Laura Beeler: Color Inspiration from Nature

On a recent visit to Key West, it became evident to me why nature-inspired color schemes make sense.  Our emotions are effected by the landscape around us.  As I look at the brilliant turquoise blue-tones of the ocean, I am calmed.

I have always liked to decorate in shades of blue in my own home.  Since I consider my home…”my retreat”, these colors feel especially comfortable around me.  Whether it is purpley blues combined with the warm tones of a sunset or a bright sky blue with the silhouette of spring green buds… all are reminiscent of a calm, beautiful surrounding.

Couldn’t we all use a little more “calm” in our lives?  I know with a husband and three busy kids….I could!


Sunset over ocean