For February’s color of the month I let my son decide which color to discuss on the blog, and to my surprise, he chose GOLD! At first I wasn’t too sure about it, but the more I thought it over the more excited I got. A little bit of gold goes a long way. Too much in any type of design and it can very quickly become gaudy or even tacky looking, but the right amount of gold can create a very luxurious, enchanting, and opulent effect.
Gold is associated with achievement, success, wealth, sophistication, elegance and well-being. We give gold metals to the best athletes, gold stars to the the brightest students, and we get “Gold Status” when we spend a lot of money at Starbucks. It is no wonder then that gold is seen as an uplifting and positive color. According to color-meaning.com , gold is also associated with enlightenment and heightened spirituality. Perhaps this is why enlightened beings are often depicted with gold halos around their heads in old paintings.
The following examples prove just how powerful this color can be. Gold has been making its way into all different areas of design. When implemented in appropriate ratios, this color can create a bold statement in anything from graphic art to living room decor.
The Perennial Style
Peppa Penny Prints
Style Me Pretty
White Faux Taxidermy
Architecture Art Designs
Journal Du Design
The Glitter Guide
The Bold Abode
Front + Main
The Printable Concept
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Happy Galentine’s Day, y’all! This is a little LOVE poster design project I’ve been working on and thought today would be a great time to share it with you! They make great cell phone backgrounds, so feel free to use them if you’d like.
I hope you are showing love to all of your gal pals today, and that you are feeling uplifted by love as well, because we all rise by lifting others. So let’s #spreadsomelove today for all the things we do, for all of the many hats we wear, and all the times we have been totally exhaustipated (def. “too tired to give a crap”) but we’ve shown up anyway. And always remember that “you are so brilliant and kind and stupid-hot” – Leslie Knope 🙂
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Happy Super Bowl weekend!! I know all the football fans out there are getting pumped for the big game on Sunday. I’ve gotta say, I was pretty pumped to get this gorgeous, Cheyann Chambray Ruffled Dress from Zuna Apparel the other day! I am totally in LOVE with the fit and versatility of this dress! The fun, flirty ruffles are perfectly on trend for this Spring, and since I am crazy into layering dresses right now, I paired it with a micro floral blouse and high top ankle boots to show just how versatile this dress can be. I am extremely impressed with the quality as well. The straps are adjustable so you can even tailor the fit if you’re shorter like me. The wrap style is so flattering, and I really love the genius snap closure on the front, exactly where I would have put a safety pin on wrap dresses I’ve worn before. I know I will be getting a ton of wear out of this dress, because it’s super comfortable and perfect for so many different occasions!
I’m such a sucker for names, you guys. I always want to know the meaning behind them; people’s names, company names, pet names, you name it (insert knee slap here). Maybe that’s why I find the name ZUNA so appealing, because it means abundance and is defined as “an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply”. The Abundance Blog, which is part of the Zuna brand, is full of inspiration and encouragement for living an abundant life, and it is totally worth checking out if you haven’t already, because who doesn’t need more encouragement in their life?? I know I do!
I really hope your team wins tomorrow, but even if it doesn’t, YOU are still a winner because I am teaming up with Zuna Apparel to offer you a 15% discount on the purchase of ANY Zuna Apparel item! Just use the code —>>> aubriofsorts15 at checkout to get the discount! This way if you are bored in between super bowl commercials (because let’s face it, that’s really the only reason we watch the SB) you can just do a little shopping to pass the time 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! xo