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1 January 2017 / leggypeggy

Fill your new year with colour—welcome to 2017

Pink and orange house, India

Pink and orange in overdrive

When I was a young teenager, I was desperate to decorate my bedroom in pink and orange, with a splash of white. My mother was not even slightly impressed or cooperative. Not a chance, she said, or something like that.

I can’t remember what my sister, with whom I shared a room, said. I also can’t remember whether I wanted to do the job by painting the walls or by seeking out fabric to make bedspreads and pillow cases. Maybe I had a combo in mind. I do remember feeling very hard done by because I wasn’t allowed to do it.

News flash: My roommate/sister, Susan, has replied to this post. She said exactly what I hoped she’d say. Namely, that she’d have been happy with a pink and orange colour scheme in our bedroom. She’s a champ—as always. Thanks Suse.

Pink, orange, purple sari

A great colour combo for a sari—just saying

Sadly, Poor John is a fan of off-white paint, so most of the colour in our house is provided by furniture, curtains, rugs and artworks.

But when Libby wanted to paint her room blu-ple (blue purple), I said sure. I also said okay to her request for lemon yellow curtains, and then I bought her a doona cover that had both colours, plus a bit of green and white. The room looks great.

Funnily enough, this whole colour history came to mind this year as we travelled south through India.

Colourful India

Plenty of colours, including pink and orange

India has colour in overdrive. Your eyes are assaulted by colour. It’s in the clothes (especially the saris), the shoes, the jewellery, the billboards, the vehicles, the temples, the paint jobs on houses, and more.

And I have to say that the combination of pink and orange is everywhere.

I started to seek out pictures of this colour scheme about five days before the end of our seven-week trip. And while I have a sizeable collection of photos, I’m still cross with myself for all the pics I missed.

That said, I’m sharing some of the compelling evidence here that my mother should have seen so that she would caved in and said, of course, you can have a pink and orange room!

So which one is your favourite pic? And do you have a different favourite colour combination?

Cooking
If you’re a fan of orange, you might also be a fan of carrots. Here’s a tasty roast carrot recipe on my cooking blog.

Clouds in India

Mother Nature seems to like the colour combination

Pink and orange sunset

Mother Nature’s handiwork

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  1. circusgardener / Jan 1 2017 10:37 pm

    All of these photos are full of vibrant, beautiful colour, but that sunset is particularly gorgeous. I’m hoping to visit India for the first time later this year, and your lovely posts and photographs never fail to whet my appetite. Happy new year!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 1 2017 10:51 pm

      I’m rather partial to sunsets too. Hope you have a wonderful time in India. Let me know if you want to do any wildlife safaris because I can recommend some great people.

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  2. ralietravels / Jan 1 2017 10:44 pm

    Great photos.
    Artists have long noted Mother Nature knows which colors go well side by side — or has arranged us so that we appreciate them that way.
    Happy New Year.
    Ray

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 1 2017 10:51 pm

      Yep, Mother Nature knows her stuff. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. wfdec / Jan 1 2017 10:55 pm

    I love the brightly coloured houses and then saris. When I was young I painted my bedroom in vertical brown and yellow (Hawthorn Football colours. Mum was in a wheelchair and couldn’t come upstairs and Dad didn’t mind at all. It was actually horrible but when you’re told to go ahead you have to do it.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 1 2017 10:58 pm

      Oh my, it would have been horrible, but you did have to do it. Any photographic evidence?

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      • wfdec / Jan 1 2017 11:01 pm

        No. I wasn’t worth the effort.

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 1 2017 11:12 pm

        Or you didn’t have a camera!

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  4. Midwestern Plant Girl / Jan 1 2017 11:02 pm

    I really loved the first pink and orange house. I love these two colors together! I really need to get to India to see the colors. 😃

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 1 2017 11:11 pm

      You sure do need to get to India. You’ll love the colours. Glad you like the house. That’s why I put it first.

