Happy Monday! I learned something today… I’ve been pronouncing “Mauve” wrong my whole life. I think everyone I know has too! It’s pronounced “mohv“! What?? Am I the only person this is news to? Now the color “Mauve” (I’m still re-teaching myself) seems so much more fashionable and trendy! I think it should always be in italics. “Mauve“. …So posh.
Mauve, the nasty old way I was pronouncing it (more like “mawve”), always reminded me of dirty-dusty-stiff purple dresses from 100 years ago (and not the cool-vintage ones…) and a grouchy old lady named Maude (sorry if your name is Maude!!!!!)
Seriously, this color has some potential! It’s a tiny bit grey-toned for my day-to-day style, but I think it has some new possibilities in my mind now. Branding is everything, isn’t it?
So, let’s bring MAUVE back!
What do you think of Mauve? Love it? Hate it? Never ever thought about it?
Credits: These people amazed me…..
1. Amber Steffe creates elegant and unique dried flower and feather arrangements for wedding and events. Stunning, simple, and completely special. | 2. http://www.etsy.com/listing/93973973/typography-poster-mint-green-pink “You Can Go Your Own Way” typography poster designed by Amy. Simple and sweet, I love the print and solid colors! | 3. Mancets Logo, designed by French designer Jean-Charles Desevre. Love the stunning scroll work, typography, and design concepts! | 4. Delicate yet bold feather watercolor painting created by Carla Mariny
I like mauve but it has its place in my world of color.
So, as a self proclaimed lover of colors, I couldn’t really make a blanket statement that I hated mauve, but I secretly I hated it. This until I realized that the cute jacket I just bought -because I loved the color- was totally mauve. I paired it with kelly green, it looks great, i now believe in mohv!