I was reading a post the other day, where the author had pulled her favourite winter colours. I was surprised, because they didn’t automatically say ‘winter colour palette’ to me, but the longer I looked, yep, it was that truly depressing, grey, dreary and miserable shade that winter normally is round here.
It would be fair to say it definitely was not to my taste, but then I started to think more about what I did think of as ‘winter’ colours. I took a little tour through the Design Seeds site to find what I was imagining winter to be, and here’s what I came up with:
1. Cold, snowy and icy:
2. Cool blue skies and evergreens:
3. Icy and glacial:
4. Gorgeous icy clear sunrises:
5. Frosty leaves:
And then I found what more realistically reflects what I actually see on a more regular basis. Oddly enough she didn’t seem to have a palette for perpetual rain though:
1. Grey and brown gloom:
2. White out:
3. Gloomy dark woods:
4. Stark wood piles:
5. Leafless, soul-less parks:
Hmm, I think I’ve found what I hate about my actual winter, too much brown and grey!
So what do you think of as a winter palette? Do you still imagine bright, cheery colours for winter, or are you more realistic with your choice? Which would you prefer to make a winter ‘something’ from?