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  5. Vicki / Jan 1 2017 11:32 pm

    I’m not into those colours for myself as they don’t suit my pale sallow complexion (well, it is without make-up) and pink lipstick goes orange on my lips, mostly.

    Saying that, I love it on Indians and the combo with purple/brilliant green etc. in decorating. For many years I carried a photo of a purple and bright green room with matching furniture around in my art folio.

    I had several cushions the colours of a rainbow on my dark purple couch until my Mother walked in and said (before she said Hello), where on earth did you get those awful cushions. The cushion covers were relegated to a box until she passed away 5 years ago.

    I think it suits dark coloured skin or dark-haired Aussies (like 2 of my girlfriends who both have suntans).

    I’m a black, navy, maroon, cool winter colour person but can wear some shades of rust. I do not like yellow in anything (except lemons).

    That sari is gorgeous.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 10:56 am

      I can wear colourful clothes and did for many years, but now I dress like a permanent camper. Black merino tops and neutral shorts or trousers.

      Oh wow, I can hear your mother’s comment. I wonder how and why they manage to do that. Hope the cushion covers are back on display.

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  6. beetleypete / Jan 1 2017 11:43 pm

    That’s a riot of colour to start off 2017, Peggy. A stark contrast to the grey skies and rain that we woke up to this morning. Have a great year!
    Best wishes from England, Pete.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 10:57 am

      We had grey skies for New Year’s Day too, and again today. But it’s been warm, which is a bonus. Wishing you a wonderful 2017.

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  7. Susan your roommate / Jan 2 2017 1:56 am

    I think I would have approved it since I let my kids paint their rooms watermelon red, golf course green, and the third was amethyst!! I doubt I would have objected to pink and orange. One has been repainted so now a have a colonial blue too. Although they are all married I have been instructed to leave the red room and green room as they are until they time we sell the house. They love coming home and staying in their rooms. And the red room- I ended up buying quarts of 3 different reds to test until I found the “right red” she envisioned.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 11:04 pm

      Oh Susan, this is exactly the reply I hoped you’d make. Thanks so much. I was sure you wouldn’t have minded the pink and orange combination—even if I wouldn’t do it today. And I know how colourful you’ve made the rooms for your own kids. Wow, let colour reign supreme. Going back to edit the main post to point people to your answer. 🙂

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  8. sidilbradipo1 / Jan 2 2017 2:13 am

    Plenty of colours everywhere: India is a gorgeous country!
    Love colours, especially white, yellow and gray, turquoise, mint and all blue gradients 😀
    Great shots ❤
    Happy New Year!
    Sid

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 10:58 am

      Thanks. I find the colours in India virtually irresistible. So photogenic.

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  9. I like colours and indian style 🙂 happy new year

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  10. gigglingfattie / Jan 2 2017 3:19 am

    I love vibrant colours! And every since I was in high school, my parents let me decide what colour I wanted for my room (when the door is closed no one can tell!) So it’s been forest green walls (blue/green/yellow bedding), orange walls (orange/pink/yellow/green/white bedding), yellow walls (same vibrant bedding) It’s been awesome! I can’t imagine never having bright colours in my house

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 6:22 pm

      How fun and how wonderful that your parents gave you the go-ahead for whatever colours you wanted. I have bright colours in my house, but not on the walls. 🙂

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      • gigglingfattie / Jan 3 2017 12:12 am

        I am the same! But mostly because my employer provides my housing so I don’t think I can change the wall colour haha

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 3 2017 7:55 am

        Then it’s a very good thing you had your run of colourful walls when you were young. 🙂

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  11. Michael Andrew Just / Jan 2 2017 5:25 am

    Beautiful shots Peggy!

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  12. Rhonda / Jan 2 2017 6:15 am

    I just love colour.
    I always think of pink and orange as being a particularly Indian combination, as it seems fairly rare in other cultures and I remember being very taken with the combination when I first saw colour photos of India.
    I love blue and yellow together, as evidenced by my house. That combination was influenced by living in Denmark, and coming to love Scandinavian blue and white china.
    As a teenager, I had a purple and white room – which was enabled by my mother, and very trendy.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 11:03 am

      Pink and orange are everywhere in India. I’ve also seen the combo in other Asian countries, especially Southeast Asia.

