I feel like I’ve been down in a hole these last several days. Do you feel that way when you’re without electronic connection?
Just before leaving for a long weekend spent with high-school friends, I scheduled a couple of posts for automatic publishing. I don’t normally do that, but I’m so glad I did this time! Due to storms in the area of our stay, we had no internet service except for about two hours Monday afternoon, and then it was gone again. Our cell service was minimal, too.
We had a wonderful time, and now that I look back on our trip, our limited connection with the world was a little bit of a gift.
I’ll share some fun things about our annual girls’ trip later, but right now I want to discuss the table I set a while back when the weather was very pleasant.
Do certain color combinations draw your attention? I adore the mixture of navy and green. (Ha! That might be a tish obvious – my blog, navy and green.)
Our outside world of greens is a mixture of all shades, and they blend so well. So, why not do that with table decor, and then add a pop of color for accent?
The chartreuse dinner plates are much more yellow-toned than the place mats. Does that mixture bother you?
The tones of green in the potted plant help bring in a third tone, which works perfectly, according to color experts.
Three shades side-by-side on the color wheel are analogous colors. (The umbrella adds another item, but the color is very close to the place mat shade of green. That creates a color echo.)
The striking blue changes the mood of analogous greens and creates a pop of energy against the more subdued mixture.
A while back, I signed up for a free Craftsy garden design class. Many of us benefit from the classes offered at Craftsy. I enjoy their classes and learn so much from each one. I like how they offer many free classes, as well. In the free gardening class, the instructor teaches how to use color mixtures and color echoes.
She also explains that the color wheel is the most important tool in your gardening design bag. That goes for all areas of decorating, of course, and the instructor simplifies things with her ABC’s of the color wheel.
Before viewing the gardening class, I probably wouldn’t have used the chartreuse plates with these place mats. The combination did bother me at first, but I went forward with it, trusting that the instructor knew her stuff. What do you think?
What would we do without white to set things off for sharp contrast?
Navy, white, and green are a close second (for me) to red, white, and blue. How do you feel about it?
Join me for more tablescape fun at Tablescape Thursday. You’ll love it!
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