That was an enjoyable treat. Definitely something in the air this year - thanks for posting this.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing the burst of spring color.

Being a native NY'er ( of the Hudson Valley ) I am prone to wearing the varying shades of black.
A look at my wardrobe would be blue jeans , and then everything else is charcoal to black. A black T shirt in summer, a back v-neck in winter .
I only typically wear color when I am out walking or hiking - this way the bear do not think that I am one of them.

But this year... Is it a revolt against the stress of everything going on around us - or the lack of stimulation from missing enjoyable events and socializing ?
The desire for color is coming on strong . Bright bold color - those that are unnatural to our drab North Eastern winters.

A deep rich red is not even cutting it this year . I want fuchsia, and orchid purple , some fire coral - and throw in a bright almost glowing Periwinkle blue.
Yellow gold would work nicely right now.

I bought a nice cozy down-type fleece lined vest at the end of Autumn - Orchid purple - & it cheered me right up.
Grabbed the most wonderful colored mask of an image that Janice Drew has here that filled me with joy, it is called : This Old Urn .
And it perks me right up.

Maybe it's an age thing... or possibly because who can be bothered wearing make-up when you have to put a mask on anyhow ( not that I am complaining - I like being incognito ).
Next hunt... something bold yellow - gold . A big fluffy scarf to wrap myself in.

And then I will look like a bumble bee with everything else that is black.

A great colorful wrap or maybe an Argyle sweater in yellow and grey would help transition you in to a bit of a spot of color Val.
You can do this !

 

Iris Richardson

12 Days Ago

Like my horoscope for the new year I too check out the colors. I don't really try to follow them in my own wardrobe so much. To be honest some of the fashion coming out the last few years make we ask often what high are the designers on. Somewhere I read that something like a handbag or fun t-shirt or a scarf in the trending color will go a long way. I hate buying cloth which are considered outdated in 3 month. I rather spend that money on art supplies.

 

Val Arie

12 Days Ago

Donna - what we do for entertainment these days.

Janine - It sounds like you are embracing color! It does make you feel good - even a little bit of it.

Iris - I agree you your idea of adding some color in small ways - a scarf or hat or whatever. That is probably why I stick with such boring colors in my clothing - no one notices them so they will never see that they might not be in style.

 

David Bridburg

12 Days Ago

Valarie,

I am losing weight fast. I was in Walmart for two things earlier this evening. I saw the short sleeve T shirts for late spring. I had to skip it. I do not know what size I will be in early June. But it I probably will be well under 200 lbs.

I lost 20.5 lbs in the last 48 days. I plateaued for the last 14 days. But am now back in gear to lose a good bit more.

Noommmmmmmmm......

I am down 27 lbs from my top weight.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Val Arie

11 Days Ago

David - That is awesome!

You will reach your goal weight so you are right in thinking not to buy clothes just yet.

One thing I noticed the other day when I was looking at clothes online - I have a a little dog that needs a coat in the winter and it is difficult to find one that fits him well. I thought perhaps I could buy some sort of human coat and cut it up and resew for a dog coat. (I have decided against that idea) but what I noticed is larger sizes can have a higher price. I suppose that makes sense - more fabric and all - I never noticed that - but maybe just mens clothes - that is what I was looking at as my dog is a boy.

 

Kathleen Bishop

11 Days Ago

Back in the day, the skimpier the bikini, the higher the price!

Kudos, David, for sticking to your plan. Might add years (healthier years) to your life.

 

Douglas Brown

11 Days Ago

Interesting that 2021 in colours are my favourite, i like to wear dark grey, black and dark blue.

Here though is a top 10 of 2021 colours.

My main living room is done in grey so again the wife was right to choose that colour Lol.

https://www.indecortrends.com/10-most-popular-color-of-the-year-2021/

 

Val Arie

11 Days Ago

Douglas - Thank you!

It is funny - As much as I like to wear grey clothes, I do not like it on the walls.

Funny, well not really, story - when I moved into my current home the walls although newly painted had a very gray look to them - after repainting them a shade of white what I realized was that it was the reflected light that made them look grey.

 

David Bridburg

11 Days Ago

Doug,

We just finished week number two of 2021, yet the color picked for us is our favorite for the rest of the year.

Talk about pulling our chains.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

David Bridburg

11 Days Ago

Valarie,

For the bowser, see if going with some form of a Velcro wrap is less expensive. If you have not.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Val Arie

11 Days Ago

David that is a good idea - it would probably be more adjustable and fit better. Thank you!

 

Lisa Kaiser

11 Days Ago

That was wonderful Val, thank you!!

 

Post Reply

Please login before posting a reply to this message.   If you do not have an account on Fine Art America, click here to create one!

Username

Password