The Palette Project #5: Confederation Bridge
This is another edition of the palette project– we’re exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful.
Canada is huge– there’s no avoiding that. Connecting place to place can sometimes be a challenge. PEI, nestled off the mainland of Canada in the Maritimes, used to only be accessible by ferry until 1997. The Confederation Bridge replaced the ferries and covers the entire 12.9km span of the Northumberland Strait that flows between PEI and New Brunswick. Crossing the bridge is quite the experience– taking about 10 minutes to drive the entire length, at some points you have a hard time seeing land on either side. Like a boat at sea, you’re surrounded by blue.
Our inspiration photo was taken in the early morning hours, creating a dreamy seascape. With a monochrome palette like this, the difficulty lies in everything being so similar. We approached this palette like a gradation; finding a lightest and darkest hue, then filling in the spaces between with an even array of colour. A monochrome palette allows you to tailor any bold accents or standout pieces to your own taste or colour preferences. Blues are a great neutral palette to work with.– like a pair of jeans they really can go with anything.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 2885 W 33rd Ave, Vancouver, BC.