Color Crush: Earth Tones

Since we celebrated Earth Day this past Sunday, what better than to present earth tones as our latest Color Crush? Colors that typically come to mind when thinking of earth tones are varying shades of green and brown, plant-life and the soil they are rooted in.

earth tones

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: Purple and Gold

Flower photo by Sparks of Fire (available as a print on Etsy)

I can’t take full credit for this week’s color crush because purple isn’t a color that I’m typically drawn to, at least in its most natural form. It’s a color that my three-and-a-half-year-old loves; she’ll usually say one of three of the same group of colors when asked her favorite color: purple, red, or pink. She’s a girly-girl at heart, even though one could mistake her for a paleontologist because of her knowledge about so many dinosaurs.

Though the color purple by its lonesome doesn’t strike my fancy, I have to say it looks exceptionally lovely paired with muted golden and tan tones.

color crush on purple and gold

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: Twilight Time

No, not that Twilight. (Though, I’m a closet fan of the series. Oops, did I just type that?)

I love the colors that are visible at nighttime, the moon, the stars, the clouds, egg warmers — wait what? I’m currently crushing on the colors at twilight and here are some beautiful images that show of the colors of the night:

color crush: twilight time

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: Robin’s Egg Blue & Green

Robin’s egg blue photo by dapawprint

Sorry for the egg-cess of eggs this week … and excess of really awful puns! This one’s the last egg-related post for a while, I promise!

Robin’s egg blue has long been a color associated with Tiffany & Co., but it’s a color I often associate with Easter. I like to pair the color with a bright green — you can see a couple canvas bins on the shelf in my workspace that was featured on Eva Black’s blog a while back.

Color crushing on robin's egg blue

Doesn’t robin’s egg blue look charming with green? I think it’s a marriage of two beautiful colors.

I love the hanging egg chairs from Anthropologie and I mentioned to Kristen of Inspired by Saturday over twitter that they would make a lovely porch swing or perhaps, if comfortable enough, they would make a great reading chair.

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: Fuchsia

Fuchsia photo by Meeze

Fuchsia is probably my favorite f-word. Ever since having kids, I’ve substituted f-bombs with words like “fuchsia” or “Farquad” (the Napoleon-esque ruler of Shrek fame). I’m not usually one for the color pink, but there’s something about fuchsia that, to me, makes it so likable. Fuchsia has the right amount of pizzazz and packs so much punch, it’s hard for me not to like it. I think it’s a really versatile color; I could envision it used at loud ’80s fashion party or as an accent at an elegant banquet.

For those of you who might be genetically predisposed to cringing at the sight of fuchsia, here’s a little roundup of fuchsia goodness to kickstart your heart into welcoming it:

inspirations of the fuchsia kind

I’m all sorts of crazy about that cake and crepe flower bouquet!

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.