People often only associate green and red with Christmas.
Or else my whole house is Christmas year round.
Do you know why they look so good together?
They are complimentary colors: they are opposite each other on the color wheel.
And technically my color wheel has an extra blue in it, but you get the idea. They're best friends, and like best friends, they compliment each other. These swimming lessons gave me the chance to make this:
[And if you happen to go to the YMCA pool and see little red beads poolside, I blame it entirely on the wind]. It looks like a raspberry bracelet, no? Perfect for summer. Don't you love those retro green glass beads? Me too. Leave any comment about color and you'll be entered into the giveaway. Giveaway closed.
And if you're still not convinced red and green aren't just Christmas colors,
shame on me.
But, I won't leave you out. You can still enter and win this, instead:
Admire these buttons every time you wear this. COO-ELL.
I'll leave comments open until I get bored of looking at this post....
I love your jewelry. Red and green really go fantastically (is that a word?) together!ReplyDelete
Your jewelry is gorgeous! I love all watery colors- blues, greens, purples. :)ReplyDelete
I love that bracelet and was just thinking about your beading the other day. You know what else I was thinking- I am so glad the guy at the camera store told you to but the macro lens instead of the 50 mm. He was right to recommend that:)ReplyDelete
Color comment? I love orange and pink together- for everything. Another combo I love? Royal purple and turquoise.
Red and green is one of my favorite combos too. My front room has a red wall with green couches. My kitchen is vintage red with green. Aaah I love the color combo. And the bracelet is amazing. The glass beads on the end are a great addition.ReplyDelete
I've always subscribed to the 'opposites on the color wheel' theory. Great post! And that's a great bracelet!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love blues and greens. When they are put together, it reminds me of the ocean meeting the sky. And that makes me happy! :)ReplyDelete
Red and green have long been my fav colors, altho I rarely pair them together. They have so much pop when they are paired with colors not so striking, a little muted or lighter... or esp black! I do love all complementary colors together. I never liked being too matchy matchy.ReplyDelete
oh gosh, i love both of those bracelets. i love deep red, olive green, and chocolate brown together...in fact, that's what our living room is.ReplyDelete
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I love complimentary colors - and I like to wear them together. That's probably why I have such a complimentary life. I love your bracelets too, beautiful, as always!ReplyDelete
I have to say I was not a fan of green and red together prior to this post, only because the only time I'd seen them together was when my husband painted three walls in my dining room green, and one red. Forest green and red - I felt like my dining room was Christmas all year round. I think maybe the whole room in those colors was a little much, but the way you've shown them together as compliments to a room are fantastic - I love how they blend when it's small pieces making up a bigger picture!ReplyDelete
I've always loved blue. I always felt weird because I'm a girl and girls aren't supposed to love blue, but I do!ReplyDelete
shanicherie (at) gmail (dot) com
I happen to think red and green do go well together--and as long as you don't have boughs of holly strung all over your house--then I'd say it's not a Christmas themed house :)ReplyDelete
both bracelets are fabulous!!
pretty, pretty, pretty... After all of the rain we have had around here my backyard is the most beautiful, shades of green - at the moment I can see about five different hues of it. Your creativity is inspiring...ReplyDelete
enjoy your day!
i love black because it is easy to match and i love pink on my daughters and i love blue on my boys because of there nice blue eyes and i love red and green because christmas is comming !!!ReplyDelete
i just ADORE your style!!! and when i see "your" reds and greens it totally DOES NOT make me think of xmas cause it's not the typical red and green that holiday brings!!! I WANT WANT WANT that bracelet so i'm hoping to be the announced WINNER!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!ReplyDelete
Red is my favorite color! I don't think you can go wrong!ReplyDelete
I love the red and green bracelet! I also love navy and yellow together, now I know why!ReplyDelete
I do adore red and green, but red purple are showing up more and more at my house. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I really like orange and green together as well. My kitchen is orange and lime.ReplyDelete
But my favorite color combo is lavender and olive.
I thought I was the only one who likes red and green together. hmm,...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway! :)
I've never thought of red and green NOT being Christmas-y...Thanks for opening my eyes! I love the combo. I will defintely have to keep this in mind. Love the green beads as well.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful. I love red, it's my favorite "pop of color" color. And the pale jade green buttons are divine. You may have just convinced me that they're not strictly for Christmas.ReplyDelete
Our living room is green, brown and red...so warm and inviting! I love these!ReplyDelete
Amazing! Great giveaway!
i love the red and green combo. i hadn't really thought about it before. i love just about anything with orange right now-- turquoise, brown, white.ReplyDelete
I have always loved red and green--My hair is red and I like to wear green. Blue is my favorite color of all. I painted my cupboards turquoise. They turned out very cheerful, which is just what I wanted.ReplyDelete
This bracelet is beautiful. The vibrant red and the muted jade work so well. Not Christmas-y at all.ReplyDelete
brilliant! I agree... who says red and green can ONLY be Christmas! Lovely bracelets! When do you find the time? (Thank goodness you do!)ReplyDelete
inthegrove5 at gmail dot com
I was plying yarn that had sunset colors in the singles (red, orange, yellow, purple, pink) - and every time a yellow paired with a purple, it rankled me, there was so much *tension* in the combination. It wasn't until later that I realized they were opposites on the color wheel. Red and green don't have the same tingly-tense feeling, for some reason.ReplyDelete
YES! I love green and red. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I LOVE yellow. It is bright and cheery and happy. Lately I"m so attracted to all things polka dot and striped!ReplyDelete
You do beautiful work. Wish I could do all that during swim lessons. I"m still busy chasing at least one kiddo!
I am a huge red and green fan too, although the shades I prefer change frequently. But right now, I am all about light blue, light gray and light yellow. So peaceful.ReplyDelete
i love that red and green bracelet. for a long time now my favorite color has been brown...there are so many lovely different shades of it and it looks beautiful with just about every color i can think of. thanks for this generous giveaway!ReplyDelete
stinksopurdy at gmail dot com
red and green is very summery, also - the color of gardens!ReplyDelete
Love both of those bracelets - wow!
looks exactly like lovely little raspberries! love it.ReplyDelete
i'm a believer- go red & green.
man, Katy! you are way too giving. seriously.ReplyDelete
my high school colors were blue and orange and (even though the combo still reminds me of high school) i think they go fabulously together.
and i truly think it's my turn to win one of these!! i would adore either one. ;)
so pretty and it just might fit my tiny wrist better than most bracelets.ReplyDelete
It is not enough to place colors, however beautiful, one beside the other; colors must also react on one another. Otherwise, you have cacophony. -Henri MatisseReplyDelete
I am a colorful gal. Colors make me smile. Pink will always be close to my heart, but blue. Oh blue. I LOVE BLUE too. My baby girl loves pink and purple. She calls them "girl colors". Your bracelets are amazingly intricate. I would love to be able to look down as I blog and admire the beads. :)ReplyDelete
Lexy of Beautylicious Fashionista
So beautiful! I love red & green together & just today gave a green flower pot with red spade as a teacher's gift. Beautiful bracelet!ReplyDelete
Color~~yes please :0) I'll take red, green, red & green, and everything in between! Hey, and I'm a poet too!ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of Red & Green too. Lots of it at my house...and in my closet... I love lime green, apple green, olive green- with liberal amounts of orangey reds thrown in for good measure.ReplyDelete
I love red and green together. Green is actually my favorite colour, I think it is such a wonderful colour and gives such a pop to anything. Especially grass green. I LOVE GREENReplyDelete
I love Red and I love Green, but never really mix them together. The bracelete is lovely though, I should mix them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win one of your inspiring creations! I love red and green together..anytime!ReplyDelete
My kitchen has red and green elements with a bit of yellow thrown in. I love them together!ReplyDelete
I like YOUR greens and reds, though I don't think it's for me. I do have a sister that is absolutely IN LOVE with all things red, so I'd give her the bracelet if I won. :)ReplyDelete
LOVE the braclet. I am trying to figure out how you did the knots.ReplyDelete
Of course red & green aren't just for christmas! I mean strawberries & raspberries grow on green vines and you find cherries amidst green leaves! Totally natural, normal and all things summer-ey. Love the bracelets (both) amazing! Have a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
Red and green remind me of strawberries and strawberries remind me of summer.ReplyDelete
oooooh.complimentary colors. be still my heart. I love red and green, but also purple and yellow, blue and orange...ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the intricate beading and the pale green is gorgeous. I love pops of bright color- pink, orange, yellow, teal.ReplyDelete
I think it has to do with shades of red and green. Too often, colors are over-simplified to their boldest/most common incarnations. How fun it would be if we all removed the cliche's and just splashed out the colors we enjoy looking at. Good for you!ReplyDelete
PS - Swooning over the table/chair combo.
i won't win, i never win.ReplyDelete
and that makes me feel blue.
I am a peeker at your blog but now need to say hey I love the colours and I think red and green should be all year around even if they are in christmas what have you. always remember the reason for the seasonReplyDelete
I will admit that I usually think Christmas when I see red and green. But I think you changed my mind! :) Your decorating is so neat!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love red and green! It's also why pink and green go so well together.ReplyDelete
I like your addition to the color wheel. I've been a fan of the red-green combo for a while, in fact, I am thinking about painting my house green with a red door . . .ReplyDelete
I'm liking the greens, oranges, yellows, citrusy, summery colors right now - I need SUMMER! (We live in cold wet Idaho.)ReplyDelete
By the way, your work is Fabulous!!!
My mom and I just had an interesting conversation about the color wheel and fabric lines. I'm honestly crossing my fingers and toes that I win!!!ReplyDelete
I love reds greens and yellows together which is my living room and kitchen. Pink and brown always makes me feel gentle and serene.ReplyDelete
The bracelet is priceless!!!!
I LOVE red and green together! It started when my obsession with red shoes and questioning whether or not I should wear them with a green shirt. The answer was yes. And I've never gone back. :)ReplyDelete
That bracelet is adorable!
My house is also colored with red and green...my faves. I can't believe the time you put into all those tiny beads. Wow.ReplyDelete
I like turquoise and green together.ReplyDelete
I've got a thing for yellow and blue!ReplyDelete
Looks like you're also skilled at beading... these are beautiful! I like the blue and green because it looks so lacy...ReplyDelete
I love these and I love your take on color. I remember when my boys would snarl their noses up at the pink crayon in the crayon box and I'd say ... pink is NOT a girl color; colors are for everyone! So red and green are NOT just Christmas colors.ReplyDelete
I love granny-smith-apple green for decorating and I love wearing dark purple lately.ReplyDelete
Both bracelets are gorgeous! I like red & green and also red and turquoise.ReplyDelete
I always associated red and green with Christmas. But I really love the green counter tops with your building hand towel. Those tones don't really look like Christmas.ReplyDelete
So very thankful that there are many different colors. Glad that each person is entitled to like whatever color they so desire. We are all different and having our own favorite shows one part of our personality. I love your jewelry making skill--so jealous! if I win--you can contact me at email@example.comReplyDelete
I love red. All shades. Half of the time I am wearing something red. My husband LOVES red as much as I do!ReplyDelete
I do agree that red and green are not just for christmas, the bracelet is great!! However I do still like the second one best! So beautful.ReplyDelete
cool red raspberry bracelet, it reminds me of those non-pareil raspberry jelly candies.ReplyDelete
GORGEOUS! I love the red and green and am so jealous of your beading skills...not something I've even attempted to master yet!ReplyDelete
Both bracelets are ADORABLE!!ReplyDelete
Oh my heck, I love them both! BUT- what I am really GREEN with envy over is that totally amazing tea kettle. I so want that too!ReplyDelete
I am now convinced the red and green aren't just to use around Christmas. Absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love it! I also love purple and orange--other complimentary colors. So refreshing. You are one talented woman.ReplyDelete
Katy you're creations are so beautiful and intricate. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You are so talented! And I love red and green - I think it depends on the shades you choose in order to not make it look Christmasy (which you've done a fantastic job of!) Most of our kitchen accessories are red and the other day I mentioned to my husband I wanted to add a little more color and he suggested lime green which is what had been exactly in my head too. Great minds think alike I guess!ReplyDelete
cute, my favorite color is brown, to me its just dreamy!ReplyDelete
I'm not a jewellry person but I love that bracelet!! I made a skirt out of michael miller fabric that's purple and green and I love it! I didn't own any purple or green tops until a couple weeks ago when I finished the skirt.ReplyDelete
I keep trying to win one of your fantastic bracelets. They really are amazing! Here's hoping.ReplyDelete
I like red and green together, but I REALLY like red and blue. Or red and aqua as is very popular right now.
