Inspiration can come from a variety of sources when thinking about colour palettes. It can be a magazine article, something in a shop or the holy grail of interior inspiration – Pinterest. Sometimes a single image can be used as foundation for décor. It give s clear view of how the colours work together, without having to create a mood board, and can even give a steer on texture and adding tactility to the home. Here’s six images and the nature inspired colour palettes that could be used to recreate them:
A Sun Ripened Orange Tree
A scheme to instantly refresh the space you’re looking to decorate. The lively blue of the sky acts as the perfect backdrop to a fresh green and citrusy yellows and oranges. Instead of looking like they are competing for attention, each of these hues perfectly complements the others, working in harmony for an energising colour palette.
RISING MIST AGAINST DARK SKIES
A sultry and enigmatic colour palette can be found here. The atmospheric mist looks wonderful against the dullness of the sky, and is perfectly offset by the murky water lapping at the shore and intimidating darkness of the hills around the cove. The different blue and grey hues work in harmony to achieve an otherworldly quality combined with an eerie stillness.
A Mist Drenched Sunrise
This field scene has perfectly captured the range of colours that appear at twilight. The dusky purples have mixed with lighter lilacs in the sky, bathing the field below dreamy hues. The mist adds a grey almost suede in appearance and details can be picked out with the shadowed silhouettes of the trees and long grasses in the field.
The glistening blues and touches of colour in this image lend themselves perfectly to a children’s room or nursery. The flash of sun on the water illuminates each of the lighter colours, ensuring that the darker details, and colour pop of orange-red, punctuate the intensely blue tones perfectly. These colours would work well in a room that was filled with light, providing a true radiance to each of the hues.
Feline Shape and Colour
This image appears so delicate, but when each of the colours are used in the right way they can work together to create a strong neutral space. The greys and browns have a slight pink tone to them, complementing the peachy hue of the cat’s nose. Darker colours can be used in small quantities to ground the room and prevent it from becoming too light, adding an effortless elegance when used within the home.
Botanicals have definitely cemented themselves as an interior scheme go-to for 2015. At the moment we can’t get enough of captivating green hues, broad leaf patterns, delicate ferns and even insect details. As green is such as versatile colour it can be used around the home to satisfy a number of desired emotions. Use it in the bathroom in the form of light mints to achieve a sense of freshness, or in darker, earthier tones, paired with mahogany, for a dramatic dining room scene.