May 6th, 2013 No Comments

color palette: daffodil yellows & stem greens

The daffodils have been blooming here in New York for the past week or so. I brought these in from my garden and laid them on my counter… and this beautiful still- life was begging to be snapped. I love when this happens, it so rarely does, especially on photo shoots- where you lay something down and just the natural way that you put it down is stunning; You don’t want to touch it- you just want to capture the image with a photograph. I wish I was a better photographer but that’s something I’ll have to learn from some of my photographer friends. For inspiring photographs check out my friend and colleague’s site Sang An. He shot all my images for my shop and we have worked together on editorial stories for many years together. Also check out Andrea Gentl‘s site. You might recognize her name from those gorgeous photographs of the salted cherry blossoms I featured of hers a few weeks back.

So like every Monday when we introduce a new color palette for the week I’ve selected Benjamin Moore paint colors to aid you. Their paint swatch cards are not only useful to select paint, but they can be used to carry around in your bag to match up colors for anything. It’s a walking color palette finder (old school, because there are apps for that now, like their Color Capture app).

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(Below-look how pretty a purple/blue goes with this palette)

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