Saturday, December 12, 2009
There's red and then there's scarlet: Scarlet lips, Scarlet O'Hara, The Scarlet Letter.... From the Persian (säqirlāt) this hue is pure chroma on the color wheel. Redder than red yet softer than vermillion, it tempers the danger of flames with the sweetness of orange Even if it was Prof. Plum with the candlestick in the library, Miss Scarlet made him do it. And in our furious search for fixtures during the new house renovation, it's this color that's sparked our imagination. Whether the mix of scarlet and intricately rippled crystal on Eurofase's Luxuria chandelier above or the more simply tailoring on the Meridian Pendant from Lights Up, we just can't resist coming hither. Come to think of it, this is the same hue on Kitty's new collar from D.O.G. Boutique in West Hollywood as well as the Schumacher grasscloth we once papered onto a certain former bachelor's bedroom walls (yes, I married him), so I guess you can say Mouse and I have Scarlet to thank for a life so saucy-sweet.