color story: licorice allsorts.
by victoria comment

7/5/22

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

my mother always loved those odd little British sweets called licorice allsorts. when i was little, i thought they were quite disgusting, but as one does, as i grew older i found an appreciation for black licorice and didn’t mind them as much. but i’ve always rather liked the color palette of those weird-looking geometric candy shapes, regardless of their flavor. so, today’s color story is inspired by the nostalgia of those shades — pink, black of course, and sometimes a bit of blue and yellow. a little offbeat, i know but i’m in a mood. i needed something joyful looking and this color palette fits the bill for me. i hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane for me. this one’s for you, mum.

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: taciturn artwork by michael tino; anthropologie Delaney Candlestick; home gallery via 91 magazine; anthropologie Fern Bath Cabinet; DONNA WILSON Hue Pillow; vintage portrait on pick wall by the socialite family; anthropologie Sunset Vase; collage artwork by leigh wells studio; black bathroom with pastel fixtures from the modern house; CHRISTINA LUNDSTEEN Stripe Velvet Pillow; loom & field lily shag rug; Ceramicah striped lamps; hawkins new york waffle towels from maisonette; anthropologie Handwoven Lorne Oval Rug.

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Bildschirmfoto pattern by Michael Kunz; round window by frederik vercruysse photography; Retro Advertisement poster print from the wall stories; RAAWII Strøm Bowl; checked bath towels Audrey Rose Design Shop; pink bedroom by making nice in the midwest; anthropologie Charlie Sprout Wing Pillow; Unikko Blanket from marimekko; Brutalized Gainsborough painting by chad wys; let’s stay in bed by cass sersemis; Oiva / Härkä & Melooni Mug Set from marimekko; graphic poster via artists for la guarimba; Pehr’s Stripes Away Cube storage from maisonette; three stools by anna malmberg photography; Archive New York Santiago Grid Umber Striped Pillow from anthropologie.

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

color story: licorice allsorts - black, pink & yellow decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

7 responses to “color story: licorice allsorts.”

  1. Love it! And, now you have me wondering if my grandmother’s bath was a result of her Allsorts love?

  2. If only I wanted to eat those candies while looking at these pretty photos…Have you tried the chocolate covered licorice from Iceland? (it’s the only black licorice I found I like)

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