I am lucky enough to be surrounded by creative talent from all areas, including gardening, food, crafts and style, and am constantly exposed to color. Sometimes I feel like each day there is a new collection of colors that inspire me and get me thinking about stories, my apartment, and product development or just life, in general.
With that in mind, today I am introducing a new post on color palettes. On a regular basis, I will be sharing with you a color palette that inspires me and, well, makes me feel good. The wonderful thing about this first palette, which ranges from a rich olive to a crisp gray, is that any color can be used on ceilings or walls. The colors (all from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot) suggest coordinating colors for ceilings and woodwork on the back and carry a Martha Stewart key symbol that identify groups of colors that work well together. Don’t be afraid of Kalamata Olive (MSL 195) or Feather Duster (MSL 251) for a ceiling. A darker color will make it seem infinitely higher.
These colors are evocative and nuanced and so ripe that you can almost taste them. Whether it’s a soft, flattering pink or a bright, warm sunny gold or cool, calming taupe, you can use these as a foundation and then come in with a deep, dramatic plum or restful pistachio or a searing chartreuse to add punch.
Whetstone Gray MSL258
Wrought Iron MSL168
Dried Chamomile MSL073
Picnic Basket MSL047
Kalamata Olive MSL195
Feather Duster MSL251
Timothy Hay MSL091
Pink Granite MSL171
Want to see what I am talking about? I have put together a photo gallery of Martha Stewart Living images that are as timeless and flattering as this week’s palette. Look through the photos of gardens, food, collections, nature, and images from rituals of daily life and let me know which images inspire you.