A color scheme : design elements


A color scheme

categories Inspiration, quotes    

“A color scheme can come from anywhere. Forget fanning trough hundreds of color chips on a paint wand, wondering „Do I like this or that?“ It is confusing and much too analytical. Instead, look at the ocean or a grove of trees. I have started with a chip of cerulean blue paint from the hallway of the Quisisana hotel in Capri, a fragment of silk from Thailand, a scrap of paper found on a street in NY. It will always be something that sets off a strong emotional reaction, something that pulls me in. Absorb everything in your environment. Put yourself in places that open up your senses. Creativity comes from a place deep inside you. Follow your instincts, and you will find what you need.”

Vicente Wolf , “Learning to see

a grove of trees via splendid willow


35 Kommentare zu “A color scheme”

  1. Kathy am 14.03.2011 um 00:31 Uhr 

    I agree! I chose the exterior paint colors of my house based on the colors of sycamore tree bark (copper-gutters/sage-walls/lichen-shutters)…great post…k

  2. 'Vintage am 14.03.2011 um 01:03 Uhr 

    Durch den Wald würde ich zu gern mit meinen Hunden laufen – das ist wirklich eines der wenigen Dinge, die mir hier total fehlen… wunderschöne Aufnahme!



  3. Milrayas y puntos am 14.03.2011 um 02:20 Uhr 

    Put yourself in places that open up your senses. Creativity comes from a place deep inside you. Follow your instincts, and you will find what you need.”
    This words are a great truth. Does not forget it.
    Thanks for sharing! and thanks for your comment in my blog.
    The picture is gorgeous !!!
    Hugs Kena

  4. Julie am 14.03.2011 um 03:36 Uhr 

    That is one fantastic ohoto.. I think I am always inspired by the sea.. and love all the colours it contains..

    Have a lovely week.. ciao xxxx julie

  5. Carolyn Green am 14.03.2011 um 04:17 Uhr 

    A great post and I love the photo of the rays of sun shining through the trees.

    Happy week

  6. meenal @ maison marigold am 14.03.2011 um 06:14 Uhr 

    That’s a lovely image and even better advice, Maria…truly inspiration can come from anywhere…something with which you feel instant emotinal connect…is often your greatet inspiration!! have a lovely week..xx meenal

  7. meenal @ maison marigold am 14.03.2011 um 06:22 Uhr 

    What a beautiful post, Maria…both the image and the advice…truly, inspiration can come from anywhere…one only has to look and keep an open mind….the possibilities are endless…have a lovely week!! xx meenal

  8. KREASOLI am 14.03.2011 um 09:15 Uhr 

    Das kann ich so unterschreiben! Toller Beitrag!!!

    vom Waldtiger

  9. Tina am 14.03.2011 um 09:40 Uhr 

    Inspiring and such great tip! I get it! Thank you for sharing these eye-opening words! Love it!

  10. Claire am 14.03.2011 um 11:23 Uhr 

    great quote and lovely picture!
    and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  11. classiq am 14.03.2011 um 11:46 Uhr 

    This is so true, very inspiring! Have a great week, Maria! Ada

  12. steffie am 14.03.2011 um 13:32 Uhr 

    Brilliant!! I think nature is a great inspiration!! cool blog!! followed on twitter!! :)

  13. maureen lynne am 14.03.2011 um 15:15 Uhr 

    fabulous inspiration…and what a great idea to use an image such as this as the start of your color selection…

  14. Krystal/Village am 14.03.2011 um 15:36 Uhr 

    I like that advice a lot :) Happy happy monday!

  15. Mona Thompson am 14.03.2011 um 17:36 Uhr 

    Great advice and fabulous imagry. Have a great week. Mona

  16. Dawn {The Alternative Wife} am 14.03.2011 um 17:38 Uhr 

    I couldn’t agree with that more. Anything that pulls you in.

    Happy Monday!

  17. Punctuation Mark am 14.03.2011 um 18:12 Uhr 

    what a beautiful piece… more people should learn how to see beyong the obvious!!!

  18. mary jo am 14.03.2011 um 19:03 Uhr 

    I couldn’t agree more! I get all my inspiration from nature, plants + animals, art and other random places. Hope you are off to a wonderful week Maria–thanks so much for your kind words about my show–wishing you could be here on Thursday!

    xo Mary Jo

  19. Andreia am 14.03.2011 um 19:27 Uhr 


    Thank you for commenting on my blog! It was a good surprise come here: very inspiring blog!

  20. Swedish in Atlanta am 14.03.2011 um 20:07 Uhr 

    Wow, this is a great picture. Beautiful blog!

  21. Luciane at HomeBunch.com am 14.03.2011 um 20:51 Uhr 


    Vicente is pure inspiration. I’m a huge fan, not only of his work, but his persona.

    Have a blessed week!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  22. vanessa am 14.03.2011 um 21:25 Uhr 

    3x in Ägypten und einmal auf Mauritius :D

  23. missboulette am 14.03.2011 um 21:41 Uhr 

    Schön Dich entdeckt zu haben :-)

  24. Nicole am 14.03.2011 um 23:31 Uhr 

    this is an amazing photo!

  25. Stephie am 14.03.2011 um 23:57 Uhr 

    What a beautiful photo and an amazing quote to go with it. I agree if a colour doesn’t connect with you there is no point to using it whether it’s “in” or not. You should trust your instincts.

    Hugs, Stephie x

  26. akbar am 14.03.2011 um 23:57 Uhr 

    hi maria

    you did a great job keep it up

  27. Isabel am 15.03.2011 um 00:13 Uhr 

    wunderbares foto, der lichteinfall ist wirklich perfekt :)
    x isabel

  28. Nicole at First House on the Right am 15.03.2011 um 00:44 Uhr 

    Hi back from Australia :) Just wanted to say thanks for popping over to see my blog, it’s always so lovely to read comments from readers. Hope you are having a lovely week, Nicolex

  29. Tereza am 15.03.2011 um 01:44 Uhr 

    Hi, Maria!
    Vicente Wolf is amazing, love his work, for me, he is one of the best.
    The picture is fantastic, congratulations on your post.
    Hugs from a rainy Brasil

  30. Brandi {not your average ordinary} am 15.03.2011 um 04:00 Uhr 

    What an incredible quote and way of seeing the world. I think I need to open my eyes to what’s in front of me more often and stop burying my head in a book all the time.

  31. Splendid Willow am 15.03.2011 um 05:19 Uhr 

    You have a way with words and pictures my friend. And Vicente sure knows what he is talking about. What a talented designer.

    Warm hugs to you, Maria.

    ox, Mon

  32. Sandrine am 15.03.2011 um 23:40 Uhr 

    HI, Thanks for your comment on my mood board.
    I enjoyed reading your advice,I often find nature so inspiring!
    Have a beautiful day!:)
    Sandrine x

  33. Shawna am 16.03.2011 um 06:02 Uhr 

    Amazing architecture! That glass house is stunning!

  34. Anya adores am 17.03.2011 um 18:58 Uhr 

    Inspiring and awesome post. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog ;O)
    Have a great day!
    A xx

  35. HopperBEATRIZ am 02.05.2011 um 02:15 Uhr 

    All people deserve wealthy life and loans or just credit loan would make it better. Just because people’s freedom relies on money state.

Hinterlasse einen Kommentar!


Kommentare werden moderiert. Es kann etwas dauern, bis dein Kommentar angezeigt wird.