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The Palette Project #22: The Wharf -
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The Palette Project #22: The Wharf

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


We’re back in the Maritimes this week– visiting the community of Malpeque, PEI. Nestled between two natural bays and Cabot Beach Provincial Park, this area of PEI is known for it’s delicious oysters and seemingly endless coastline. After exploring the area (it’s hard to narrow down options for inspiration!), we came across this row of buildings lining the marina. On the day our inspiration photo was taken, the overcast sky brought out the natural colours of the landscape– here the red-hued soil and green grass pop against the more muted colours of the structures. We loved the textures, materials, and subtleties in this image and were curious to see what would happen when we distilled it into 5 colours….



The Inspiration:



The Palette:


This palette evokes the calm and quiet of Malpeque on a rainy day in the off-season. In our photo there are so many neutrals to play with you almost forget about the bevy of richer and brighter tones! In the end we settled on three greys, drawing from the buildings and the overcast sky. We paired these with a deeper red from the building on the far left and the green-blue of the oyster traps. This palette could easily facilitate a streak of that bright green grass for an energetic zip. Overall, the cool undertones string these tones together for a cohesive and calming combination.


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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