Cognac, Chartreuse, & Smokey Blue

I have been noticing the growing appearance of the color Cognac these days… not brown, not tan, not orange – Cognac, a very distinct, warm shade combining a touch of all three I just listed. It is a beautiful neutral for the Fall season and I am especially inspired by it’s pairing with chartreuse green and smokey blue, both fairly unusual combinations.

I’m always on the hunt for unique color stories – the ones that make you stop and look closer or surprise you with their unexpected and refreshing success. I touched on this with my post about J. Crew’s latest catalog last week. There’s certainly nothing new under the sun, but there are things that are less common and that’s what I love to search for! So today, with this season ready color scheme, I’d like to introduce a new series on the blog called Color Study! I’ll be sharing fresh and unique color stories gathered from details discovered in my life on a semi-regular basis. In the past, my series have not abided by a strict posting schedule and this one may not either, but I my hope is to share a new episode with you every other Monday. Please forgive me if I slip a little… I promise, I will always make it up to you.


We can all use a little color inspiration or if nothing else, a different perspective. Hope you enjoy and cheers for the new week!



You’ve all noticed a lot of changes around here within the past couple weeks. What I haven’t mentioned is that part of what has been inspiring a few of those changes is my current participation in an e-course called Blogging Your Way by Holly Becker of decor8, assisted by Leslie Shewring of A Creative Mint – both beautiful sites that I think you all would enjoy visiting. Holly and Leslie are both wonderfully talented bloggers and teachers and have motivated me to a higher level of blogging. Today’s post is actually part of a homework assignment (the fun kind of homework, though). The class isn’t over yet, so hopefully you will continue to see my work improve as I develop my writing and creating skills through this e-course. If you are a blogger and are interested in improving your own work, I highly recommend it! Visit the Blogging Your Way Facebook fan page for more information.

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