It’s Mardi Gras – or “Fat Tuesday,” for those who are not as well versed in French. It’s a day associated with celebrations, eating and drinking, parades, beads, masks, and plenty of cake. If you happen to be in New Orleans today, then stop reading this blog post and go celebrate! If you’re not, here is a Mardi Gras color palette to bring the spirit of celebration into your home.
The Power of Three
The colors of Mardi Gras have always been purple, green and gold. These colors were chosen in 1872, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that they were assigned meaning. Here is what each of the three Mardi Gras colors represents:
Purple represents Justice; Green represents Faith; Gold represents Power.
In the home, these colors can translate a bit differently when used independently, but will certainly convey a very regal feeling when used together.
Because these are all bold, impactful colors, you’ll probably want to stick to using just one of them on your walls. But bringing in the rest of the colors in the palette using fabrics and furniture, metal accents, hanging decor like frames and artwork, or light fixtures will leave a big impact.
Where to Use Them
These colors are also excellent choices for exterior painting. Adding vivid shades such as these to the exterior of your home will up your curb appeal. Try painting shutters or columns in more vibrant shades, or use Black Magic to accent architectural details. We’re also big fans of colorful front doors – Peacock Green would be a wonderful option!
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