Color Palette of the Week: Evanescent

This week, we get a bright palette inspired from a colorful landscape that seems to come out of a dream.


No, I’m not talking about the band Evanescence. That would make a rather dull color palette, with pretty much just black and white.

I’m talking about this ephemeral feeling of a landscape that’s about to disappear from your sight, a land of fairies and dust that exists only in the moment you look at it. Turn your gaze, and it’s gone.

Surprisingly, this world is filled with bright shades, all the more interesting for their short life. It dazzles you for a moment, and then you are left an imprint in your mind, a memory of a land that might have existed only in your imagination.

evanescence color palette


Is this the land you see, a land in technicolor, a land about to burst into a million bright bubbles? Is this the beauty you seek when you roam the oceanside for a moment of inspiration, a second of knowledge, an instant of truth?

How you can use “Evanescent”

Whatever decor choice you make based on this palette, you can be sure that it will leave a very permanent impression. Such a beautiful array of rainbow colors will be easy to remember.

In this case, I love using the last color, the pretty turquoise, as a main shade.

Contemporary Living Room by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Leigh Olive Mowry-Olive Interiors

This living room combines turquoise and lime green for a contemporary/tropical effect. By taming the whole with plenty of neutrals (notice the carpet and the walls), you won’t feel like you’re living in a tropical aquarium.

Here’s how mixing three bright colors from this palette can do to a space:

Contemporary Dining Room by Washington Architects & Building Designers E/L STUDIO

Of course, the first thing that caught my eye was the red table. Then I saw the bright yellow wall. And then I noticed the stained floor in a shade of jade. What an amazing idea!

Whatever your preference in mixing and matching these shades, I can guarantee you that the mark it will leave will be anything but evanescent. This is a daring, colorful palette that is meant to pop and impress.

What do you think? Would you dare the Evanescent palette in your home?

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