      As a lover of blue and yellow, you’d love Libby’s room. I’m a sucker for green in the house. And my mother alway said every room must have a splash of red, even if it’s just a lone candlestick.

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  13. Rhonda / Jan 2 2017 6:16 am

    Oh! And I love that sunset photo. Great shot!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 11:03 am

      I liked that too. Will be writing soon about the place where that photo was taken.

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  14. BoomingOn / Jan 2 2017 6:54 am

    My daughter had a hot pink and purple bedroom at one stage, but has now reverted to peaceful and various shades of cream and beige in the bedroom, just like her mother. I love colour, but love my monochrome palette in the bedroom.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 11:48 am

      Interesting how our tastes change over time. The colour scheme in my bedroom is dictated by the curtains, which are the most expensive thing to change.

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  15. gallivance.net / Jan 2 2017 7:07 am

    Peggy, I love all the vibrant colors! Great photos. James and I want to wish you and Poor John a happy and healthy New Year filled with love and adventure. All the very best, Terri

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 11:49 am

      Thanks so much. Wishing you both a bountiful new year with abundant travels and adventures. Enjoy every day.

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  16. Dorothy / Jan 2 2017 7:16 am

    The pink and orange does not do much for me, I like purple and red together and have decorated a couple of bedrooms with those plus white. Now I like aubergine and cream for my bedroom and my lounge is chocolate and pistachio green( leather furniture) with tea coloured walls. Tried decorating a kitchen with yellow walls once but had to stop in the middle and paint over it as I felt like I was going to throw up. Some colours are powerful. dorothysstories.wordpress.com

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 1:18 pm

      I nearly painted one of our bedroom walls aubergine—a friend’s living room gave me the idea. I even got the paint mixed, but when I open the tin it was bubblegum pink. They’d used the wrong base paint. Ended up settling on a pale green—rather pistachio-ish.

      Your comment about yellow made me laugh. I need to do a blog post about Poor John’s ancient Aunt Esther who lived with us for eight years. She wouldn’t even sleep on yellow sheets. 🙂

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  17. eths / Jan 2 2017 7:45 am

    Gorgeous sun!

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  18. Roberta Pimentel / Jan 2 2017 8:21 am

    Gorgeous pictures Peggy ❤

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  19. gerard oosterman / Jan 2 2017 8:33 am

    Yet, all that colour doesn’t make it gaudy. That’s India. I don’t think imitating the Indian fondness of colour elsewhere works. I am with poor John. We have all colour in furniture and accessories.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 1:21 pm

      That’s a great point Gerard. India is filled with sequins, cut glass, sparkles, spangles, silver, gold and more, and yet it never looks gaudy.

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  20. kelleysdiy / Jan 2 2017 11:17 am

    Beautiful colors!

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  21. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Jan 2 2017 1:47 pm

    I adore pink, orange, and purple – but try that on the exterior of our house and the association won’t even wait to notify us of our egregious error – they will repaint the place, send us a bill for the work, and fine us to boot – just to make sure we don’t get any more myopic ideas.

    Why oh why are people so frightened of color? I’m an artist, I love color, and I assure you that beige is not a color – it’s a smudge. LOL

    Best to your daughter Libby as she experiments with color and individualization, and reminders that Mother Nature had it right all the while. It’s OK, Poor John – paint can always be repainted.

    Happy New Year to everyone. May it be filled with hope and color.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 4:43 pm

      Australia seems a little more lenient when it comes to colour on buildings, although I don’t think any association or body-corporate would tolerate it. Their loss.

      Libby is good with colour. Must be one of the reasons she majored in art history and curatorship.

      Wishing you a wonderful and colourful 2017.

