How does color make YOU feel? This wild example sums it up for me:
“An executive for a paint company received complaints from workers in a blue office that the office was too cold. When the offices were painted a warm peach, the sweaters came off even though the temperature had not changed.” – Pantone
I absolutely love color. I love the way a bright peony shirt can cheer me up on a rainy day, or how the soft blue walls of my living room make me comfy relaxing at home when I’m not running on the road.
So when I was asked to start thinking about what I wanted the Paula Deen Brand to look like, I knew almost instantly that color would play a major role. And I knew that it had to look like Savannah. This city is truly a magical place (come visit!). It really does have it’s own sense of style. From the hanging Spanish moss dripping from the live oak trees, to the beautiful marsh views, you can’t help but fall in love with this place. And the beautiful colors are such an important part of that magic.
Just take a look for yourself at all of the wonderful colors you can find. I hope that y’all can see just how Savannah speaks to me, and maybe it will speak to you too.
Here’s a perfect example of the lush greens. The streets of downtown Savannah are lined with so many interesting, and beautiful historic homes, each a unique color. See how the foliage almost reaches out to welcome you inside?
A warm, rich chocolate brown is so prevalent is this area. It kind of reminds of a fudge, or a decadent chocolate cake.
In Savannah, the one thing you won’t see much of is white. Instead, most things are a rich cream color, almost like the most delicious Bavarian cream.
In addition to the gorgeous greens of the mosses, if you haven’t been able to tell already, Savannah is all laced up with gorgeous ironwork. Savannah sometimes appears to be all painted up with scrolling calligraphy.