For our next colour hunting expedition we re-discover the vibrant hues of Tender Is the Night, a bright and punchy palette found in my book Nomad.

Inspired by the vibrant and punchy hues that the culture of Mexico naturally forms. Mexico DF’s people & their lives spill onto the sunny streets: pots of geraniums & marigolds, street stands selling fresh watermelon, tacos & guacamole, grilled corn & salsa verde. Brightly coloured walls & sign-writing, even the VW & Fifties cars of reds & greens & oranges, seamlessly create this palette.

Though bold and vibrant, this palette can be used in many settings. For a brave painter, splash a Rosa Ragosa dado around a young girls bedroom.  Alternatively, try spicing up the exterior of your home with Geranium or Cicada, painting faux tiles on your cement terrace – checkerboard style! This is a cheaper option to tiles; it’s super fun & looks fantastic. If this is too bold a move for you, use a bold colour in a subtle way; have your house number/name softly hand painted on or next to your front door.

Written by Adam TSI Byron — October 24, 2019

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