Greige, a wonderful neutral, wonderful and versatile. A blend of gray and beige, from the French. It literally means gray goods, and originally refers to raw fabric that has not undergone the process of being died, bleached or finished. I would venture to say that most of us are attracted to bright colors, but are often afraid to use them, or maybe do not wish to live with them, or we are more attracted to neutrals because it is less intimidating to incorporate neutrals into household decor than bright colors. However, that being said, it does not quite explain how much gray and greige is seen in home decor right now. I am quite partial to the Belgian and French decor because of it’s use, especially when pared with antiques. Greige can be soft, appearing almost ethereal at times, serene, elegant, sophisticated and yet complex. It can be paired with bright or faded accent colors, or with bold or dark colors for richness and a timeless decor. I have found some nice examples as well as some of the elements that are often used in Belgian and French decor where this color has experienced widespread use over a very long period of time. I believe that as we are rediscovering natural fibers, that the reemergence of linen as a favored textile, has brought the color to our attention. It is so easy to love!
I would also like to wish a special Happy Birthday!!! to my friend Joan. We have known each other since we were in 5th grade. That’s a long time ago! How fortunate anyone is to have dear friends from childhood. I am especially blessed to have friendships that have endured over many, many years. I hope you have a wonderful day Joan, and I wish I could be there to watch you try and blow out all those candles. Enjoy you day!
The snow had almost melted and then this morning we had what I hope is a last hurrah, with an icy snow coating that came during the night. Today it is supposed to start warming up to the high 40’s, still less than the normal mid 50’s. Don’t forget to change your clocks tonight! Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse