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The feel good factor of unbridled color.

October 10, 2017

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Basic town house found in any town USA

Better than a tiny house? – This is the face of many pseudo urban commuter suburbs in the US.  Not such bad places really, especially if one seeks the untroubled reverie of commonality, the refuge of normalcy in uncertain times.  By many standards the place is actually a pillar of luxury.  Who, with jobs, kids, grandkids, and stuff, could argue with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a big kitchen, actual dining room, “whatever” room, off street parking and a security system too.  Why then, in the face of such naked functionality, does this place leave some of us feeling mildly depressed?  I don’t think that I really want to know why, or more likely want to face it.

Admitting that color feels good!  Rather than subject the reader to more dreary investigations, I thought it would be a lot more fun to look at what makes many of us feel good! That, of course, would be bold, bright, primary, unapologetic  color.

Colorful historic downtown mixed use.

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Colorful townhouses.

Advocating for reinstatement.  I often wonder why we have removed it from our visual life, demoted it to a position of the unsophisticated, even crass.  I for one would like to see it reinstated.  I wonder what the home owners association would say if the home owner in the photo above were to apply for approval to repaint the house as per below?  Approval or not, it definitely makes me feel a lot better about the house.

Defying the HOA

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