Are You Hungry For Some Color?

When I was in Los Angeles studying with color Guru Leatrice Eiseman there was another student who came all the way from San Paulo, Brazil. She was a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef who was studying color trends so that she could apply them to her pastries.  Now I’ve always thought anything to do with color was a pretty cool job but I think she must have the best job in the whole world… I mean color and pastries??   I think I’d be in heaven.

rainbow cake


It was at that very moment I realized the huge role color plays in our lives; not only for the obvious like fashion and interior design but for anyone who has to decide “what color should this be”?  I was so inspired by this student that I created a board on Pinterest called Fabulous Food Colors. You can check out my board and follow HERE.

So in the spirit of fabulous food colors I thought I would have a little fun with what a colorful pastry (or drink) might look like if it was turned into a room.

This beautiful pink ombre cake

pink ombre cake


might look something like this turned into a living room.

pink living room

Elle Decor

and these colorful macaroons

colorful macaroons


would be such a cute bedroom.

Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder

These multicolored cookies

colorful cookies

would be fabulous as color block kitchen cabinets

rainbow cabinets

this tropical turquoise drink with a tiny hit of red

blue drink

would be so much fun turned into a kitchen

and look how this yellow and white cupcake

cup cake


would become such a cheerful living room.

yellow white living room

Now you might think it’s crazy that a pastry chef would travel half way around the world to study color but she needs to understand color principles in much the same way as a designer. After all, you can’t just throw a bunch of colors together and assume you will get something beautiful to eat… In fact you might end up with something not very appetizing.

ugly cupcake

and not many would want to live in the room that this cupcake turns into.

So how about you?  Do you choose pastries based on your color preferences?

If you would like help choosing color for your home give me a call. If you would like help with creating a beautiful pastry…I know a woman in San Paulo.






10 Responses to Are You Hungry For Some Color?
  1. ChrisHilbert Reply

    hmmmm,,,,I never noticed if I chose pastries based on my favorite color(s)…I do like to chose my Slurpee straw color based on the color of the shirt I am wearing!

    I don’t know why I started doing it, but it has just stuck with me over the past 12 years!

    The human mind — a very interesting thing!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Chris, thanks for taking the time to comment… love that you choose the straw color based on your shirt color!

  2. Helene Kain Reply

    What a fun way to start the day — great post, Linda!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Helene…hope you are doing well and implementing all we learned in class!

  3. Sheila Zeller Reply

    This is a great post, and I love that you showed a ‘what not to do’ at the end. That really sent the message home!

  4. Sarah @ Redesigning Sarah Reply

    Great post! I love the tie in with pastry and colour!

  5. pschul05 Reply

    I actually loved how the purple worked in the room at the end. Something for everyone, I suppose.

  6. Glenda Reply

    I make my shopping lists according to the store, I will be shopping. Somehow this saves me confusion. Red for Target, Green for Green Grocer, Blue is that dreaded Wal Mart. Thought I was crazy?!

  7. Glenda Reply

    Somedays I try to wear as many colors as I can in one family or those that compliment each other. People respond in such a friendly manner if I top it off with a flower in my hair.

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