Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Colour post...



India assaults the senses with colour texture, noise and smells. The surfeit of colour and brash celebration of kitsch is a revelation to those exposed to the country for the first time. I can sense that awe in the reaction of my kids to their new home. They are overwhelmed on a daily basis by the sights and sounds .. My little girls cannot get over their bangles, and shimmering kurtas, overdose of colour in the local markets, the splendorous sarees and clothing, loud colours of festivals -Holi, Diwali, Ganesha- brashly painted faces of the behrupias sometimes seen roaming streets....

For me, moving back to India was rediscovering the familiar. For the kids on the other hand, it has been about the creation of a brand new memory bank.. I see them fill it up with colour and language and experience each day. It is hard not to be taken by their wide eyed innocent excitement for the mundane.

Naturally, the house needed to have more colours as a reflection of the excitement..! Albeit still with a little restraint, for all the red and green and blue we have up on the walls, there is black, beige, taupe and plenty of white neutral space too.. all that marries our existing, Chinese, oriental and contemporary possessions into an Indian space.

Here's is a general colour palette used around the house..






Next up pictures of the finished product by colour... do come back !

10 comments:

What's in a name.. said...
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foodcolours said...

Love the glow of orange and the taupe too. Can't wait to see your results.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning site! Love your posts on India+orient+colours+lifestyle+design...now your newest happy follower!
Hope to see you on my humble site... sometime:)

Regards,
S.

pRiyA said...

Look who's back in blogland! Lovely writing Chandan. Don't I know what you mean. I'd like to see pictures when everything is done up and ready. Your tastes and sense of style were always superb.

Chandan said...

Foodcolours: Thanks for dropping by..was a bit worried about the orange actually... used it sparingly... will post the final wall colours soon :)

Sanghamitra : Your site is far from humble!! Thanks for following this space.. hope to hear more from you on your wonderful blog :)

pRiyA!!!!!!! yes, am back again.. hope to stick with it this time :(..Will upload finished rooms by and by.. thanks for the lovely words of encouragement.. truly makes my day :)

~ ॐ ~ said...

I am so waiting for this :)

limonana said...

lovely blog! :o)

Chandan said...

Prashant : :)

Limonana : Thanks! I will take that as a compliment cuz I went thru your blog and its amazing!

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