Take a look around your room. Peek in your closet. Does a certain color rule the roost? Green has long been my favorite color, but I’ve definitely noticed a trend over the past decade. Most of my big ticket, beads-of-sweat-forming-on-the-brow-as-I-pull-out-my-wallet purchases have been in the bright grassy green shade that I love so much. Color trends may come and go, but I know many of these items will be with me for the long haul. Nothing makes me happier than a pop of bright green to liven up an outfit or a living space.

Eames Aluminum Chair in Apple. This was my wedding gift to D, but somehow became MY desk chair. Happy marriage, honey!

J. Crew Silk-Cashmere Wrap

Clare Vivier Bando Bucket Bag in Moss

Earrings from a million years ago

Kenneth Jay Lane ring found on Gilt

Kate Spade Continental Wallet in Vine

Painting D found in a Santa Fe flea market long ago

Vintage green and navy fabric used on a bedroom chair

Jonathan Adler pillow

Room and Board Madrid Chair (with the infamous Cheerios)

Do you have a favorite color when it comes to your home, clothing, and/or accessories? Is it the same color across the board or do you like different colors for different facets of your lifestyle? I love orange, bright yellow, and green for home accents and accessories, but find myself gravitating towards rosy pink, navy, and muted neutrals for clothing. What say you? I neeeeeed to know!

  • Ris

    June 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I gravitate so much towards red that it has become somewhat of a joke in my family. I just can’t help it–nothing brightens up all my neutrals like a pop of deep red! My latest obsession? Red TOMS. They really dress up the jeans/tshirt combo. Although you’re starting to convince me I could use a few green items as well. So that I can, you know, look like a Christmas tree year round.

  • whoorl

    June 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Ris, my Red Toms are in constant rotation over here! (Of course, I usually tone down the green on those days…Christmas, like you said…)

  • Caro

    June 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

    i love me some green too! But I have loved purple since I was a kid and can’t seem to shake that love as an adult.

  • steph

    June 10, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Loving coral this summer! I think I wear a lot of turquoise accessories. I should incorporate more green, though, I always get compliments when I wear that color!

    LOVE your desk chair! Happy marriage, indeed! ;)

  • Jen

    June 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I also love green. In fact, I’m wearing green currently. With a green patterned scarf. I love all your green accessories!

    Also, delurking to say I’ve been a fan of your blog for a few years now, and I’m very happy to see frequent posts again!

  • sizzle

    June 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Lately mine seem to be red and teal.

  • Just Shireen

    June 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Purple. A deep, rich, eggplant with a hint a gray. I realized the other day when I was wearing my glasses (purple), holding my wallet & phone (purple & purple) and wearing flip flops (you guessed it, purple!) I may need to take a step back.

  • Sarah

    June 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Home decor, I learn towards warm, light gold. Yellow spoken here!

    For clothes, though, I gravitate to green. A couple of years ago, it was a grassy, mossy green. (J. Crew cashmere sweaters, a gorgeous BCBG wrap dress, and green-gold peep toe pumps).

    Lately, I’ve been leaning toward turquoises and teals…ones that are definitely more green than blue. Now that I think about it, the one recent purchase that has made to super happy was an umbrella. It’s white, with a grassy green AND turquoise bubbles/dot print. :)

  • Amanda

    June 10, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Oh, I love green too! I have that same wrap. I’m like you in that I seem to have colors I gravitate toward for home decor (grays, blues, chalky whites, dark browns, orange) and colors I embrace in clothing (warmer tones overall).

  • Molly

    June 10, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Oooooooh….that ring…that ring!!!! My heart…..

    xx Molly

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    June 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Purple is definitely my favorite. Green is #2. Like my kids, I have my favorites ordered :). In fact, I was thinking about doing a post like this, since I’ve noticed just how much purple I have in my home! I love it.

    On a totally random note, I stumbled upon your dad’s candy stocking video early (way too early for me to be up watching a video on candy shopping ;)… It was quite entertaining. He’s a funny guy.

