The Palette Project #19: Anne of Green Gables
This is another edition of the palette project– we’re exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful.
Anne of Green Gables is undoubtedly a Canadian Treasure courtesy of Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a fictional character, Anne took many of us in our childhood through the greenery of PEI; now, you can even watch the TV version of Anne’s adventures on CBC or Netflix. As many things, nothing beats seeing and experiencing the real thing. Tucked away in the community of Silver Bush is the Anne of Green Gables Museum, a lovely place where you can see parts of the 1908 novel come to life and buy your fair share of Anne-themed memorabilia. Our inspiration is (maybe blatantly) from the museum site, but how could you not be inspired by the lush green lawn under a moody grey sky? Excuse us while we fix our braids…
How could we not focus on green? This colour can sometimes be tricky to work with as it is a secondary colour on the colour wheel and can easily slip into warm, cool, yellow, blue, or grey. If you’re new to working with the green family, we suggest sticking with the most natural tones (grass, moss, or a multitude of foliage will lead you in the right direction). For this palette we drew our green tones from the beautifully lush lawn as well as the grove of trees in the background– it took us a while to narrow down our selection! We partnered the greens with a trio of neutrals: off-white, grey, and a navy blue hue that can be traced back to the barn. We intentionally chose colours that share a muddy undertone, but the saturation can easily be punched up if you aren’t afraid of getting a little bolder.
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 email@example.com or visit us at 2885 W 33rd Ave, Vancouver, BC.