Fashion/Interiors: Columns of Color

Trends & Events

The much mocked skinny jean has hugged many a leg, from New York, to Austin, to Los Angeles.* Wondering how much longer the trend of blood-cuttingly tight pants will last? Well, with the newest incarnations of the idea, probably for awhile longer. It’s not enough to just wear pants tight enough to see what you ate last, you’ve now got to grab attention with the hottest neon color you can find.

How might one translate this into an interior environment? Why, by looking to your drapery of course. No, we’re not implying that drapes are the pants of the interior (or are we?) but you can certainly incorporate some awesome columns of color by adding some solid-colored neon curtains in a room or two.

What do you think about columns of color for an interior space?! Do you own a pair of neon-colored skinny jeans?! Speak up! Preferably in the comments.

*This blogger is totally wearing skinny jeans as she types; she ain’t hatin’
Images: Seesaw and Tara Donne and Design*Sponge via Apartment Therapy
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  1. Rachel Gisela

    May 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I do not own a single pair of skinny jeans, much less a pair that are neon colored. Personally, I don’t care for the skinny jean trend and that’s probably because I’d drop dead before I caught myself in a pair. Let’s just say that for a woman of my size, super tight jeans aren’t flattering. I don’t know how anyone my size or bigger ever thought that style was flattering. On thinner silhouettes I think it looks decent, especially paired with a flowy top that rests below the hip and heels.
    Enough about me though and my opinion on the jean trend… on to my thoughts for interior decoration. In the left photo, I enjoy the pop of color from the curtains and the way it contrasts with the darkness of the other fabrics. Maybe the decorator wanted to share a “black and yellow” theme with Wiz Khalifa, but I think I would have opted for a deeper green neon, especially if I were going to keep all the stripes.
    For the photo on the left, I like the pinks (maybe I’m biased because I’m a girl and like that color anyway) and I like that the two pinks are slightly different colors. I don’t, however, like the non-so-neon green panel on the right. I think it should have been kept in the pink family if not the same color as the left panel.
    So overall, I say no to neon skinny pants – well, neon pants in general; and yes to a column of color in an interior space.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      May 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

      What a thorough comment! I love it! Keep giving that feedback!

  2. Goddess of Curtains

    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    The lines between fashion and interior design and textiles are fascinating. Sometimes we find ourselves inspired beyond color to wear fabrics associated with sofas and chairs. Love this post. Such a great blog!

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