Late last year, when designing new offerings for the 2012 COCOCOZY textiles collection, I wanted to go with some soothing colorways for my fabric patterns. I was browsing the web a few days ago and came across this picture of this lovely soothing city living room and it reminded me of the colors I chose for this year’s pillow collection.
So, during my so called design process (which is hardly a process…and more of a race to finish everything in time for market), I decided on a pale green blue for one of my main colors for the year and I called it Sea Foam because it reminded me of the color of that froth that sits on top of the water after a wave crashes onto shore. I was so sure of my color name choice. So sure. I pronounced, “I now name you SEA FOAM!” and then the audience roared. I went forward with this name with a strong conviction. I put it in the new 2012 COCOCOZY catalog and called it Sea Foam, I went to market in January/February with it and described it as Sea Foam…and so on and so on.
After, I made this definitive decision on naming the color Sea Foam, of course being the person I am…I am now waffling. I realized my new pale silvery green might be considered to the trained eye a totally different color…maybe Mint. I started seeing all of these stories in online magazines this month about mint and celadon and pale green…hmmmm…oy va voy.
Only after the fact, like now, did I go online and look at what people were calling Sea Foam…and for some reason I don’t think the online Sea Foam matches the COCOCOZY vision of Sea Foam.
So is my Sea Foam not Sea Foam…if not, what would you call it?
|COCOCOZY Arch Linen Pillow in Sea Foam (above)|
|COCOCOZY Quatrefoil Reverse Natural Linen Pillow Cover in Sea Foam. (above)|
|COCOCOZY Circle Chevron and COCOCOZY Arch Linen Pillows in Sea Foam and Sea Green (above)|
It is too late for me to change the color name…but am curious as to how off I am with the nomenclature here! So please do weigh in! Do you see Sea Foam, Mint or something else when you look at my new colorway? Where might you include a color like this in your home?
Photo: living room photo source unknown due to browsing around the internet when sleepy late night and not labeling photo…if you know source please let me know and I’ll put in!