Inspired Color, Hawaiian Style: Natures Paint Swatches Vol IV

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Home Stager with JDS Consulting: Decor Design and Merchandising

Here is volume IV of my blog series of nature inspired color. Both volume III and IV are featuring photos from the "Friendly Isle" of Moloka'i,  

The Photo He Manu or a bird, in this case a lovely female Hawaiian Cardinal who let me feed her by hand, gives a rich tonal palette of mauve, coffee, and coral. The white provides an excellent contrast to these deep earth tones and would make a great molding and trim color. If you were painting a living room for instance you could paint the walls sand with bright white trim, add dark coffee furniture with the coral and mauve as accent colors. If your bold you can reverse the mauve and sand for a much more modern look. 

The Pua Makalii or tiny flower palette continues with the rich earth tones but with contrasting powder blue and ipu orange as the pop factor. This makes for an excellent exterior scheme allowing the home to blend into the landscape but not entirely. The celadon green or powder blue would be the main siding color with the dark green or brown as the trim, the orange would be used on certain architectural elements like ends of rafter beams and parts of the window and railing trim. As always, feel free to use these color schemes and let us know how they worked out. 

Inspired Color, Hawaiian Style: Natures Paint Swatches Vol I

  Inspired Color, Hawaiian Style: Natures Paint Swatches Vol II 

 Inspired Color, Hawaiian Style: Natures Paint Swatches Vol III

Photos by Kimo Stowell Copyright ©2008

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Connie Tebyani
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You've left me speachless, Kimo, and that's pretty hard to do!!!!!!!!!!! (need I say more?)

September 24, 2008 09:20 AM
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Kimo Stowell
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Aloha James, We are going through the same thing you are. Many sellers are holding out and the only properties selling are those significantly reduced. However, certain Honolulu markets still have some resiliency as to be expected.

Aloha Mott, Mahalo for commenting.

Aloha Chris, you go girl! Have you ever done burnished plaster?

Aloha Leah, viva la naturale!

Aloha Michelle, when it comes to staging and wall colors it's always best to keep to the neutrals and save the color for the accessories but a good stager can add an accent wall color that transforms the space from the ordinary into the extraordinary. It requires the designers eye for balance and tonal equilibrium, as well as, understanding the language of color and it's psychological effect on the viewer.

Aloha Lisa, bless mother nature.

Aloha Connie, my cat had something to say ..."wsq32" is what he typed as he hopped across my keypad. Mahalo!

September 24, 2008 02:24 PM
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Wendy Timmons
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Kimo- Beautiful colors - beautiful post. I loved the pictures :)

September 24, 2008 04:40 PM
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Michelle Minch
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Kimo: This is a very creative way to present a color palette. The colors standing alone are not so interesting, but when you see them combined on a beautiful bird or in a meadow it all makes sense. You have a very unique way of looking at things that is quite refreshing.

September 27, 2008 02:29 PM
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Kimo Stowell
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Aloha Wendy, Thanks for visiting.

Aloha Michelle, mahalo for the thoughtful compliment.

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