Color Crush: Vibrant Purple

A6 flower cut-out notebook by Serena Olivieri

I haven’t always been the biggest fan of the color purple, but it’s been starting to grow on me, especially in the summertime. One of my favorite cardigans (I own a dozen at least) is purple one that’s starting to show signs of age, no longer the loud, vibrant purple it once was when I purchased it last year.

Here’s a slew of vibrant purple, the color I’ve been crushing on lately:

vibrant purple color crush

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Color Crush: Rust

Here’s a current color crush of mine that can best describe the heat of the summer right now: rust. It’s been in the 90’s in my neck of the woods, with a few random rain and thunderstorms here and there the past few weeks. I’m not usually a fan of red, but I love it combined with oranges and browns. These colors of rust make me yearn for fall, though fall the heat often seems to rise a bit higher in September and October.

rust color crush

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Color Crush: Blankets in the Sky

Misty blue Japanese mountains photo by Tom Bland

An endlessly enjoyable pastime of my little ones’ is looking up at the sky at a sea of clouds and imagining different shapes and forms they can see in the sky. It’s a pastime I enjoy on long drives, freeing my mind of any worries or schedules, if only for a short while. I haven’t had the privilege of viewing clouds from above very often as I seldom travel by plane, but when I do, the clouds and colors are always a beautiful sight to behold.

Here’s a small compilation of blankets in the sky:

color crush: clouds

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Color Crush: Peacock Pretty

Photo by Andy Simonds

I visit the Irvine Regional Park a few times a year. It’s a nice place to have a picnic, unwind, let the kids run around, enjoy the scenery, and the natural setting provides a great backdrop for photo shoots. A couple years ago when I was out on a photo shoot, I spotted a peacock walking around the park. It unfortunately didn’t have its wings unfurled, but being within mere yards of it without the separation of a cage or fence was exciting enough for me. They are beautiful creatures to see in person and they almost project a sense of regality .

peacock color crush

I’m crazy about the blue and green color combination present in a peacock’s feathers and the purple hues simply leave me breathless.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Color Crush: Family of Reds

Red pear vegan mineral eye shadow from Naked Elements

When I happened upon Naked Elements‘ variety of red eye shadows, I was entranced. The shades of red vegan mineral eye shadow in Cecilia Ras’ shop are spellbinding and sure to stop anyone in their tracks. Make a bold statement with these divine colors:

vegan mineral eye shadow from Naked Elements

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.