Colour Inspiration

Stourhead_Simplified_Palette

This has to be one of my favourite places – Stourhead in Wiltshire.

As Henry Hoare said himself, “The greens should be ranged together in large masses as the shades are in painting: to contrast the dark masses with light ones, and to relieve each dark mass itself with little sprinkling of lighter greens here and there.”

The centre piece of the garden is the lake and as you walk around this, various aspects reveal beautiful scenes and colours.  We go here often for a walk and although it has become extremely busy with visitors, you can always find a spot of quiet reflection.

This photo shows the Temple of Apollo surrounded by trees and shrubs.  The garden is equally beautiful in summer and autumn with amazing views and beautiful colours.

This colour palette is available a swatch book – Download colour palette here  It’s going to be available until 31st January 2018.

If you use this colour palette, why don’t you pop a link in the comments boxes to showcase your patterns.

 

 

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