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  22. Curious to the Max / Jan 2 2017 2:44 pm

    My college roommate and I painted our co-op room pink and orange. It was beeeeee-u-ti-full. Thanks for the memories AND your great (as always) pictures. Happiest of New Years!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 4:34 pm

      I’m so glad to know someone had a pink and orange room! Woo hoo!. Wishing you a very happy new year with lots of joy!

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  23. sepultura13 / Jan 2 2017 4:18 pm

    Hahaha – ah, the “pink phase!” I had one between 11 – 14, where I wanted everything in my room pink. I didn’t wear pink, but nearly everything in my room was…go figure!
    😎

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 4:35 pm

      I, on the other hand, wore pink. Funnily enough it suits me. Well it used to. Don’t know if it does now.

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  24. Coral Waight / Jan 2 2017 5:31 pm

    I agree, Peggy. You were very badly done by. I think children should have any colour they want in their bedrooms. You can always close the door if you’re having visitors. I’m not really a pink and orange person but I know you’d love my watermelon red feature wall.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 6:23 pm

      You’re 100 per cent right. I’d love the watermelon red wall.

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  25. Green Global Trek / Jan 2 2017 7:25 pm

    I love this post! Orange and pink are to me the classic colors of India…it was the first time I saw them combined so often by so many women. And as an artist I LOVE color. I love clothes with unique colors and color combos and as well walls of rooms, houses… we just visited Jaffna in Sri Lanka…the Northern part, close to India and again… the bright colors everywhere!!

    Your descriptions and photos are a blast. Your mom “unknowingly” stifled your creative expression amd your freedom of choice. Kudos to you though as a mom. Lets see a pic of your daughters colorful room. At least you got to live it out vicariously through her!
    Peta

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 2 2017 10:40 pm

      So glad you like the array of colours. India brings out the flair in al of us. My mother didn’t really stifle my creative streak. I’ve managed to run riot anyway! 🙂

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  26. Kash Pals / Jan 3 2017 12:21 am

    Beautiful captures. Happy New Year to you and yours. 🙂

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  27. Nancy J / Jan 3 2017 3:24 am

    India is certainly painted with amazing colors. I have many friends there who have brought me saris and homemade gifts. The photos are a Fantasia of color. I think pink and orange are a happy combination. Thank you for taking me on a beautiful journey of fantastic radiance. ❤

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 3 2017 7:50 am

      You are most welcome. India overflows with colour. A real feast for the eyes.

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  28. kkessler833 / Jan 3 2017 10:47 am

    Lovely post and photos!

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  29. Elouise / Jan 3 2017 12:46 pm

    I love the orange-pink could! My favorite? Magenta…. thanks for the gorgeous post!

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  30. milliethom / Jan 4 2017 1:00 am

    They’re all fabulous photos, Peggy, so it’s hard to pick a favourite, but the last one of the pinky-orange sun’s reflection in the water is great. I had a conversation about how colourful India is with another blogger only a few weeks ago (arv, who lives in and writes about, Jaipur). The colours there have always struck me as amazing, and pink and orange does seem to be the most common combination. It looks great on the buildings out there, and on the women’s saris, but I’m not sure I could stand it all over my bedroom wall. (Call me a killjoy). But then again, I’m English, and our colour schemes tend to reflect our weather: grey or neutral at best! Lol. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 4 2017 9:21 am

      Oh Millie, you made me laugh with your reference to colour schemes reflecting your English weather. But I agree with you. I wouldn’t want pink and orange in my bedroom now, even though it looks so perfect slapped all over India.

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  31. christie jones / Jan 4 2017 5:16 am

    I don’t have a favourite colour, but I like all the vibrant ones. They make gorgeous photos:) Happy New Year!!

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  32. The Year I Touched My Toes / Jan 4 2017 1:55 pm

    Happy New Year Peggy, Orange and pink is one of my favourite colour combos but also blue and orange and also purple and green, it must be the right green though. India is wonderful for colour isn’t it. Louise

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 4 2017 3:36 pm

      Oh yeah, I’m a sucker for purple and green too, but I agree it has to be the right green. I never tire of the colours of India.

