Color Inspiration Thursday {10}

Greetings from the coast of Maine! This week, my family is vacationing on Hancock Point, Maine, with my husband’s family. We’ve had a solid mix of sunny and stormy weather, but the forecast looks promising for the remaining two days of our trip. Despite the rain, I’ve taken hundreds of photos since we’ve arrived (does anyone else have a penchant for filling camera card capacities in record time?!), both of my kids enjoying playtime with Grammy, Grampy, and Aunts and Uncles, and of course plenty of shells and rocky coast. Be prepared for a good month of Maine coast-fueled color inspiration!

Here are the inspiration color palettes for the week, created with Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my own photographs.

crashing tide color paletteCorresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Baby Blue, Charcoal, Moss, Dresden Blue, Raffia, Biscuit

A Maine coast inspired day would not be complete without a photograph of the gorgeous crashing tide on the seaweed and barnacle-bedecked rocks. I have loved watching the tide ebb and flow, and our view of Acadia (that’s Cadillac Mountain in the background) makes the view that much sweeter. There is something peaceful about the gentle sway of the seaweed as the waves bring the tide in or out, even with the smashing spray on the rocks. I love this color palette exactly as it formed. To me, it’s quintessential Maine coast: peaceful and earthy.

peach starfish and child color palette

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Steel, Sable, Smoke, Black, Moss, Charcoal

Exploring the treasures that abound along the coast is especially exciting with my two- and four-year-olds. There is nothing like the endless wonder of a child encountering nature’s beauty. This starfish is being gently held by my normally rambunctious two year old son. He didn’t even throw the rock into the water after holding it–amazing!

sea glass maine coast color palette

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Ash, Shale, Old Green, Stone, Black, Charcoal

Never in my life have I found more perfectly polished and abundant sea glass than on this private home’s beach on Hancock Point. I love sea glass, and simply stacked on a smooth, dark, Maine stone, this palette brings me so much joy and peace. A bit of gentle turquoise (Shale meets Old Green) and light grays, with the solid foundation of the black/charcoal stone.

Enjoy these first peeks into my week. There will be more Maine coast palettes awaiting you next Thursday!

9 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {10}”

  1. I am with you in spirit in Maine, enjoying my memories of 1990 and 91 in Ocean Point, Maine, and we did visit Camden area and Mount Desert Island, heavenly. love your photos.

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  2. Your post looked like paint chips. I took the sea glass and ocean photos and used them for a color palette for paint. Sherwin-Williams has “chip it” online. I got some lovely paint choices — Underseas, Mineral Deposit, Cyberspace, Passive, Mossy Gold, Roycroft Pewter, Sturdy Brown, Soar, Peppercorn, Chesea Gray, Classic French Gray, Gallant Gold — now to decide which colors to use. Just the name “Soar” makes me want to use it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. You have a gift for seeing the palette in your photos. I early enjoyed this post and seeing how you look at things. So beautiful.

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