For the last few weeks I have been gathering inspiration for the Colors Today series and one color in particular keeps popping up in my feed and in my life -Terracotta. This is the most accurate word I can come up with to describe this color. Others might include: burnt orange, brick, rust, brownish red, or clay. Hence the reason it took me a few weeks to develop this post. It is a very difficult color to nail down!
As of now it is not the most popular color there is (which means it is still cool!) That title is still held by Millennial Pink, and is approached by Wine. Nevertheless, Terracotta is everywhere! The reason being that is goes obnoxiously well with the ‘it’ color of the day.
Here is is in Ikea’s line of vases with millennial pink!
Terracotta is an earth tone so therefore it is being used in design as if it were a neutral. I’m really into this new trend of warm colors!
Terracotta plays well with lots of colors. I especially love the way it looks with blue! It is being paired with Scandinavian and Parisian-minimalist styles, which keeps it from becoming to visually heavy on walls.
What are some of your color obsessions? Anything that will shock??
You guys! I am writing this to you from a Starbucks in Anaheim, CA! Took a break from conference stuff today, or rather my feet took a break! Man they were killing me yesterday. Tonight we are going to see Andy Grammar and possibly dinner with friends!
Being here feels so inspiring! The air we are breathing is sweet and you can’t look anywhere without seeing a palm tree-not an exaggeration. Check out my Insta stories if you want to hear my every random thought while on this trip (that might be an exaggeration)
Speaking of inspiring, today is about wine COLOR. Not 21 yet folks. This color used to be called burgundy but somehow that feels really old school these days. Modernizing anything is about taking that thing into a new context. While we used to put this color all over walls and curtains, designers and brands are expanding its use to feel glamorous and down-to-earth at the same time. Think Scandi-Parisian
I believe there are a few reasons why this color has risen to popularity. #1 Since millennial pink has pretty much taken over the internet there is a natural need to find a complimentary color. This wine color is the tonal counterpart to pink, meaning it isn’t the opposite but it is the contrasting color of the same family. #2 Wine/burgundy is a jewel tone which means that it lends itself really well to velvet, given the reflective quality that velvet can have, and velvet is an extremely popular texture in design right now.. This one isn’t as strong of a reason but is more of an added bonus.
Update: I had to leave that Starbucks because they had no outlets and my computer was dying, so I went to another Starbucks and their wifi was out! So I have finally settled at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf which has both outlets, wifi, and good coffee, thank goodness! Bonus: it is right by the convention! My, my, that was stressful!