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shanandee

Yeah...as long as you don't have a headache.

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Mariele Storm

Ah, these comments never stop looking weird to me. There is no such thing as an objectively bad color. There is no sense in decorating to a trend, or conversely, bemoaning about how something isn't trendy. To everyone saying it reminds them of the '70s... if you loved it then, what has changed to make you completely incapable of loving it now?

Bright colors are not my personal favorite. I love pastels. I need energy but not death, so pastels are a great middle ground for me. It's a tradition for me to paint the walls of every place I live in light pink. It's a very, very specific shade of light pink, too. When I made it a touch too grey, I got depressed and couldn't figure out why. When I made it a touch too blue and vibrant, I was antsy. When it was a touch too peach, I felt very "off". I'm talking about differences as slight as exactly one shade change, mind. So this certain shade of light pink it is--I've found that, unfortunately, I literally cannot tolerate any other color without strong negative changes to my mood. This was my color when blush was trendy. This was my color when it wasn't.

The point being... we did not all switch to loving grey just because grey was fashionable. And many will not stop loving grey when it falls out of fashion. Same with these bright colors. Different people need and like different things. Trying to cram everyone into the same box--and making certain boxes off limits--is just the height of stupidity.

Maybe if we all started appreciating decor in a way that let us understand why it was once popular (yes, '80s decor can be appreciated for its cozy and colonial roots, and the Spanish/Moroccan look of the '90s-20s with its red walls, chef decor in the kitchen, and brown granite can still be appreciated as a warm, inviting, and "exotic" look--just because it's old and familiar doesn't mean it's devoid of value), and not just immediately writing things off because they aren't oh-so 2019, 2020, 2021... 20**, we'd be able to figure out our own design needs better and not need to change our stylings every decade because the newness, and thus the value, of the design has worn off.

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Mariele Storm

@Haley Langley I agree with your point, but by god woman, where are you buying your things?? ;) Where I am, a gallon of good quality two-coat-coverage paint is $20... a throw pillow is $15... a throw blanket is $30. Lamps are around $5-40 depending on where you buy them. Other tchotchkes are in a similar range.

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