Ode to Color – Lori Weitzner – desire to inspire

I was sent the newly launched book Ode to : The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design by textile designer Lori Weitzner before Christmas and didn’t get a chance to peruse it, much less prepare this post until now. I am sorry it took me so long because this book is delicious – a perfect addition to the stack on your coffee table. This book is truly a journey into the world of colour, and takes an in-depth look at the ten essential “color worlds”. Lori shares with us the connections to color on a psychological and spiritual level. “What connects them in a level of engagement: they speak to the senses on an emotional level, influencing our moods and jogging memory, and simply speaking to who we are, functioning as a form of self-expression.” The photos that accompany her thoughts are beautiful examples that really demonstrate the impact color has on our lives. It is truly a lovely book, from HarperCollins Publishers. You can ger yourself a copy here.

WATERSIDE (cool blues, grays)

SILVERLIGHT (pewter, silver)

GARDEN PARTY (pink, peach, lilac, lavendar)

NIGHT SHADOWS (gunmetal, charcoal, mahogany)

WHISPER (whites)

EARTHLY (rust, aubergine, ochre, burnt sienna)

AT EASE (walnut, mocha, khaki, ecru)

OUT LOUD (vibrant reds, blues, purples)

ALCHEMY (gold, amber, bronze, citrine)

FRAGRANT WOODS (greens, browns)

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