My Neighbor And Me sells fair trade products from Gambia, Guatemala, and Peru, as
well as products from the local community.
We love to hear the comments that our customers share when visiting our shop. “You have so much color!” “Beautiful gifts!” “Attractive displays!” So what is the story behind the colors chosen in our shop?
From the very beginning of starting this small business, I knew that my foundation color would be red. Red grabs attention. Red speaks of fire and energy and strength. So I painted my sign frames red and all of the wood furniture pieces that I wanted to use as displays.
As my business grew and I moved the shop into an incubator space, I continued to paint displays red but also started to introduce a new color- yellow. After seven months, I was given an opportunity to move the shop into a prime store front on Berryville’s Main Street. In this space, I introduced blue front doors, bright green accent wall in the middle of the shop with a large cut-out window, and painted the back wall red.
As accents to the fair trade product that we sell, I have discovered that color works. It is inviting and adds to the warmth of our space. We love to share our hospitality.
We continue to love our color-full shop and we hope that you do too!