Do you ever feel like you want to try something new with color? It’s so easy to get in a rut, because usually our homes have a set color palette. So I’m happy to join several other creative bloggers in a monthly color palette moodboard/DIY challenge. It will be fun to see things around us in a new colorway. (Yes pun intended!)
The idea was dreamed up by Claudia of DesignClaud, a travel and design blogger from The Netherlands who is currently traveling around the world. I’ve really enjoyed following her travels because we have been to some of the same places in Asia, and seeing her travel updates brings back lots of great memories. A photo that Claudia took of the glorious colors in a sunset in Phuket, Thailand inspired her to create this color challenge. Aren’t vacation sunsets the best!?
So taking her lead, I looked through our vacation photos for beautiful colors in a landscape. I chose this photo for our first challenge – it’s the scene in Tuscany from the outdoor dining area of a villa we rented there for a week:
That evening we ate arrabiatta pasta and drank Chianti while the sun set over the olive groves.
Claudia suggested Color Palette Generator to find some moodboard colors in our photos. Here’s the palette it generated for my Tuscan landscape:
I created a moodboard with the “vibrant” palette. For moodboards, I love using Olioboard. And here’s a board created there with the Tuscan colors:
I honored the olive groves that were around the villa with the olive plant and olive pots here. And I thought it would be fun to add an animal print rug in this scene. I absolutely would put all these things together in a room! To see the sources of these items, visit Olioboard.
Visit the other moodboards at the DesignClaud August 2013 Link Up Party and if you want to do this too, click on over there! The party is open until August 19 – so choose a landscape photo and submit your moodboard there, we’d love to see it!