Oh my gosh the red bracelet is lovely! I agree it looks like raspberries. Green is the perfect compliment. You know your color, girl!ReplyDelete
since elementary school or so i have loved blue and yellow. they've got to be my favorite complementary colors....but your red and green combos are making me rethink. i love the red chairs!ReplyDelete
oops! I forgot to make my comment about color - gorgeous - that's it - gorgeous color combinations. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful bracelet! The world would be so boring without color!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love green and red. It's always Christmas at my house too!ReplyDelete
PS That bracelet is amazing. So does this mean I get twice the chance to win?ReplyDelete
Love the bracelet! Red and green year-round!ReplyDelete
I'm not a huge fan of red and green outside of Christmas time, but as always, you do it with an elegance and beauty, "normal" people such as myself wouldn't be able to think up naturally. I do love the second one though! ;)ReplyDelete
Alrighty... are we thinking lucky number 93 this time? ;)
Red is my favorite accessory color and green goes with my eyes. Perfect bracelet for me!ReplyDelete
You are so creative! I love your raspberry bracelet!ReplyDelete
I just learned about the color wheel this past semester in my art class. Apparently the complimentary colors do something to make your brain waves more active and that's why you'll see complimentary colors paired together in advertisements. I feel almost as smart/cultured as you! :)ReplyDelete
I love a bold blue with a bold red. that would be my kitchen colors.
Love it!! Red is my favorite decorating color - can't help it!!ReplyDelete
I fell in love with your pistachio green kitchenaid. I am trying to convince my husband to spray paint mine...ReplyDelete
I love your red and green.ReplyDelete
Please pick me, I need some beautiful in my life.
tinabstone at gmail
I love orange and blue. They too are opposites.ReplyDelete
I really like the bubbly texture of the red bracelet. It looks fun!
what?! Over a hundred comments...I thought I was the only cool one to have randomly found your blog (okay, so it was my sister who found you but who's checkin')ReplyDelete
I just love bold color against a simple background.
Katy, your talent makes me dizzy! The bracelet is amazing.ReplyDelete
As for me and color - I'm always drawn to blues, whites, greens and browns.
