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Travel Palette: Streets of Lisbon – Graffiti Color Palette

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Upbeat, Energizing, Spirited

Spring is here! I am ready to lean into those springtime vibes. This featured travel palette captures a blissful moment while exploring Lisbon, Portugal. In this post, I am bringing you a fun and fresh palette featuring recently launched upholstery from Luna Textiles!

First, learn about the area behind the location of the photograph and where to score a key sunset spot! Discover how the scene inspired a fresh springy palette. Next, learn about the upholsteries from Luna Textile. Featuring the Paradigm collection, Off the Grid Collection, and the expanded Blueprint line. Get insight on how to explore color and textures to create an upbeat and energizing palette for your project or space.

The travel palette series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

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Travel Palette: Montreal Convention Center – Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating Yellow

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Illuminating, Chromatic, Vivid

Here we are, starting the year with the first Design to Five post of 2021. There’s no better way to start the year on this blog than with some inspiration and uplifting energy. This month’s travel palette features Pantone’s 2021 color of the year: Illuminating 13-0647 Yellow.

I’m sorry, not sorry, but I am bringing total eye candy this month. You can thank this stunning scene at Palais des congrès de Montréal for this amazing array of colors. For those not a polyglot wannabe like me, Palais des congrès de Montréal translates to Montreal Convention Center. First, learn about this unique building and its architectural features. Then, discover how the building inspired this colorful and playful palette.

Next, get insight into how I created a color palette around Pantone’s Illuminating 13-0647 Yellow color. After, get the details on these showstopper materials. Learn how to play with color for your project or space.

The travel palette series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Pantone 13-0647 TCX Illuminating Yellow Color Palette  Pantone 13-0647 TCX Illuminating Yellow Inspired Color & Finish Palette

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Travel Palette: Streets of Seville – Spain Inspired Color Palette

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Charming, Natural, and Sun-Baked

Oh, how romantic. and charming are these narrow streets of Barrio Santa Cruz in Seville, Spain? They were the inspiration for this Spain inspired color palette. I may have a long wingspan (ahem 6′-0″ ), but these streets are narrow. This week’s inspiration captures me walking through the winding narrow streets of Spain. Seville is full of character, color, and sun. Learn about this charming city and how it inspired this fresh color palette. Learn ways to create a playful, natural, and earthy palette for your project or space.

The travel palettes series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Spain Inspired Color Palette - Wandering Down Narrow Streets in Seville- Spain - Sevilla  

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Travel Palette: Sagres Portugal Inspired Color Palette

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Coastal, Textured, and Mystical

Taking it to the coast and reminiscing about these stunning views. This week’s travel palette is inspired by this breathtaking vista at Fortaleza de Sagres in Sagres Portugal. In life, sometimes you have to live on the edge. In this case, on the southwesternmost edge of continental Europe! Read on to learn about this prime sunset-watching location, and how I created this Sagres Portugal inspired color palette. After that, learn how this scene inspired this palette and how you can bring these dynamic yet relaxing vibes into your project or space.

The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Sagres Portugal Inspired Color Palette Sagres Portugal Inspired Material & Finish Palette 

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Travel Palette: Quinta da Regaleria

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Lush, Green, and Earthy

Feeling those explorer vibes and forest energy. This week’s travel palette is inspired by this image from Quinta da Regaleria in Sintra, Portugal. We’re recapping another one of my top adventures in Sintra: this fairytale-like experience at Quinta da Regaleria. 

Want to find out how I created this Quinta da Regaleria inspired color palette? Keep on reading. First, learn a bit about this interesting site and then learn about the palette and colors. After that, I’ll share how to bring some green, luscious forest vibes into your space or project. 

The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

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Travel Palette: Pena Palace Color Palette

Pena Palace Inspired Color Palette
Reading Time: 6 minutes

Primary, Playful, and Vibrant.

Hold on to your hats. We’re traveling back to Portugal ya’ll. Oh yes, this week’s travel palette is inspired the Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal. Get ready for a Pena Palace Color Palette. Portugal is one of my all-time favorite places and visiting Sintra was one of my all-time favorite adventures. It was only a matter of time until I relived this amazing day, again. 

Pena palace is quite the inspiration with its vibrant colors, beautiful tiles, and overall magic fairytale vibes. Come with me on this journey and learn how to bring a little Pena Place into your space. 

The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

Pena Palace Inspired Color Palette  Pena Palace Color and Material Palette

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Travel Palette: Duke Gardens

Cherry Blossom Color Palette - Travel Palette
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Soft, Light, and Earthy.

This week’s travel palette is inspired by this image taken at the Duke Gardens at Duke University. Walking through a garden filled with blooming cherry blossom trees was a springtime dream back in 2019 when I visited North Carolina. These beautiful blooms within the gardens were the source of this cherry blossom inspired color palette. I don’t know about you, but I have a sweet spot for flowers. There is something so peaceful, simple, beautiful, and calming about flowers. Especially when one is surrounded by nature. I can’t help but take a step back and appreciate our Earth. Thanks Earth, you a real one. 

Being able to visit the gardens while the trees were in bloom was just the cherry on top.  (I know, I know. You didn’t think I’d get through the post without at least one pun did you?) Learn a little bit about Duke Gardens and the process I went through to create this palette. Oh, and all the products featured are described and linked in case you want to bring some cherry blossom vibes to your next project. This palette is packed with newer products!  

The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

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Travel Palette: Featuring Mural “The Love I Vibrate”

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Colorful, Vivid, Powerful.

This week’s travel palette is inspired by the mural, “The Love I Vibrate”, located in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago. The mural was created in 2018 by Andy Bellomo, Sandra Antongiori, and Sam Kirk. While walking around the city, this mural caught my eye due to its vibrant colors and organic mesmerizing swirls. I’ve had the fortunate pleasure to connect with one of the artists from the mural, Andy Bellomo. This week, I interviewed Andy to help share the story and significance of the mural. 

As I continue to build and expand this platform, I want to create a platform that helps share the voices of other creatives, artists, and designers of various backgrounds. During Pride Month, I have been reflecting on how to be a better ally.  As an ally, I am proud to use this platform to amplify LGBTQ+  voices and help celebrate queer people of color. 

See the interview below to learn more about talented queer POC in our community and how they are taking strides to enhance the culture and landscape of our city and communities. Be sure to check out the end of the interview for a list of several organizations you should check out and support! After the interview, I quickly discuss how the mural inspired my color palette, my finish palette, and showcase the materials featured. 

 The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

    

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Travel Palette: North Carolina Museum of Art

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Sleek, Streamlined, and Polished.

This week’s travel palette is inspired by this image taken outside of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. The Museum’s subtle angles, clean lines, and minimal silhouettes were the sources of inspiration for this travel-inspired color and finish palette. 

 The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

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Travel Palette: Downtown Durham

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Charming City, Playful Palette. 

Channeling sunshine, blooming trees, and warm weather with this week’s travel palette.  This week’s travel palette is inspired by this photo taken while exploring downtown Durham, NC back in March of 2019. I couldn’t resist casting a big cheesy smile while thawing out from the long Chicago winter during a long weekend trip to North Carolina. Reviewing old travel photos has been giving me a bit of hope during this time. Enjoy this travel palette inspired by the charming architecture and streets of Durhams’s historical downtown area.  

 The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

      

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