December 9, 2009

An Entire Color Palette in a (nut) Shell!

I like to use an inspiration piece, usually from nature, around which an entire color palette can be created. For THE CONCORD GREEN HOME, it was this unassuming seashell, discovered on the North Shore of Massachusetts last summer.

Who would think that this little shell...

with its perfect mix of warm and cool tones, would inspire creamy white walls and cabinetry, orange-tinged antique pine hardwood, tumbled stone flooring, taupe concrete countertops, flax and white linens, and more.

When we take our cues from nature, it's hard to make a mistake. What's your inspiration?

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