Looking at Nauture for Your Color Palette

by Felicia Benton

Are you struggling on how to choose a color palette for your new space?  Well... don't start by looking at the Homes & Garden magazine for color ides, or by taking a color test or quiz to find your “true” color personality.  Start by looking out a window.  Open your door, go outside,  and look at the trees, the sky, the grass, and the flowers.  This is where you find your true palette; it’s nature.  “In choosing colors...follow nature's lead” - John Saladino   When you follow nature's lead you can’t go wrong.  Pick a color, any color. Nature is truly the best way to visually see what additional colors would complement thus giving you a true color palette.  Check out the following examples of how you can use some of nature’s most striking color combinations.  

Everyone loves a beautiful sunset, or has admired the colors of a coral wreath.  The shades of blue and orange that you see in a sunset, or in a coral wreath are not just complimentary but are wonderful shades that would work in any room.  The rich tones of navy blue and orange along with white are great colors to use in any interior. 

The colors of the beach.  The soft tones of blues and greens from the ocean, or the tans and browns from sand, are wonderful hues that can give you an elegant romantic color scheme.

Even the flowers in your yard can provide a colorful inspiration for your interior.  For example, the purple hues from an Anemone or a Lilac. The different pinks from an Allium flower.  Even the green hues from the leaves and grass.  These colors combined create a soft and joyful or bright palette for your interior space.

 The next time you are redoing a space and are questioning what color palette would be best, look out your back door.  Nature will provide you with that complimentary color along with a wonderful palette.  No matter what you do, what colors you choose, you will have a color palette that will really enhance your interior.