Green has always been my favorite color, I painted my kitchen cupboard green five years ago and have never regretted it! Who wouldnt love the color of things that grow.ReplyDelete
I just love green and I think together with red it's not christmasy but rather reminds me of strawbeerys so the perfekt summercombination. Would love to have a beery-bracelet :)ReplyDelete
Red and green makes me think of Christmas. But, Christmas has so many colors. Blue is one of my favorite winter colors. So chilly!ReplyDelete
Red and green are cozy colors. They make me happy as they remind me of my grandmother's kitchen. she always loved those colors together. I would be so honored to wear either one of those bracelets.ReplyDelete
Red is my favorite color anyway so I think it goes with anything.ReplyDelete
Pick me, pick me!ReplyDelete
Um. LOVE both of these. They look great~!ReplyDelete
I also love red and green! That bracelet is delicious :)ReplyDelete
I am a big fan of the red and green but I love how your red is an orange-red.looks fresher.spray paint is on my home depot list know-how orange-red of course! Love your blog!ReplyDelete
both are gorgeous. I think the red & green one looks rather chinese actually..ReplyDelete
Red and Green are SO MUCH MORE than just Christmas colors. I don't like putting colors into boxes like that.ReplyDelete
I think you have proved that red and green aren't just for Christmas! Love love love that raspberry bracelet!ReplyDelete
Crafting by Candlelight
red and green are my favorite colors! This bracelet is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I never would have thought of putting in green countertops like yours, but it looks so refreshing and happy.ReplyDelete
Oh how I love green and black.ReplyDelete
LOVE the beads and the bracelets! I love red and green together, and they are all over my house in some way. I think the shade of green makes all the difference for not looking Christmas-y.ReplyDelete
How on earth do you make them? I don't know if I want to know. I will just appreciate your hard work and tell you they are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I LOVE red! In fact your blog has given me courage to paint my kitchen cupboards red! The bracelets are beautiful. I'm not sure about the red and green, but hey, I'm am not very adventuresome when in comes to color. I am, btw, the queen of white walls!ReplyDelete
Ditto to what Dad said.ReplyDelete
One thing I love about me is my bold use of color in what I wear, how I decorate, and what I eat!
I'm a huge fan of your bracelets. Beautiful work. Colors make the world go round. "Red & yellow & pink & green, purple & orange & blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.ReplyDelete
I love your bracelets. I almost want to win is just so I can see how you did it! Gorgeous. PICK ME!ReplyDelete
Love the bracelets....anything made by you is like a Christmas in July present...any color!!! Love it!ReplyDelete
The red and green combo is lovely and fresh in that bracelet. I must admit I always default to black, grey and navy in my wardrobe. Lame and safe, I know... maybe I need that red bracelet for a punch of color. Baby steps...ReplyDelete
Cheers! : )
I just love your raspberry bracelet it is so cute. I love red and green to!ReplyDelete
I love the red & green one - it reminds me of a caterpillar just waiting to make a wrist into a beautiful butterfly.ReplyDelete
so amazing. my house sports a lot of red and green as well. makes the holiday transition a cinch.ReplyDelete
Oh I happy to see that I have not missed your giveaway! what beautiful braclets! I love green with red too. And speaking of color, I just finished my summer chore chart for my boys. I decided to have each chore a different color. It looks like a rainbow hanging on my sunroom magnet board. Hopefully it will be more enjoyable to follow with all the cheery color!ReplyDelete
Both those bracelets are fabulous! Red and green definitely can go together without looking Christmasy.ReplyDelete
I love color. I'm trying to bring more color to my wardrobe. I've found I always stick on the safe side and buy neutral-color items, but it's time to break that habit. I hope I win your give away! Either of those bracelets would get me another step in the right direction.
I certainly don't think I have a color combination that I love the most, but red and green definitely are lovely... for more things than just Christmas. What beautiful bracelets!ReplyDelete
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Red and Green! I love it. Think tomatoes, tulips, berries. There are lots of fabulous red and green combos! I want it.ReplyDelete
Is it too late to talk color?! If not, I want to mention teals with orange (which is really just a few shades way from red and green, no?). I love it so much it make me smile every time I see it paired together. Throw in a little black with it, and I actually think it's the most perfect color combo ever!ReplyDelete
Your jewelery is so amazing, it seems like it would be so tedious to make, and yet, here you are willing to give it away. I love that spirit of generosity. Very inspiring.
Colors take me to a place I have been before (or a pace I dream of going to.) The jade green and bright red remind me of Chinatown in San Francisco - the color of the neighborhoods gates, the colors on joss paper - the colors in a bundle of incense, the colors of trinkets that fill huge crates in front of shops.ReplyDelete
The colors help me to recall the sights, smells, and tastes of my experiences.
I love your bracelets. They're gorgeous. And red and green are always perfect. (Actually, to me, red and ANYTHING are always perfect.)ReplyDelete