If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know how much I love colour in a space. From deep indigos to pale pink, dusty olive to bold yellow, bright orange to juicy cranberry, there aren’t many colours I don’t love and I’m clearly not the only one.

Shannon Claire - Bedroom

As much as I love this country and living here, I’ve always felt that the styles in the UK tend to play it a bit too safe. I think neutrals are a wonderful base for a bold colour palette but there are so many people who seem afraid to use colour in their interiors or aren’t sure where to start! And yet, there seems to be a little rebellion to all those neutrals recently and I’m finally seeing so many people really embracing colour and having fun with it! Yay! So today’s post is definitely one for both the colour-lovers out there and the colour-intimidated.

Now, I have been a huge fan of Shannon Claire’s blog Burlap and Lace for quite some time now. Discovering her was like finding a style sister as she’s as equally enamoured with bold, glamorous, colourful style as I am, she creates some incredible artwork and her (rental!!) apartment is a testament to her crafty, creative style. She’s fearless and fun and a real sweetheart. She’s also got 2 kitties and the most adorable pup! We naturally became blogging friends very quickly.

Shannon Claire - Barcart

So we decided to collaborate on a new fun project together. We’ve decided to introduce a new Instagram hashtag called #colorshare.

Now for my lovely UK readers, yes, that’s ‘color’ and not ‘colour’ and yes, I’m going to have to try hard not to add the ‘u’ in there too but for the sake of an international audience (Shannon lives in Washington, DC and so many of my readers are US and Canadian based as well), we decided to keep it as short and sweet as possible.

The pictures you’re seeing in my post are all of Shannon’s incredible home. So part of the reason for this post is to share with you her incredible style so you understand just why the idea of a collaboration was so appealing to me! This girl has some SERIOUS style. In fact, her home just appeared on The Glitter Guide very recently and it’s amazing.

Shannon Claire - Foyer

Here’s where I would love for you to join in. We want to see your own colourful style!! Whether it’s your bold bedroom, a stack of colourful cushions, if you spot some gorgeous colour inspiration on your travels or you’ve thrown together a colourful shelfie, we want you to share your colour with us!

Every month, we’re going to be gathering up images on Instagram using the hashtag #colorshare and sharing our individual favourites on both of our blogs. It’s super easy to join in – just use the hashtag on your Instagram posts and you may see your picture on our blogs! Bear in mind, you have to have both an Instagram account (it’s so easy to join if you haven’t already and if you haven’t, where have you been?! It’s amazing) and it needs to be a public account (otherwise we won’t be able to see it!).

Shannon Claire - Office

We’ll link directly to your IG post so people can easily click on the links and be taken right back to your account! Like this…

Be sure to follow both my Instagram account here and Shannon’s Instagram account here for lots of colour inspiration although of course, this is not a requirement for joining in the hashtag fun. You can check out Shannon’s blog here too – you won’t be disappointed, I promise!

Shannon Claire - Dining Room

So will you be joining in? Our favourite IG posts for #colorshare will be featured on both of our blogs on Wednesday, the 16th September so be sure to get your IG posts up with the #colorshare tags on them soon! Thereafter, we’ll be featuring them once every month on a Wednesday.

Now, go ye and SHARE YOUR COLOUR! #colorshare

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