Here is volume IV of my blog series of nature inspired color. Both volume III and IV are featuring photos from the "Friendly Isle" of Moloka'i,
The Photo He Manu or a bird, in this case a lovely female Hawaiian Cardinal who let me feed her by hand, gives a rich tonal palette of mauve, coffee, and coral. The white provides an excellent contrast to these deep earth tones and would make a great molding and trim color. If you were painting a living room for instance you could paint the walls sand with bright white trim, add dark coffee furniture with the coral and mauve as accent colors. If your bold you can reverse the mauve and sand for a much more modern look.
The Pua Makalii or tiny flower palette continues with the rich earth tones but with contrasting powder blue and ipu orange as the pop factor. This makes for an excellent exterior scheme allowing the home to blend into the landscape but not entirely. The celadon green or powder blue would be the main siding color with the dark green or brown as the trim, the orange would be used on certain architectural elements like ends of rafter beams and parts of the window and railing trim. As always, feel free to use these color schemes and let us know how they worked out.
Photos by Kimo Stowell Copyright ©2008