Festival of Colors: Celebrate Love and Frivolity In Your Home

Festival of Colors: Celebrate Love and Frivolity In Your Home

Did you know that March 13 is the Hindu celebration of spring?

What really sounds fun about it is that during this celebration of goodness, peace, and love, you get to dance around a big bond fire, and then have colored chalk splattered down on the you, followed by water from sprinklers, water balloons, and water guns. What a unique way to toast the coming warmer months.

Participants dress in t-shirts and sunglasses, because when they are done, they look like living Jackson Pollack paintings.

You may think that this kind of thing is way out of Design Diva’s sense of style, but I am always interested in new things. And splatter painting is a hot new DIY furniture-painting trend. Also, color is finding it’s way back into interior design, moving away from a monochromatic pallet of white, grey, and beige.

GIO/LIA, available at City Tile in Murfreesboro, has created a bright pallet of subway tiles in colors like red, pink, orange and yellow. They also have developed multi-colored wood plank tiles that look like old painted barn wood faded with time (come see an example in the City Tile showroom). While American Olean has created a rainbow of glass tiles that can be combined into custom mosaics to be used for back splashes, or pool surrounds. Or wherever your creativity leads you.

Tesoro has also created mixed mosaics that combine patterns, colors, textures, and materials. Twelve by twelve sheets are available with squares of patterned porcelain tile and brightly colored fused glass tiles. If you prefer waves to squares, Tesoro offers a collection of wavy glass tiles in deep red and turquoise blue.

If you are more into sustainable products, Marazzi offers Oceanside Glass Tiles that are created from worn glass that was retrieved from the sea. Not only does it remove garbage from our oceans, it creates beautiful pearlized tiles.

Personally, I can’t wait to celebrate spring by adding a confetti of color into my home, and maybe even dancing under a rain shower of color as I celebrate the early spring forecast by Punxsutawney Phil on Ground Hog’s Day. Care to join me, fellow Design Divas?
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