Today, it was 60 degrees outside. Two days ago it was snowing with freezing rain. In Kansas City, the weather turns on a dime constantly. It makes me want to bring electric blankets to the animals outside…

This Spring storm however was energizing.

Hiding under an umbrella to keep my camera from getting wet, I took a few snapshots (seen here). The tender leaves and young peony reminded me of homes I have designed (also seen here) and how nature “grows” and “accessorizes” the perfect color palette. (Cont. reading below)

 These could have inspired the color palette below.

These could have inspired the color palette below.

A soft, natural color palette for a client.

A soft, natural color palette for a client.

 

This could have been the inspiration for the room below.

This could have been the inspiration for the room below.

A warmer color palette for a client.

A warmer color palette for a client.

If you are ever in a color rut when designing anything, just put on your coat and take a walk. If you are lucky enough to live in a region like I do, your palette options will constantly be morphing, changing and growing…a living (and never dull) source of inspiration.  I can’t wait until summer, then fall, then…