5th April ’17: Red & green

Welcome to Wednesday, people ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฟ
Today, The Colour File is giving you a dose of red and green, despite the popular saying that dictates they should never be seen together (Rules? What rules?). However, Iโ€™m not going to lie to you: green and I haven’t always got along. As a freckled, pigtailed, redheaded child (think Pippy Longstocking – see second pic…), it was assumed there were colours I should steer clear of (red, pink, yellow – basically anything cheery, from what I can make of the ‘Redhead Rulesโ€™) and those I should stick to (green, brown, beige and anything โ€˜autumnalโ€™ that I maintain are best worn by armchairs). As a result, I sent green to Coventry for a very long time until I realised I was missing out on combining it with other colours with very pleasing results (not least green and pink – ah, green and pinkโ€ฆhow I adore you ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’•

Certain hues of green can still be challenging for me so Iโ€™m loving the fact that The Colour File is giving me the chance to carry on pushing out the green boundaries, as I’ve done with todayโ€™s noir shelfscape. Iโ€™ve matched a @minimoderns London Lichen green beaker with a red geranium candle by textile designer @orlakiely, along with my beloved books and one of @marinefighter999โ€™s Dinky toys. I think they really compliment each other – the green calms the red down and the red cheers the green up, and somehow they are meeting in the middle in a very good place. What do you think?

Martha, The Colour File x

ยฉ Martha Roberts

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