Monday, April 2, 2018

Springtime in the Kitchen, it's time!

Let's Add a Little Color to the Place We See the Most.

Admit it, we're all tired of winter, and it's time for a bright and sunny change. How about we begin in the kitchen, at the table. It's a place we see a lot, and it's also a place which can alter our mood. We might as well alter that mood in the right direction.

No matter the color of your kitchen you can bring in the bright, and sunny colors of spring just by adding a little dash of yellow here and there. Yellow can quickly grab attention. Yellow is a bright that is often described as cheery and warm. Yellow can also increase the metabolism. Since yellow is the most visible color, it is also the most attention-getting color. Yellow can be used in small amounts to draw notice to an area you wish to feature.

I took this side table in the kitchen, which until recently had been decorated with an Easter theme, and changed it to spring. First I took away the Easter trimmings, and placed a large bowl with dried gourds, and a cardinal inside, and added a couple of other pieces that reminded me of spring. I also placed 2 glass vases with white sticks (leftover from Christmas) and put in just a few little yellow flowers, immediately drawing attention to that table, and it's happy setting.
Yellow Is Cheerful
For many people, yellow is seen as a bright and cheerful color. Advertisers may use it to not only draw attention, but also to evoke a sense of happiness.
Now on to the next setting... The main Table.

For the Kitchen table I have used blues, and whites. I gathered various old pieces, trays, a coffee pot, a floral pitcher, and white ceramic cherub candle holder among other things. I also put blue and white hydrangeas in the pitcher, and set out matching blue and white tea cups.
There is a blue runner on top of a cream tablecloth, and a white lace runner on the top of that, with cream lace doilies on either side.
Blue is described as a favorite color by many people and is the color most preferred by men. Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly.
White is considered a powerful color in feng shui, a system of arranging your environment to create harmony. Colors are linked to certain feng shui elements and in the case of white, the element it expresses is metal. Wood and glass accents go extraordinarily well with white.

What ever colors you choose for your springtime table settings, be sure that it is those colors that make you truly happy, and relaxed. Home is suppose to be a haven, and a cluttered haven is not so good. There is a reason for "Spring Cleaning". Have fun with it, and make it a happy place!