Thursday, August 25, 2011

Color Inspiration

Husband and I spent a day visiting the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History ‘cuz Husband loves him some fossils and dinos.


After a peek at The Hope Diamond in its new setting, Husband and I walked into the Hall of Gemstones.


I expected to see a hall of jewelry. Instead, I found a gallery of raw gemstones with such intense color and texture I instinctively took photos to add to my design inspiration file.

 Drool with me.

Have you ever, EVER seen a blue this deep and intense? Lurv.

This piece of Canvasite is the same color scheme in my guest bathroom.

I wear this color a lot. I can see the texture in this chunk of Pyrmorphine inspiring  retro mod graphic wallpaper.

I like the orange red of Crocoite. The star burst crystals pattern drew me to this piece. I need to use this as inspiration in some way, shape, or form in my house.

The papery crystals in Wuflenite remind me of a feather boa.

I don't want antimony anywhere near me and mine, but it's quite stunning design-wise in its natural state.

Where do you look for color inspiration?

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