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Comforting Grey February 11 2013, 0 Comments

 




There's something calming about the color grey.  It evokes a certain kind of romance, especially when it's raining outside and all you want to do is cuddle on your couch with that perfect someone or that perfect cup fo tea.  

ecru uses it's signature chinchilla grey to create a sense of comfort.  A perfect neutral that is flattering with any bright color, and we love to pair it with our lemon-drop yellow to make it pop.  One of the ways we combine these colors organically is by creating a grey lantern.  Once you turn on the light the flash of yellow illuminates through the grey, achieving the ultimate sense of serenity. 


(Images courtesy of John Drysdale, Garance Dore, Hans Feurer, Life Magazine 1948, and ecru)

Hussah


Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops January 28 2013, 0 Comments

 

Don't you love the ray of warm happiness that yellow showers you in? Especially in the cosy greys of winter? We love the contrasting, yet complementing moods of these two colors. Seeing yellow in a print immediately makes you think of soaking in the sun at the beach while sipping sweet lemonade. While grey makes you want to cuddle yourself in an oversized cashmere blanket by the fire. 

At ecru, lemon-drop yellow and chinchilla grey are our two staple colors.

As we are already amidst greys this winter, this post will focus on our lemon-drop, to brighten up your day. The image below is the combination of several pigment pastes to arrive to our definition of the perfect shade of lemon-drop.

 

 

As Vincent van Gogh stated, 'How wonderful yellow is.  It stands for the sun.'

Hussah 

(Images courtesy of ecru, Pintrest, Sherri Conley, and Trendy Traveller)   


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