It is an absolute certainty. If I particularly despise a color/trend/style, I know that I am 100% guaranteed to fall head over heels in love with it within months. Like in a romantic comedy, our initial loathing clearly signifies that we are meant to be. This phenomenon has occurred with black jeans, harness boots, the color kelly green, and now, it has happened with chartreuse.
It all started when I developed a strange obsession with the CB2 Latitude dresser above. I got so excited thinking about how it would solve my bedroom decorating woes that I couldn't even sleep (sadly, I am not exaggerating). My dreams were crushed the next morning when the measuring tape revealed that the Latitude dresser demanded an extra foot of space that our bedroom simply could not provide. But then, like clockwork, I started to see chartreuse everywhere. And it hit me- some pops of chartreuse would be just the thing for my dull, flat grey and periwinkle blue color scheme.
I am picturing slate gray walls, crisp white nightstands, a pillow or two in the Osborne & Little "Balyan" print, and a green Otomi wall hanging above the bed. If the Otomi gets too matchy-matchy (or, let's be real, too expensive), I think a panoramic black and white photo could have the same visual impact.
What do you think? Will my love of chartreuse return to loathing when I see it day after day? Will the chartreuse and grey combination it scream "Fall 2011" in a few years?