‘Tis the Season—for Nature-Based Spring Color Palettes!
We can usually agree that “nature” is the best inspiration for inspired color palettes. But that’s a broad topic! So for purposes of this post about color inspirations, I’ll stick to what is right underfoot, literally.
It seems that every time I go out for a walk—whether to the beach, a local path, just ‘around town,’ or via a sweeping vista of fields—I love to look around with color palettes in mind. This usually involves being inspired to take some pictures and reflect on relative colors and how they might be used. Or, simply, just open my eyes to the color-view that they land on, and just see the objects and landscapes from an abstract, colorist perspective instead of something more literal.
Starting with something that has a more far-away focus, the sky and land in a sweeping panorama, these two are not the more pastel kinds of colors we typically think of as “Spring.” Yet, there it is…new growth.
Translated to simpler colors:
More color palettes to come!
A note about color use and modification
I’m not suggesting that you take these palettes literally or try to apply the colors as entire rooms or even walls. Think of them more as an interesting harmony, that you can use in various proportions and even in deeper, or lighter, or brighter versions of the same colors than are shown here. Take the colors from one group and inject one or two from another one. Granted, that takes a different kind of practice but just give it a shot and see what you can come up with to create the feeling that is portrayed.
Meanwhile, please feel free to submit your comments and pictures of how you might use or have used these types of colors in your own spaces or client projects. I look forward to hearing from you.
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