August 11, 2010

Fall Project Color Palette: Cantaloupe

Nancy and I were brainstorming for a new project we will be working on this fall, when she suggested using the color of the inside of a cantaloupe. I said, "What?...A cantaloupe?..Are you crazy?". Nancy began describing the shades of cantaloupe from light to deep...and high laquer walls in that fabulous shade. I was sold.

I used to have a small Hermes orange gift box tied with the Hermes signature chocolate ribbon on our work table for inspiration. Of course, we have used that color palette before but I have never used the softer palette of cantaloupe. So once again, my brain was on again, scanning and searching for the color cantaloupe. So here is my "look book". I called Nancy, "Is this this the cantaloupe?". "You got it.", she said. Thank god, I thought, I'm tired of searching for cantaloupes.

Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler

Photo: Hermes Source:

Photo: Thibault Jean for Veranda, Designer, Suzanne Kasler


Photo: Veranda Cover

Photo: Christian Louboutin Source:

Photo: House Beautiful, Ina Garten

Photo: Arthur Elgort, Vogue UK Source:

...and a few examples of the classic Hermes color palette.

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith


Photo: Aerin Lauder, House Beautiful

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.