a Venice-inspired color palette

a Venice-inspired color palette // blue, stone, warm gray [pinit]

 

Today's color inspiration comes from a window that caught my eye in Venice. Moorish influence on Venetian Gothic architecture can be seen throughout the city, namely in the shape of arches like this one. I love the little plants peeking through the stonework, too.

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DARK BLUE #182D43 / BEDFORD BLUE #48697C / LIGHT BLUE-GRAY #B1BCCA
STONE #E3D6CF / LIGHT TAN #CDB4A3 / WARM GRAY #69615B

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Just for fun, I'm throwing in The Orders of Venetian Arches by John Ruskin (1853, Vol. 2 of The Stones of Venice) so you can play "Find That Arch." Happy Friday!

John Ruskin | The Orders of the Venetian Arches SOURCE

travel | Italy :: part I

You'd think a trip to Italy would mean photos of quaint towns and artistic masterpieces, but I decided to begin with cats and dogs. Sorry! Every time I see an animal, I have to stop, hold my breath, and look at Andrew with the "Can I have one, puh-leeeeeeeez?!!" look. Don't worry...the touristy shots will follow!

CATS + DOGS

The Cats and Dogs of Italy // Akula Kreative

LEFT: CATS OF THE BOBOLI GARDENS / RIGHT: DOGS OF AMALFI

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VENICE HIGHLIGHTS

Venice, Italy // Akula Kreative

ROW 1: SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE / VENETIAN FLAG (GRAND CANAL) ROW 2: PALAZZO DUCALE ROW 3: PALAZZO DUCALE / BASILICA SAN MARCO ROW 4: BASILICA SAN MARCO FAÇADE ROW 5: HOTEL DANIELI

Venice is a magical place. Romantic, beautiful, and rich in history. If you've never been, give it priority on the bucket list. Oh, and try not to arrive on Martedí Grasso.

Stay tuned for more highlights from Murano, Florence, Amalfi, and Rome...

Happy Monday!