Unusual color combinations can be learned in Mexico, but brought back to your own home for a fresh look.
Color is the most obvious association with México. Bright colors are ubiquitous throughout the country. What I am most intrigued by are the unusual combinations that are not seen in the states.
This photo from the first Casa Mexicana opened up a new world to me. Seeing tomato red with lavender and fuchsia? What a gorgeous combination. I have looked at this picture countless times. I suggest adding both the first Casa Mexicana by Tim Street Porter and the second Casa Mexicana Style by his wife Annie Kelly to your library. They are both excellent for showcasing a variety of Mexican styles.
One of my favorite examples of color from my trip to Cabo was seen on the wall of a small bar inside the Sheraton Hotel. A stripe of electric pink separates agave green and avocado green. Most would think the two greens would clash when used together. I have seen wonderful examples of clashing colors in México, such as fuchsia and maroon, burnt orange and turquoise, and orange and burgundy.
This color combination was spotted in an equipment building outside our hotel. It reminded me of a washed out version of the morning’s sunrise. A bright mango colored sky against the cool blue water of the Sea of Cortez.
To be continued…
Casa V can bring exciting color to your home.