I love to look at nature for inspiration in selecting colors to use in a room. The best combinations of textures and coloring can be found among God's creations. There is also an abundance of choices from which to be inspired in the woods- Animals, Foliage, Stones, Wood- the list goes on and on.
One of my favorites of God's space has a majestic canopy of beautiful green leaves for it's ceiling with the spanish moss hanging from the branches and the rough textures of the barks on the tree trunks. Looking down at the earth's floor I see the wonderful taupe coloring of mushrooms, auburns of pine needles, rough browns of fallen limbs, and the smooth sleek shades of browns of the rocks in the dirt.
I find this to be one of the most peaceful and tranquil color combinations found in nature and that same feeling is easily transferred into a room with so many choices on the market today.
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