Thursday, December 3, 2009

Splash of colour

Fuller Terrace, a pretty wee street in the North end. Love all the different hues. When I was in Alberta last year I was struck at the lack of colour in the new subdivisions, all the houses seemed to be taupe, beige, grey, white. I think with the harsh winters in Canada we need to see colour to brighten up the day:)

Here is a quote I read recently that resonates with me.
"The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want"
Don't you think that is true? Something to think about today:)

December Views


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, you're so right! I hate those monochromatic subdivisions! Everything's so matchy-matchy and BORING!!! No individualism for us, thank you very much!

Judith said...

I love all the wooden houses in Halifax. Then you can have fun with the paint jobs.

Anne said...

The use of colour in Atlantic Canadian homes comes from the days when fishing was a major industry and way of life in this area. Each fisherman in a village painted his home a different colour so he could find his way home at the end of the day. The original way-finding system
It would be great to see this custom return, especially in tiny fishing communities like Peggy's Cove.

daisies said...

i couldn't agree more!! its why i couldn't buy a new house in the suburbs ~ beige beige and more beige and am so thankful i live in an older historical neighbourhood close to downtown because my neighbours aren't scared of paint and colour :-) but sadly it is not the norm here in alberta, tis true. sigh.

i love the way atlantic canada splashes on colour, so beautiful!!

Moose said...

Yeah for Colour!! I love it. I live in the "Old" section of a Colorado town and each and every house is unique. Some of my favorite bright colours are on the Magdelin Islands.
Tail Wags to All.
Keep the Colours coming.

Kathy said...

So cool. There is a street like that in Telluride where Matt lives and I just fell in love with it!

hatjunkie said...

So pretty, I love those colours. It's totally what attracted me to Lunenburg.

Anonymous said...

I agree!!! I live in NE Ohio and we know long, grey, cold winters. I have to have warm rich colors around me to feel cozy. I know the all white look is in but I just find it so cold and to be honest I'm getting bored with the look. Bring on the color!