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What’s Your Color Story?
Color plays a huge role in our lives, whether we think it does or not. One thing that never crossed my mind before reading Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson was how much color affects not only my life, but also my mood and my attitude. How I think, how I feel, how I react. I think it’s time to find out what my color story is and put it into action in my own home!
About The Book
In Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color, life stylist and interior design guru Moll Anderson adds the dimension of color to her design and lifestyle advice, helping us all discover the amazing transformation that color can make in our homes and lives.
Using vibrant, beautiful photographs, (and I mean beautiful, you will be so stinking inspired!) Moll highlights a fresh, modern approach to creating colorful spaces. She highlights thirteen different colors in individual chapters, and each includes simple color solutions, fabulous “Pop of Color” additions, and Moll’s personal color lessons and stories from her designs and life.
In Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color, Moll explains how our feelings about color are deeply rooted and emotionally based on our personal lives, who knew right?! Color impacts our moods, behaviors, and emotions. Understanding why we like and dislike certain colors is key to exploring our own personal color story. Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color asks you questions about your past and present situations and it helps you hone in on why certain colors make you feel the way you feel.
One of the things I love about this book is that it’s interactive. You don’t just flip through the pages and look at pictures, although the pictures in this book are STUNNING, you also have guided journal pages that will lead you on a journey to explore your own personal connections to color.
About The Author- Moll Anderson
“I became interested in color when I discovered that it was not only a reflection of my mood, but my state of being. I looked around and saw I was living in black and white, and I realized I was hiding. In this book I share the transformational elements of my own journey with color to help you transform your personal color story.”- Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson is an accomplished author, television and radio host, inspirational interior designer, life stylist, and advocate for women and children globally. Moll is a woman of many trades. Her lifestyle and interior design acumen have been enthusiastically embraced by readers of her four home and lifestyle books. She has been featured in national publications such as InStyle and Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Huffington Post’s Women in Business, as well as in regional publications.
She’s also a dedicated philanthropist, focusing her energy on many deserving causes. Moll is an advocate for survivors of abuse, and she commits her time and resources to improving and protecting the lives of women and children in her community and internationally through her work with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and UNICEF. You can also learn more about Moll on Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
I’ve never been the interior decorator type. My house doesn’t look pristine. It does not resemble magazine photos or gorgeous pins on Pinterest. I’ve just never been one to put much thought into my home decor. I try here and there, but not nearly enough.
I found out some very interesting facts about myself that I never realized before. One of the questions that the book asks, “What is your least favorite color? Why do you dislike it?” And I sat there thinking, I don’t dislike any colors! But then yellow came to mind. As we all know, yellow is a very “happy” color. I usd to LOVE yellow. My teenage room was painted the brightest yellow you have ever seen. I mean, it hurt your eyes when you walked in there.
But when I remember my room as a teenager, I remember losing my dad when I was only 19. And that is one of the most painful times in my life. That color yellow is somehow associated with pain and grief for me now. After I wrote down my answer, I was shocked. Over the years I’ve always told my hubby I don’t like yellow for walls, or yellow pops of color. But I never really knew why or cared why.
On the other hand, after finding out my least favorite color, I also figured out what my favorite color is- pink! It is feminine, vibrant, and just plain uplifting. “If you can wear it and feel fab in it, you can live with that color!” -Moll Anderson. Of course, I then discovered I don’t have ONE pop of that color in my home. But then again, I’m married and I know my husband doesn’t want pink everywhere! 😆 So now comes the challenge of making some pops of it here and there work for me AND my husband.
I have come to realize that I am not anywhere near bold enough with my color choices in my home. I tend to be drawn to neutral neutral neutral. And it’s boring right? Neutral is good, but I’ve got to get my pops of color happening! Time to step it up. I cannot wait to implement what I’ve learned about myself into my home decor.
Stay tuned for my second post where I will be updating my master bedroom to bring more pops of color and shades that uplift into my space!
Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color will be available in Target stores when it officially publishes on March 14. 2017. It can also be purchased at MollAnderson.com, Amazon, B&N and Books-A-Million, or anywhere books are sold online!
What is your favorite color? What is your least favorite color? Comment below and share!