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Ah, back to school. The smell of new notebooks, the freshly-pressed clothes, the joyous yells of children after a summer apart. It’s my favourite time of the year, to be honest.

When I saw this gorgeous photo of an old auditorium, I couldn’t resist: the cool colors, the plastic chairs, the cement stairs: it all seemed so stark yet so familiar. I’m not sure where the photo is from; the chairs look shiny and new, but the rest looks much older.

Still, we get a cool, green-based color palette with two neutrals for balance. I love the sense of peace and serenity that comes from these colors.

Auditorium color palette of the week

Where can I use these colors?

I have a few suggestions for ways to use this palette in your home. The most obvious one is the bathroom; soft oceanic greens like this work well in a room that involves water. It would make for a very relaxing bath.

If I were to use this palette in the living room, I would be careful to focus a bit more on the neutral and less on the greens. Too much green can be depressing, but keeping just the right level will provide you with a relaxing space where you can unwind after a hard day at work or taking care of the kids.

This also seems like a good kitchen palette–I’m personally a fan of green for the kitchen because it keeps you close to nature and the earth. With the brown neutrals, it’s even closer to a garden.

What do you think?

Is this a calming palette or do you find it more on the depressive side? Share your creative ideas with us in the comments section!

 

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Anabelle Bernard Fournier

Anabelle is a freelance writer, writing teacher and blogger. She spends a lot of time at home, so she likes to make sure that it's cozy and nice, especially in her reading nook. In her free time, Anabelle knits, walks and learns how to write stories.