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The Palette Project #17: Abraham Lake

This is another edition of the palette project– we’re exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful.


Today we’re travelling just slightly east of our Vancouver home to Alberta and visit the icy shores of Abraham Lake. Loved by photographers all over the world, Abraham Lake is renowned for it’s unique frozen formations that return each winter: bubbles, voids, and spectacular fissures make their way to the surface to be capture by the ice. This man-made lake is an icy paradise (if you like that sort of thing!) Our inspiration photo perhaps is not as picturesque or grand as some other Canadian landscapes, but all that is ice and snow has a particular place in our Northern hearts…

The Inspiration:




The Palette:




Nothing like a good monotone palette. To some, it may seem like just a bunch of the same colour, or a bit too similar to create any drama or interest in a space. To us, this is a great foundation for a space that features anything from bold accents to understated, well-designed pieces. We were inspired by the natural geometry of the lake (it’s cracks and voids) and we were also drawn to it’s myriad of cool greys, whites, and blues (essentially an entire palette of neutrals!).  We decided to go with an almost ombre approach to these colours, slowly moving into the darker and richer hues. Snowy, beautiful, calm, and that perfect amount of Canadian northern-ness to add to your home.


Next Sunday we’ll have new inspiration and new colours to share with you! Each of these palettes is created by Designers Collective. We encourage you to use them for inspiration! If you are interested in purchasing a palette, with paint colour identifications, get in touch with us at our studio! Email or visit us at 2885 W 33rd Ave, Vancouver, BC.


Stay Colourful!

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