We got this question from one of our readers…
I’m very excited to be embarking on a journey towards simplicity. A lot of my goals are around decluttering my home, preparing to move in with my partner, downsizing my possessions, simplifying and de-busying my life, and being more deliberate with my finances.
I’ve been reading a lot more blogs about simplicity and minimalism when it comes to fashion, wardrobes and homes. And a commonality that I keep seeing is white, black and neutrals.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good black and white, especially in fashion. It’s classy and clean. But I am a vibrant and colorful person, and I need that in my home!
Why is every single blog about minimalism and decluttering seem to think people want a pristine white decor?
Where are my minimalists that love color and creativity? Clean surfaces and fewer items, a streamlined closet, everything in its place; but with vivid design, textures and maybe a vintage feel? Looking for bloggers, instagrams, podcasts, anything!
Anyone help a girl out? –Ruth
Man, I love this question. I’ve had the same thought too. And I’m also SUPER guilty of being the color-freak who turned to a neutral color palate when I went minimalist. Check this out…
Yup, that’s my before and after. I used to mix subdued greens and whites with dark blues and pops of bright orange. And now… Is there a beige on white on brown color scheme? I’ll take it, plus maybe add some light grey.
The primary purpose for white color pallets when you’re first de-cluttering is that clutter stands out against the white, thereby alerting you to it. It’s taught me to be a lot cleaner in my daily life. But now that I’ve made it a habit, I too am ready to bring in more colors. Something like these from @thesharkclub_ on Instagram…
HEY, HOMIES: What do you recommend as far as bloggers, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, etc., for colorful minimalism?