The muted tones of an organic herbal bulb is my current color inspiration. Yes Garlic. She can be very pretty ya know. That pesky wheat colored outer shell has got loads of sex appeal, and that aroma, phew, now thats the good stuff! No but really, its a little dried palm stalk, meets sun bleached khaki, meets broken in panama hat with a hint of the softest yellowy peach. Doesn't that just sound lovely??
I have been on a neutral palette kick so definitely more in tune with the softer tonal things in this world, and in honor of summer coming to a close and welcoming fall with open arms, I felt this color palette seemed appropriate. This all sparked when I saw an organic purple head of garlic in the produce section the other day and a light went off. Not because of the purple, I'm not a big purple person, it was more about bringing to my attention the simple beauty of an every day item because of its peculiar color. Got me thinking; I use garlic in at least one meal a day, I glance past a cluster of them in a bowl on my kitchen counter a hundred times in that day but only now had I realized how perfectly in tune it is with my current color obsession.
Dissecting the multifaceted earthy tones of a head of garlic, overanalyzing is a better term I think, I noticed it varies in every clove, in every shade of light and reflects differently on every person's skin. This neutral beigey flesh tone is the visual representation of the feeling and ease of a great silk slip dress, of soft desert grass blowing in the wind and of that perfect alpaca cashmere throw waiting for you at the end of your bed. I swear I'm not on drugs, just really into this color story rn.
In a world of utter madness, scroll through these images and just take a second for your eyes and mind to just chiiiiiill.