Outside In – Paint Color ‘au Naturel’
Paint color inspirations derived from nature: Mother Nature’s palette
In my color and lighting consultation work, I am constantly running across color palettes that are inspired by the natural world. These are mostly color schemes derived from photographs of nature, and with the eye-dropper in Photoshop, it’s easy to click on a beloved tone and come up with the RGB or CMYK numerical value.
While digital formulas have their place, I have found pals behind the counter at the paint store willing to work from my large, nature-derived paint samples. They have let me oversee the ‘mix’ and eventually, when it came to rolling out the paint on the walls, we knew that they had been keenly perceived in Mother Nature herself. What could be better?
Northwest Landscapes by Paula Griff McHugh