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

a rosette-inspired color palette

a rosette-inspired color palette // pastels, blue, green, stone, pink // Florence Cathedral [pinit]

 

Today's inspiration comes from the marble façade of the beautiful Florence Cathedral. I'm so glad I could zoom in because you really can't appreciate the color or detail from the ground. The various shades of blue, green, and pink are exquisite!

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SLATE #88A7B5 / BLUE-GREEN #AFCECD / PASTEL GREEN #D4E3DE
LIGHT BLUE #D7E7E8 / STONE #E5E8E9 / PASTEL PINK #F1C3C7

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Details of the Florence Cathedral // Akula Kreative

Here are a few fun facts about the duomo:

  • Structural work on the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436.
  • The brick dome by Filippo Brunelleschi remains the largest ever built. (The cathedral was without a dome for the first 100 years of construction.)
  • Something I will never forget as an Art History major—Ghiberti's bronze doors on the Baptistery, known as the "Gates of Paradise"—took 21 years to complete.

Happy History Friday!

a ballerina-inspired color palette

a ballerina-inspired color palette // black, gray-blue, stone, taupe // photo by anna wu [pinit]

 

While we're away this week, we're sharing a beeeeautiful photo by Anna Wu. It's called "Brooklyn Arch" and it's part of Anna's book, "Pointe of View." I love the contrast not only in composition, but color as well. The elegance of the ballerina's form and the lightness of her skin against the dark, gritty textures of the city is simply wonderful.

Thanks, Anna, for letting me "borrow" this! Happy Friday, everyone!

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BLACK #262628 / BLUE #567987 / PALE BLUE #8DA6AF / STONE #DFD2CA / TAUPE #BAA8A4

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Photography / Anna Wu Dancer / Alexandra Harrington Makeup / Jina Yoon, JAC Beauty Location / Brooklyn, NY Assistants / Wendy Southard, Yifan Xu