all i thought i knew
(97108935687193225) happy saturday everyone! it’s the start of a brand new weekend and i hope what will be a memorable one, whatever you’re up to. this morning i was about to post on yet another color, this time orange. instead i thought i’d hone in a little further with a hue thought i knew pretty well but didn’t use much: saffron. turns out that everything i thought i knew about it was totally wrong, starting with the shade itself.
(34545107587176802) it’s a color that straddles between orange and yellow and is as varied in it’s shades as in its uses, origins, history and properties. for being a mere color it sure has a lot going on!
(nationalgeographic.com-saffron-field) first of all, it starts out as a purple flower
(251005379202475341) millions of pounds of it come in to the us from afganistan, pakistan, iran and greece and ingested, it’s useful for everything from depression to weight loss.
(16747829834188199) funny how purple leads into the red then the orange then yellow
(curiousinkitchen) this is an image of early greek harvests
(122512052335782321) the technical color range is from orange to marigold
(248401735669024491) it’s apparently loved and used the world over
(275704808408777919) painting by Mark Rothko, Saffron, 1957, Oil on canvas
(248401735669024511) untitled, Rothko, 1968 and is an endless inspiration of study whether in art
(251005379202489575) on silk
(1.bp.blogspot.com) or in a powder form
(amazing-benefits-of-saffron) sprinkled on top of almost anything it adds color and spirit. it’s almost revered or sacred when used by chefs
(charmingspaces) it’s sort of magical
(kaufmann-mercantile.com) it’s used as a dye
above dyeing wool for carpets below
(97108935687122447) i think this is the color i originally associated with it. kind of what monks wear in tibet
it’s peaceful in the boudoir (although it could be the view)
(59320920061988641) and bold in a single shot
(97108935687122449) calming on a focal wall
it has that neutral property
(248401735669024483) and is as modern as ever
saffronandsilk and works in any decor
(97108935687122450) or room
(38702878020666930) a great accent for doors
(161285230376634138) or fabric
(495184921498566786) i couldn’t resist posting some of the delicious recipes that are made with it! here are roasted pears with saffron spice
(232357661996354326) saffron risotto & oven roasted vegetables
(100908847872073720) Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron pastry
ok well i officially have both a problem with ocd and a brand new obsession to go with it! hope you get a chance to check it out. if you use it let me know! have a beautiful day!