To Warm a Winter’s Day: The Color of Curry

For those of us in arctic winter areas, it’s about time to see some color. In the snowbelt, we’ve been looking at white and brown outdoors for waaaaay too long. And it’s been awhile since I’ve done the ever-popular color posts. So today, I serve up some yummy curry colors. To warm your eyes, your tummy, your soul …

From Vervain, cotton/linen fabric in Pachora Curry colorway:

Vervain Pachora Curry Cotton Linen Fabric

Curry spice from My Fudo:

Curry Spice via My Fudo

Curry is for a sophisticated color palate.

As well as palette!

Here’s how Casa Midy — one of my favorite furniture and decor designers — used curry color in a sophisticated mix:

Curry Color Headboard from Casa Midy

Curries from around the world via Gilt:

Curries From Around the World via Gilt Taste

Handcrafted wallpaper from Dering Hall:

Handcrafted Wallpaper from Dering Hall

If you’re now feeling the need to taste as well as look, here’s a recipe for homemade curry powder, from Global Table Adventure:

Recipe for Homemade Curry Powder from Global Table Adventure

Tea towels that are hand block printed in a Raja pattern, in ochre color. From Papa Totoro Etsy shop:

Hand Block Printed from Papa Totoro Etsy Shop

Dal tadka curry recipe, via Veg Recipes of India:

Dal tadka curry recipe via Veg Recipes of India

That’s almost like seeing curry “in situ” in its natural form, in food. It’s also a guide to what looks good with curry color — it looks fresh against white rice, and copper metals, leafy greens and deep reds.

You can find curry in mosaic tiles, like this pattern called “Ganges Karma” from Mosaic Art. It’s either inspired by or actually made with clay tea cups made of Ganges clay collected in Varanasi:

Ganges Karma mosaic tile from Mosaic Art

With many of the colors in the tile mosaic above, here’s the ingredients of curry powder from a recipe at Williams-Sonoma:

Curry Powder Ingredients at Williams-Sonoma

As a grand finale (yes, sorry, this cannot go on forever!), here’s a hand-knotted antique Oushak rug from Turkey, once available at One Kings Lane:

Antique Oushak Rug from Turkey

If you still have the appetite for more curry colors, I serve up more than 100 images with these colors at my “Kinds of Curry” Board at Pinterest. I think this should be satisfying:

Follow Nomadic Decorator’s board Color – Kinds of Curry on Pinterest.


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