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The Palette Project #8: Halifax Waterfront

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


Canada has the longest coastline in the world, so it’s no surprise that many of our inspiring locations are located near the water (how could we ever get tired of all those colours of blue?). The Harbourwalk in Halifax, Nova Scotia is one of these spots. It’s a wonderful crossroads where cruise ships meet the oldest farmer’s market in North America, public art displays, museums, as well as delicious eateries and fantastic views.  It winds for nearly 4km along the Halifax waterfront, providing views of the water and the city skyline. With a view like this who wouldn’t want to recreate the sea and sky and maybe some of that maritime charm…

The Inspiration:



The Palette:




Blue in the sky, blue in the water… we could’ve done a whole palette of blue! In the end we selected three blues, a grey, and a deep black-brown. The hues of the sky and water are brightened by the early fall sunshine so we matched the more vibrant blues with neutral tones to tone down the overall palette. By pairing these watery hues with neutrals there is a bit of wiggle room to add in other pops of colour; pinks, yellows, and greens with a cool undertone would coordinate well with these colours.


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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