Limestone Deposits Yellowstone National Park

Color schemes inspired by nature: Part 1

Don't put a designer in charge of photography when you're on vacation. If you do, you'll end up with a lot of pictures like the one below, some pictures of the landscape, and a few pictures of people. Just saying.

I took this photo of limestone deposits forming in a pool at Yellowstone National Park. The organic shapes, rough texture, and soft colors caught my eye. Let's focus on the colors. I could design a room, even a whole house, around the soft buff and coppery beige colors of these stones.

Limestone Deposits Yellowstone National Park
Pool with limestone deposits Yellowstone National Park

What would that look like? I imagine something like this bathroom with earthy white painted cabinets, a limestone countertop, and copper plumbing fixtures.

Bathroom with Earthy White Cabinets in Modern Country and Limestone
3D Rendering of Bathroom Design by Jackie Lopey, CID 6824

When you're putting together a room based on an inspiration photo or sketch, work with physical samples rather than pictures - it's the only way to make sure all of the colors and textures work together. In this case, you order or pick samples of: the wall paper, paint, floor tile, countertop material, and the cabinet finish.

The cabinets here, from our Modern Country collection, are painted Earthy White. You can get a free sample - yay, free! - here: GET YOUR FREE SAMPLES.

She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.

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