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  33. Alison and Don / Jan 4 2017 2:55 pm

    I love orange and pink together! And my favourite pic is the last one of the woman in the multi-coloured sari.
    Alison

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  34. voulaah / Jan 4 2017 8:52 pm

    Happy new year Peggy
    thnak you so much for sharing colorful post, i adore
    Kisses

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  35. yeahanotherblogger / Jan 5 2017 7:46 am

    A feast for the eyes!

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  36. jeanleesworld / Jan 6 2017 7:33 am

    Lovely photos! You reminded me of how our house was when we first moved in; the previous owners had painted a bedroom with this blaringly bright tempra red color (they were UW Badger fans, I guess). Awful, awful color. I love greens, blues, purples–cooler, earthen tones. but REEEED…ugh!

    Oh, and Happy New Year 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 7 2017 9:31 am

      I like red, but not on a bedroom wall. I bet it was super hard to paint over it.

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      • jeanleesworld / Jan 7 2017 11:04 pm

        Oh, and I forgot to mention that one wall was white–with a giant W on it for University of Wisconsin. UGH. Yeah, we had to hire someone. I think he needed 3 coats to cover it all.

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 8 2017 8:57 pm

        Oh yep, you were dealing with fanatics. Good to know all signs of it are gone.

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  37. maureenrose7 / Jan 6 2017 12:16 pm

    Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combinations Peggy! No matter the time of year or temps it just makes me feel like summertime as a kid! When my daughter was younger I taught her the real name of pink and orange together is called ‘perfection’ and that Crayola really should come out with the crayon already! 😀 all your photos made me smile I just love how pretty it all is!

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 7 2017 9:32 am

      Perfection! What a perfect name for the pink–orange combination. You should send it to Crayola as a suggestion.

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      • maureenrose7 / Jan 8 2017 3:02 am

        You know what you are right I should! Thanks Peggy you bring out so much fun in blogging! XO!

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 8 2017 10:37 am

        Aw, thanks. Blogging should be fun!

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  38. Nandini / Jan 7 2017 2:55 pm

    Lovely pictures Peggy 🙂

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  39. Sheryl / Jan 8 2017 10:13 am

    The bright, lively colors are so energizing. It’s winter here, so white and gray predominates the landscape at the moment..

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 8 2017 8:40 pm

      I guess pink and orange are like a shot of sunshine.

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  40. Bun Karyudo / Jan 8 2017 1:26 pm

    Although I’m fairly certain a pink and orange color scheme for my bedroom was not something I ever asked for as a teenager (most of my requests involved chocolate or toys), I think the combination does look nice in the photographs.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 8 2017 8:41 pm

      Glad you like the photos. But so you know, I think chocolate and toys are good requests too.

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      • Bun Karyudo / Jan 9 2017 12:14 am

        Now I think about it, I guess the perfect request would be for pink and orange chocolate.

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 9 2017 11:12 am

        Brilliant idea.

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  41. annabelletroy / Jan 9 2017 1:39 pm

    When I was in India I was struck by how colorfully the people dress; it was wonderful. “Pink is the navy blue of India!”, I think Diana Vreeland said this.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 9 2017 2:22 pm

      I met two Indian women who work with global companies in Bangalore. They said a group of visiting American female colleagues were shocked by (and jealous of) the colourful women’s clothing in India as they stood around in their navy blue and black suits. 🙂

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      • annabelletroy / Jan 11 2017 11:44 am

        I am American and I can’t understand why we are so afraid of colorful clothes!

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 11 2017 2:09 pm

        Yes, puzzling. I was known for my colourful clothes when I worked in the US. I think I inherited the relevant gene from my mother and grandmother. 🙂

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  42. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder / Jan 10 2017 8:10 am

    Wonderful pictures …

    Happy new year to you… 🙂

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  43. chattykerry / Jan 11 2017 10:01 am

    I guess this is why you had the famous pink bathroom! My favorite decorating color is taupe with blue. What does that say about my personality, I wonder???

