Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Which is better? Color or Black and White....

I need your help. I'm going to be ordering one of the free prints that Angie mentioned this morning and since I can get half off another one I'm going to finally take the plunge and get some canvas up on my walls.

I knew right away which two images I want, but I can't decide if I should do black and white or color. Things to consider...they are both taken in the grass so they already 'match' but do they look more 'artsy' if they are in black and white?
I think they will hang above my couch in the living room. (The couch is sage green with a kahki trim.) I have a quote in the middle of that wall that says "We do not remember days, we remember moments" and I think I can position the canvases close together underneath it. Ideally the quote would go under, but that's too high for the canvases and I can't move the quote.

So what would you do? I don't want to miss out on the deal so will be ordering in the next 15 minutes or so....Help!


Cari January 5, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Color for sure!!

my family January 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

the color is pretty but you focus more on the colorful backgrounds. B/W brings your attention to the kids more I think :)

angela January 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

The colors are beautiful, I'd chose the color.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom January 5, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

Color color color!

Gretta January 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

Color .... some pictures were made for black & white but these are for color. Look at the beautiful color of his eye and the way the shirt & the flowers coordinate...I vote color all the way! No matter what you choose..it will be great pictures!

Kate Carney January 5, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

personally I'd chose black and white. It focuses more on the kids.

Katie, Kevin and kids January 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

Typically I've chosen black and white for my home so the walls and furniture can change but the prints are timeless. However, the colors are beautiful in your 2 pictures and would be such a lovely addition to a room decor! Since they already match so wonderfully I think you should choose color!

Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM  


How would you feel about one portrait and one landscape?

Cause I also think it would be great to crop in closer to SB.

I love it the way it is, but if you were a bit closer to her then she'd stand out more.

Can't wait to see 'em hanging on the wall-- you'll show us, right?

Bennett Family January 5, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

I love B&W, but I think these would look better in color. Beautiful shots.
I just ordered me one too.(obviously of my own kids!)

Meg B....that's me! January 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

Color for sure! BTW your kiddos are beautiful!! Love Julia's curls!

Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

I'm 50/50. For some reason I like the one of Julia in color but the one of Sam in B&W. I think either would be very nice. I agree that the B&W focus on the kids, but the colors are gorgeous and very vibrant. I'm no help.

Erin January 5, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

I love the black and white much more. But I am always a fan of black and white. If you know where you are putting them then that should help you a little. You won't go wrong either way. I blogged about you today lady :)

lots_of_love_four_kids January 5, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

I LOVE the one of Julia in color- and the one of Sam in black and white! ack! I think that I would go color because the colors in both are so fantastic.... Sam's eyes jump right out at me!


they will look wonderful no matter which you choose!

Tutu January 5, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

I like the B&W better, but I have a thing for B&W! Either would be gorgeous!!

happygal January 5, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

I vote for color. They are beautiful!

Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

black and white more artsy, and fades less over time. However both are good. Think also about framing....DC

Tiffany January 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

I really love black and white, but {to me} these photos scream color. Whatever you choose will be gorgeous, though - great photos!

Jenney January 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

So, what did you decide? Your page wouldn't load for me earlier, so I'm sure you've ordered by now. I love them both. We do black and whites in our living room, so if it was me I'd pick black and white....however...The color in those pictures is just fantastic. I'm excited to see the finished product, with the quote, up! How fun to be decorating and not UNdecorating :o)

CFMama January 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM  


Melissa January 5, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

I know I'm too late but I love the COLOR!!! Can't wait to see how they end up.

Alyssa January 6, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

what did you end up doing? I think my vote is color, but fabulous pictures either way. Look forward to seeing the canvas prints!

Jenn @CanvasPop January 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

Both are really great shots to transform into canvas art by. I have seen similar images printed on canvas and they turned out great.
The colors are stellar, but I prefer the timeless feel to the black and white images.

Either choice will be good for a canvas print. What did you decide on?

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