Albuquerque Summers usually promise at least one good storm and this year, while hot and dry, has proved faithful. I shot this photo the other night as the sun was setting and clouds were building. I had been in the house, and I looked out the window, and although I couldn’t see the sky, I could tell from the color of the air. Does that seem weird? Sometimes you can just tell that the day’s color is changing. My heart takes a little leap when that happens and I run outside to see what kind of show the sky is putting on tonight.
Rather than try to capture the exact colors on the palette, I decided to translate this sunset into colors that you might actually use in your home, or in a craft project. These rosy pinks are tempered with classic gold and dark navy, and would be perfect for a dining room or study.
I think smaller rooms are the best place to experiment with bold colors. Don’t be afraid of navy! It creates a warm, cozy, enveloping feel in a room, and adding pops of pinks and gold will keep it from feeling too traditional.
Have fun painting or creating with this Stormy Sunset Palette!
I’m always looking for inspiring photos to turn into palettes. If you have any you’d like to share, please feel free to send them to me!