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  44. Thys / Jan 11 2017 9:35 pm

    May you have a great 2017 filled with even more amazing adventures

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 11 2017 10:10 pm

      Thanks Thys, and I hope you have a great year of writing fridge notes.

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  45. Deb / Jan 13 2017 2:40 pm

    Oh the sun’s reflection off the water is amazing! That’s my favorite. Yeah Mom’s weren’t big on colorful combo schemes like that back then…although my brother wanted a red, black and white bedroom and my mother found some wild wallpaper of those colors along with silver and she hung red curtains too. Which as I’m writing this surprises me that she allowed him to do that as she was very strict about us not being able to hang anything on the walls, like posters and such. We girls (my sister and I) decided we wanted a purple room so we got a purple carpet and purple wallpaper. Boy you have stirred up a memory in me that I had forgotten completely about. Can’t wait til I talk with her tomorrow and say remember when…thanks Peggy!! Glad you are able to enjoy any color combination you want to now!! India is very colorful. I used to babysit for an Indian couple and I always marveled at her saris, they were gorgeous!! 🙂 Let’s see if my post sticks.

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 14 2017 9:20 pm

      Your post stuck perfectly and mine are working again now. Wow, purple carpet and wallpaper. I am so impressed and a bit jealous. Your mum gets totally-cool marks in my books.

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      • Deb / Jan 14 2017 11:33 pm

        Oh yay! I know right, she was cooler than I realized at the time, now when I think back on it. ☺

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      • leggypeggy / Jan 15 2017 8:27 pm

        Every now and then, our mothers blow our socks off.

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  46. Green Global Trek / Jan 14 2017 8:05 pm

    Speaking of that Indian penchant for color you will no doubt enjoy our latest entry on Jaffna in Sri Lanka which is JUST like being in India… very much about the colors!!!

    http://www.greenglobaltrek.com/2017/01/from-jaffna-to-anuradhapura-the-ancient-buddhist-sacred-city.html

    Peta

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    • leggypeggy / Jan 14 2017 9:22 pm

      Oh yes, Sri Lanka (and Jaffna in the north) are a goldmine of colour. I’ve been watching your travels to Jaffna. So exciting. Wonderful.

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  47. Kenny2dogs / Jan 16 2017 12:34 am

    Pink is not my colour. But I love pink bikinis on suntanned skin. 🙂 BTW. There is not one Country in the World, that uses the colour pink on it’s National flag. Just saying !!!

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  48. Lynz Real Cooking / Jan 18 2017 12:58 pm

    Such gorgeous colors!

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  49. mommermom / Jan 25 2017 9:14 am

    I love color! Great story.

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  50. Zambian Lady / Feb 8 2017 9:14 am

    Thank you for the splash of color! That is one thing I miss – DC is beautiful but I think it could make do with colorful buildings.

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  51. Rekha / Mar 27 2017 5:55 pm

    Hello Peggy. 🙂
    If I may, I would like to say something. The second photo, the lady with the orange and pink dress, it’s called a salwar kameez. Salwar is also one of the most preferred dresses worn by Indian ladies.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2017 6:25 pm

      Oh wow, Rekha, thanks so much for telling me what the dress is called. It is a popular garment and I saw a lot of them when I was in India.

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      • Rekha / Mar 27 2017 6:28 pm

        Sari is usually preferred by the ones living in South India. In the north, salwar is most preferred dress. Just like how there are different varieties of saris differentiated according to region and fabric, there are different types of salwars too, depending upon different regions. 🙂

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      • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2017 10:21 pm

        Thanks for the extra explanation. Everywhere I’ve travelled in India, I’ve loved and admired the variety of colours, fabrics and designs used in clothing. And I did notice the difference in styles depending on the region.

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