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.
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!