Color Palette of the Week: Tundra

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Despite our assumption that “there’s nothing there”, the courageous among us who choose to live (or stay) in the North (and when I say “North”, I mean the Arctic, not Canada as a whole) would tell us that no, the tundra is filled with beautiful things, like moss of every color, gorgeous Northern Lights, and majestic herds of caribou. I hope this photo shows how beautiful this region of North America can be:


And with this photo, a nice neutral/yellow color palette that will whet even the most adventurous appetites when it comes to home décor.

How can I use this “tundra”?

Okay, when I mean “adventurous”, I mean “adventure/exotic” decor, not literally being adventurous with colors. Because there are several styles that could go with these gorgeous earthy shades: think African masks, dark wood, leather, naturally-colored fabrics. Combine airy light yellow drapes with a redish wood floor (second shade from the top) and dark brown leather (top color). Use orange as an accent, and here you have a beautiful neutral living room or office.

Or use these colors in the kitchen for an earthy, welcoming space. Think clay pots and the beautiful colors of a perfectly browned chicken. Use the dark colors for your countertops and the brights for walls and cabinets.

Or what about an entrance that makes a smooth transition between the colors of the outdoors and living indoors? I think this palette would also bring a strong feeling of welcoming to any entranceway.

How do you feel about this palette? Is it too drab or does it inspire you?

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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.