  • Tammi Marie

    June 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I’m a blue girl all the way. All shades of it. The sky the ocean what’s not to love. I’m not a big green person at all. I don’t think I own one green clothing item. Maybe you are either blue or green. I also enjoy red for clothing,

  • Sarah

    June 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

    It’s aqua blue for me. :) My couches, my coach bag, my wedding shoes (and our whole wedding), my Kitchenaid stand mixer, the walls of our bedroom in our first house. All the same shade of blue.

    Lately though I’ve been moving to a bright sunshine yellow instead. It calls my name.

    And for clothes it is navy all the way. More so even than black. If it comes in navy, I must have it.

  • kat

    June 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

    green has totally moved up in my world for colors to wear, accent colors. and i tend to wear a lot of navy as a base since you can pair so much with navy. i particularly love orange and coral with navy.

  • Angella

    June 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I’m a blue girl, with pops of red (when it comes to my house).

    For clothes, besides the blacks and browns, I find that I buy a lot of purple. Though the new dress I’m wearing today is muted blues and greens.

    (I’ll Instagram it later – it’s SO pretty.)

  • PinkieBling

    June 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I know it’s often considered deeply uncool, but I’m obsessed with pink. It’s all over my personal effects (makeup bags, bathrobe, things like that), but I don’t decorate in it (except a few pink accents in my bedroom). My favorite decorating color is red. LOOOVE red! My wardrobe has a pretty good balance colors – except brown. I own nothing in brown.

  • KateP

    June 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    It is so funny that you posted this, as I was looking in my closet this morning, and thought it looked a little “Elle Woods” in there (God, that woman wears a lot of pink.) For my house, definitely blue. Navy prevails in both arenas.

  • Mary

    June 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    My basic home colors are warm golds (ivories and yellows too) mixed with barn red and touches of sage green – but many of my accessories are red. Red Pottery Barn weathered stools, throw pillows that are mostly red, a cool old red painted antique chair with lots of the paint chipped, a red antique fireman’s call box that hangs on the wall as art, a faded red vintage trunk with cool brass corners and leather straps, a 1950’s pristine condition Tonka fire truck and my favorite red item of all…my perfect shade of (not too orange/not too blue) red front door on my coffee with cream colored house with slightly off white trim. I made that decision 10+ years ago and get compliments on our door all the time…oh and I also have a big red Ford 4×4 pick-up truck. Yeah, I guess I like red accents.

  • wishcake

    June 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I love all the “greenery”! I want your purse, by the way. It’s upsetting how much I love it.

    As for my color palette…for some reason, I tend to lean towards the teals and the pale green colors. I keep wanting to add more bright colors to the duplex (poppy, coral, orange). Although the wee one won’t have a nursery, I’m hoping to decorate her corner of our bedroom with those colors to brighten it up a bit.


  • Jeni

    June 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Everything I own (and every paint color in my house) is either periwinkle, pink, or purple. I love cool-toned colors.

  • Michelle @ Pretty Mommy

    June 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m a pink girl through and through…(although now that my 3 yr old will wear nothing else it’s losing a little of it’s appeal)
    Did you see this green eye candy: http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/post/6383505764/beautiful-decor

  • Lynne

    June 13, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Red – it’s always been red. My car is red, I decorate with red accents for a pop of color in my very neutral house, and most of my closet is red. Don’t ask about that one time I got married…wow, red overload.

  • jo

    June 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    That painting is phenomenal!

  • Roxanna

    June 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Mine is orange. Here is a picture someone took of me at a blogging thing, right after they laughed at me for taking out my orange phone from my orange purse while wearing an orange shawl.


    I have a problem.

  • joslyn

    June 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    i have to say, i’ve long been a fan of the green.
    but really i’m just distracted due to your CV Bando bag. I’ve had my eye on that bad boy for a while.

    do you love?

    you know…thinking back, didn’t we meet over my obsession with your bag ;-)


  • laura

    June 16, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Orange~ at my house, with bits of yellow
    but I’m really loving the green!