After a brief love affair with orange, I’m ready to re-commit to turquoise. I met with my thesis supervisor the other day, wearing my orange dress, and she was wearing a richly coloured turquoise silk blouse with stunningly glittery turquoise jewellery. I was so jealous! She complimented my dress and I her blouse. Then I told her turquoise is my favorite colour. I think I might have drooled a little as I said it. Guess what her favorite colour is? ORANGE. We should have swapped ensembles, because on the walk back to my car I had more than one older gentleman (of the non-bathing variety) tell me I look “good in orange, sweetie”. Then, a police offer meant to be directing traffic sauntered over to chat with me while I waited for my turn to cross the street. Later, at a mall, some random fella urgently had to tell me my dress was pretty as I went up the escalator and he went down on the other side. All complimentors were odd-ish, and almost feverish in the way they had to tell me how great the dress is. The dress is like weirdo catnip. Either that, or it was tucked into my underpants all day.
In any case, orange and I are over. I’m back on the turquoise train. People leave me alone when I wear turquoise. While I rustle up something turquoise to wear, I’m thinking about turquoise non-wearables too:
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My bike (which I’ve been riding again with Hubby, after a five year hiatus) is a gold-y orange colour. Hmmm, I should probably play it safe and get some turquoise tires. I love these turquoise tires.
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Although I love turquoise, I don’t have a lot of it in the townhouse. I’ve sprinkled some turquoise around via accessories, the art, one chair. . . but they are little sprinklings. Because our plan has been to live in the townhouse for such a short period (we sell as soon as I am done my PhD), I’ve tried really hard to keep things neutral because buyers can be distracted even by a homeowner’s personal items. Silly, but true. For our next place, though, I have big turquoise plans:
I love the idea of painting just some cabinets turquoise. I’d paint the rest a creamy white or soft grey, although the wood looks nice too – very vintage inspired.
Of course this is up my alley: a bright white space with a few key elements in saturated hues. I was way too scared to pick a statement-making chandelier for fear of turning off prospective buyers, when the time comes. But in our next place I want to go bold on some of the more permanent fixtures, like lighting.
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I have a long list of things I’d love in turquoise, including turquoise stairs . . .
A turquoise sofa . . .
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Turquoise walls . . .
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