Inside My Process: Choosing A Color Scheme

Color inspiration via Evermore Paper Co.

As I work on my next collection, one of the things I have spent the most time thinking about is color. I've wanted to incorporate more of it for some time and have spent countless hours thinking about how to do so in a way that would work well with my already neutral palette and minimal branding. 

For someone who works primarily with kraft, white and black paper, you could see how this decision could become a little daunting. I decided to start gradually last year with the introduction of 4 colors: peach, burgundy, emerald, and sky blue. I can't really say how I came to selecting these four, but they have definitely had a positive impact on my collection.  

So here I am, a year later, looking to expand my color palette even further. I've always been the type to get hooked on the color of the moment and then a few months later be over it. Taking that into consideration, I decided that it would be best to select colors that I had a deep connection to. I found myself constantly returning to images of coastal Italian cities and tropical and desert regions and it soon became clear that I should draw my palette from my favorite places. 

Over the last few months, I've carefully selected the colors that best elicit my memories of places like, Positano, Big Sur and southern Utah. I've narrowed it to 20 colors and am so excited to reveal them with my new collection. In the meantime, I hope this mood board serves as a nice little preview...it's certainly helped to keep me inspired. 


IMAGE SOURCES: Floral Drawing | Citrus Tree | Positano | Tile | Eucalyptus | Blossom Tree | Desert Oasis

Inspiration: Rich, Warm & Bold Colors

I think one reason why I love fall so much is due to the rich, warm, and bold color palettes that come with it. There's something that's just so soothing and irresistible about the combination of deep reds, golden ochres and burnt siennas. And while I enjoyed a fair amount of these colors throughout my travels in Positano and Tuscany, I'll admit that I was also looking forward to returning home and experiencing fall and all of its goodness in a more traditional sense. Now that I've returned and am back into the swing of things, I'm excited to pick up where I left off with my fall wish list. So far I've accomplished half the list and I can't wait to check off the remaining items in the coming weeks. 


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