A Mid-Week Mood Board | Pretty as a Peacock

November 4th, 2009

I love peacock feathers. When I look at a peacock feather, it simply boggles my mind at the endless gorgeous color combinations that exist in one single lovely little thing. Just look at a few images below. My eyes get drunk with delight! Don’t yours?!

Collage of peacock feathers

from left: steve spraggon | nancy rose | insashi

Being inspired by my love of peacock feathers, I’ve created a palette based around this theme. However, the combination I’ve made is a departure from the brilliant hues you often see used. In my palette, I’ve toned down some of the quintessential colors  you usually find in a peacock combinations – emerald, topaz, and amethyst.  I’ve also added two colors that you often don’t see – jadeite and bronze.

What transpires is a very fun and quirky color combination. It’s lively, yet earthy and warm. It’s rich without being stuffy. You get peacock colors that are inspired, yet are not a literal translation. I think it makes for a much more interesting and dynamic combination of unusual colors. I hope you all like it!

Mood board based updated peacock colors, amethyst, jade, bronze, emerald, topaz.

 clockwise, from top left: lovewant magazine | amy nieto | debi treloar | jose villa | *

* i’ve lost track of the photographer – please let me know who this is so i can credit!


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