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A winter palette

A winter palette
I found these beautiful images on Flickr and they sum up my winter palette to perfection.

I’ve just popped a load of washing on. I just know how excited you are about that, but it got me thinking about how the seasons play a huge part in our colour choices. I’ve got a big day of Making Things ahead of me today and laying out my colour combos is the first step. It’s always based on my mood, and that’s influenced by so many things – the usual inspirations. Lately it’s the weather.

That load of washing was a bit tricky separating whites from colours because my entire wardrobe of late can be summed up in all those muted colours inbetween. Lots of greys, beige, every shade of off-white, charcoal, sand, and dusty everything (dusty pink, dusty gold, dusty blue …). Maybe it’s a Melbourne thing, which is pretty good at turning grey for winter where the ground is grey, the sky is grey, the bits in between are all shades of grey and where everyone wears black. Or maybe it’s because I grew up in the country along a river where the fog would settle in April and not rise again until October. Either way I love it. Perfect for a bright red scarf, and I love those, too.
I’m working on an order for garlands in a natural palette and I’ve chosen off white, grey, latte, mustard, dusty pink and beige, and guess where this inspiration is from – my washing basket, it seems!
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June 22, 2011 - 5:10 am

Frankie and Ray - Sigh….gorgeous imagery as always. And your colour choices are lovely too.

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