Few cities marry urban environments with nature — and therefore blend bustling city pace with calming landscapes — so well as Seattle.
If the Palm Springs color palette is pastel, youthful, and feminine, then Seattle is its counterpart, with timeless masculine tones and elegant character. http://go.brit.co/2t2FwK7
Thanks to the Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Visualizer app, we have a tool to bring these incredible color palettes off of our cameras and into our home. http://bit.ly/2nWxMq2
ColorSnap Visualizer app matches colors from your photos and creates a customizable palette using Sherwin-Williams paint colors.
Located at the tippy top of one of downtown Seattle’s many high rises, the Sky View Observatory is the highest public observatory in the PNW.
Regardless of the ambiance, *every* coffee shop we visited had delicious coffee. If you don’t leave Seattle over-caffeinated, you’re doing it wrong.
There are dozens of food booths with every cuisine; from famous sit-down restaurants with a view of Elliott Bay; + iconic vintage neon signs to help you navigate the many corridors of this food mecca.
Optimists might call it a crowdsourced public work of art; pessimists, a kinda gnarly alley full of germs. But man, those bubblegum colors! You really do need to see this one for yourself.
In Pioneer Square itself, you’ll find maple trees creating lovely canopies across the walkway. On a sunny day, the dappled light it creates is delightful.
Inside, you’ll find bright sculptural elements like these escalators; outside, you’ll see the library’s funky diamond-like shape that’s an architectural feat in itself. It’s a trip!
So many of these homes’ color palettes mirror the sea blues + forest greens that define Seattle’s color story. If you feel like admiring homes, explore areas like Queen Anne, Capitol Hill + Ballard.
We were particularly smitten with the boutiques found on Ballard Ave. It’s like EVERY item for sale is thoughtfully handcrafted by a local designer. We’ll take one of everything, thank you.
If you can, mosey up to the San Juan Islands off the northwest coast of Washington. It might be a trek, but we couldn’t help but include this destination.
It wouldn’t be a true B+C article if we didn’t create art from our color inspo! With the help of ColorSnap Visualizer app, we used one of the color palettes above to transform a kitchenette.
The app captured colors and matched them to Sherwin-Williams paint colors. From there, it was simple to create a custom color palette for our home decor.
We filled the room with copper + light wood accessories, and finished it off with plants and more plants. If we’re lucky, every time we hang in this space we’ll be reminded of the serene Puget Sound.
That’s it, folks! We came, we saw, we made color palettes, we painted. And now, we will rest. Thanks for reading! http://go.brit.co/2vTaBp2