Color Palette of the Week: Smart As A Fox

They say (who’s “they” anyway?) that nature has already found all the best color combinations. All we need to do is observe and reproduce, with a touch of human ingenuity, to make it our own.

This week, I let myself be inspired by this most common yet stunning of animals, the red fox.

The photo

fox in the grass

(image: Martin Pettitt)

Isn’t this the most gorgeous photo? I love how the fox seems relaxed and okay with the whole camera thing. A little resting in between two rabbit hunts, I imagine?

I was instantly struck by the contrast between its fur and the shrubbery. The golden eyes are pretty striking too.

The palette

This gorgeous, nature-inspired palette is perfect for a kitchen. (I love green in a kitchen). The orange is just the perfect touch of warmth and color to contrast with the shades of green. You get a light yellow that’s neutral yet not boring, and black for contrast and sophistication.

This is also great for an ethnic, African-inspired living room or bedroom. The earthy colors will go great with African masks and other patterns and items. This would also suit a home office well, since green inspires growth and orange inspires creativity.

How about you?

I’m definitely a fan of this palette. Where would you use it?

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