a scooter-inspired color palette

a scooter-inspired color palette // gray, aqua, teal [pinit]

 

When I hear "Ciao!" I think of two things:

  1. My Italian professors saying, "Ciao, ragazzi!" as they enter the room
  2. Eddie Izzard saying, "Most Italian people are always on scooters going 'Ciao'...like Roman Holiday...everyone's just cool and hangs out."

Ahh, Italy...I miss you!

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SLATE #34383D / GRAY #626668 / SILVER #CAC8C8
LIGHT AQUA #80E0D3 / AQUA #3AD6C5 / TEAL #00B299

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Buon fine settimana!

a Positano-inspired color palette

a Positano-inspired color palette // summer pastels of aqua, peach, and yellow [pinit]

 

My brain is officially on summer vacation because I forgot to post this last week!

When I was studying abroad in Bologna, a friend came to visit from Paris and I still remember this comment she made: "Italy is so...colorful!" And indeed it is! Looking at this photo I wonder if neighbors coordinated with each other to create their hillside palette. :)

Happy Thursday (pretending it's last Friday)!

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AQUA #6FD8DE / LIGHT AQUA #AFECE7 / LIGHT PEACHY-PINK #FFEDE3
PEACH #FFD1B9 / CORAL-PEACH #FFA694 / PALE YELLOW #FFEDBB

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Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

a lagoon-inspired color palette

a lagoon-inspired color palette // navy, aqua, blues // Bora Bora [pinit]

 

Bora Bora is home to the LAGOON of lagoons. From deep navy to light aqua, the breathtaking blues are endless. Andrew and I were fortunate enough to take a quick helicopter ride during our honeymoon, and I still look back at the pictures with wonder. Happy Friday!

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DEEP #193C4D / TEAL #48CCC8 / AQUA #88E5DF / LT AQUA #AFE4DC / SHALLOW #E7EDE6

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P.S. Here's the FULL view:

The blues of Bora Bora // Akula Kreative

a trattoria-inspired color palette

a trattoria-inspired color palette // pastels, coral, gray, mint, aqua [pinit]

 

I'm just not sure if Italy is charming enough.

Whether it's a feral cat sitting in a doorway or a weathered sign on a patched-up, centuries-old building, this country is filled with a kind of beauty you simply can't find in the States.

I'll share more photos from our trip over the next few weeks, but we'll start things off with a color palette of faded-red-turned-coral, cement gray, and pistachio green. Happy Friday!

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CORAL #EF7E68 / LT CORAL #FAAA92 / CEMENT #E5DCD7 / PISTACHIO #C9D6B3 / AQUA #B1D2BE

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Murano, Italy

an ice-cream-churner-inspired color palette

an ice-cream-churner-inspired color palette // brown, peach, mint, aqua [pinit]

 

For me, the holidays mean two things :: family and FOOD. This Christmas, I got to participate in a few new traditions with Andrew's family, my favorite of which was making rum raisin ice cream on the porch. After the ice cream was sufficiently churned, I swiped the bucket and got out my phone. Wha?!! Lovely aqua bucket against a brick backdrop? MUST. TAKE. PHOTO.

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BROWN #A68573 / PALE CORAL #E18873 / PEACH #FAC4AB / MINT #EEF5E5 / AQUA #A5DCCB

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Happy Friday!

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