Color Palette of the Week: Modern Mexico

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Modern art in Mexico uses surprising pastel shades for a  color palette you can easily use in your home. Take a look at this one for home decor inspiration.


Ah, travelling. I wish I could do more of it, but in the meantime, I can do plenty of travel in my mind through beautiful photos.

And when I saw this picture of a piece of contemporary art in Mexico, I was amazed by the choice of colors and the design–a fascinating mix of traditional shapes with a contemporary twist. The use of pastel colors made it especially interesting to me. It’s not something I usually associate with Mexico.

What we get is a pastel color palette that is summery and yet calls our preconceived notions about Mexico.

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I love how well the colors were chosen and how they fit with each others, as you can see on the palette. The neutral base highlights the warm plums and lavenders. In a sense, it reminds me of all the trees in bloom here in Victoria during springtime.

How to use Modern Mexico

There’s something really compelling about this color palette that makes me feel it would work well beyond a girl’s bedroom (the obvious idea.) A soft, comfortable living room with a feminine touch. A young single woman’s bedroom. I would love to have a kitchen like this: shades of lavender and plum balanced by some beautiful neutrals.

There’s a lot you could do with fabrics in this palette. The pastel colors are perfect for semi-transparent window coverings, to match a room mostly painted in neutrals.

But in the end, you can use these colors for a girl’s bedroom if you like!

What do you think?

This is feminine, maybe even girly, but I can’t help but love this color palette. How about you? Let us know in the comments!

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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.