Color or Colour?

For “non-native” speakers (and even native ones), spelling words in the English language can be difficult.  There are so many variations of a word that sounds the same, means different things, and is spelled differently (i.e. there, their, they’re).  My spell checker even gets it wrong.

What about the world “color” or “colour”.  What’s up with that? Why?  According to grammarly.com, here is the answer:

Color is the spelling used in the United States. Colour is used in other English-speaking countries.

The word color has its roots (unsurprisingly) in the Latin word color. It entered Middle English through the Anglo-Norman colur, which was a version of the Old French colour. The current difference in spelling between the American and British variants is credited to (or occasionally blamed on) Noah Webster, the American lexicographer. Seeking to establish American independence and identity in language, Webster implemented a number of spelling reforms in A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, which he published in 1806.

If you really want to get “into the weeds” of this riddle, check out Grammarly.com.

Choosing a Color (Colour) in Everyday Life.

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No matter what language you speak, when custom ordering furniture and choosing colors, patterns, and shades to create your ideal outdoor area, it can be a little daunting.  But if approached with positivity and an open mind, can be very fun.  We have helped 1000s of people over the last 40 years designing furniture for their specific area, taste, and “spirit”.  By offering different powder coated frame finishes & textures, hundreds and hundreds of cushion and sling fabrics, dozens of 100% virgin vinyl strap colors, and outdoor throw pillows, throw blankets, umbrella colors, patterns, and sizes; the options are almost limitless.

Trends

For some, the word has a bad connotation because it arouses a feeling of “fakeness” or something that will be “short-lived”.  For others, it evokes a positive feeling of “newness, freshness, or different from the norm”.  We feel that trends should both embrace what has worked in the past and adding “value” to it by implementing something new and fresh.  Most trends come and go (and come back again), we realize that, but we feel that trends should be lasting.  This is why we communicate with the top designers in the industry and, also, outside our industry.  We read the latest articles, follow the blogs, research online, all to disseminate what is real, what is not, what is going to be gone tomorrow and what will have a lasting impact.  We do the heavy lifting for you, and bring the options that will provide the ideal results.

We Help You…Create

Creativity Flourishes Here

With all the information that we acquire from a vast array of sources, we still do not have all the answers. What we do have, is an open and inquisitive mind.  With this, we appreciate a quote from T.D. Jakes:

 “The world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher. Make sure when you wake up in the morning, you go to school.” ―T. D. Jakes

We love to hear your vision and create with you.  We love creating.  We love helping you to create.  Tell us your vision and together we will create an outdoor sanctuary all your own.

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