One of the things I love about design (or any creative field, really) is the fact that inspiration is everywhere - especially if we look for it. However, in our hectic lives it's hard to slow down, notice the little things, and find joy in simplicity. This is something I am truly trying to learn the art of. I call it an art because (for me at least) it doesn't always come natural. It's intentional. So...this week I actually took a short break in the middle of the day to get outside and appreciate the beauty of one of my favorite things about springtime in Saskatchewan - lilacs!
Inspiration is truly all around us. As I was shooting, I noticed the brilliance of the colors in these lilacs - so bold and beautiful. So...here are three color palettes inspired by our lovely Saskatchewan lilacs (and maybe the Townie two-wheeler as well).
ONE - I love the depth of color in this palette. Used in a beach-y cottage or lakehouse, with shiplap walls and hardwood floors, this look would be on point. I would add in some warm, neutral textures in the furniture and choose a dark metal for hardware and fixtures. The brighter colors could be used for decorative accents such as toss pillows or, of course, fresh flowers!
TWO - Summery, bright, fresh, and fun! These colors are fabulous all together and beautiful in pairs as well. This palette would make some awesome inspiration for a kids playroom or a funky powder bathroom. Incorporating some fun wallpaper with two or three of these colors would be a great start or, for a little less commitment, start with with some modern white gallery frames and look for some adorable artwork to fill them!
Not going to lie - while pedaling my way home with my full basket of lilacs I may have envisioned the Co-op service station as a Parisian patisserie, the Swift Current Creek the River Seine, and our back alley a narrow cobblestone street winding its way to my doorstep...even if only for a moment.
THREE - The third palette is a little more subdued than the first two and it's easy to envision these moody colors in a master bedroom or office setting. The color in the center is a nice warm gray and reminds me of one of my favorite neutrals, Benjamin Moore's 'Revere Pewter' (HC-172).
If you love color, check out the Farmer's Daughter 'Color' Pinterest board for more inspiration!