This is a color story that I’d like to share with you today. When I look back at where I was born and raised, it’s no wonder I love coastal colors so much. Living on Long Island, the coastal color palette had such a HUGE impact on my life, I just didn’t know it at the time. Here, is Port Jefferson, Long Island where I lived the first 28 years of my life.
This is the North Shore of the island so the colors and landscape were very different that the south shore. Here, the water slightly darker, the shores are more rocky and the colors are nautical.
Now on the south shore of Long Island, it’s totally different! You can Google those images but I can tell you this, the sand is super white and soft and the sea scape looks and feels very different than the North shore. It’s where the celebrities live!
Getting back to the colors of Port Jefferson, the homes there were historic so there again, it was a very specific color palette that you see. Even the stores that were there all had to blend into the color scheme and they did because they’ve been there a long time. You can read about the history of Port Jefferson here.
Looking back on my color career there was a HUGE and I mean HUGE calling for coastal colors but very, if any, people asked for nautical color palettes. Again, it’s still about the sand, water, beaches and boats but it’s like wine, it’s still wine but there’s red, rose, white and so on.
To this day, coastal colors are still highly sought after. I guess they bring back memories of when they were on the beach chilling and enjoying life. After all, who would not want to hold onto that memory?
So my memory of the colors of Port Jefferson are the blue skies, that gorgeous red that was found all over town, the mossy greens that were on the docks and of course the rich navy that was the #1 hue to to see. Do the colors of the past influence the colors that we like today? For me, these colors trigger memories for me but I do not have them in my home oddly but that sounds like a great blog post to come!