I love pink and red, but come valentine's day, it seems constricting to stick with red and white and pink. I chose this cantaloupe color for a few reasons. I wanted romance, and I think this painting, Flaming June, is one of the most romantic paintings ever put to canvas. Also, the vivid flame color is tempered slightly by the sweet, refreshing memory of the fruit of the cantaloupe. Yes, it's passionate, but with a fun, happy twist that appeals to me. Also I recognized the need for some major icy cool down, and these pistachio accents drawn from the painting were just the right touch. I couldn't help but think of my sister, @animalia because her house was designed around this painting once upon a time :).