Color Palette No. 29
A Turquoise Color Palette + an Ode to Pat McGrath
Turquoise is a color that is tied to a lot of memories for me. When I was in 4th or 5th grade I got to pick the color of the walls for my ‘big girl’ room. They had previously been a light pink with fairytale couples painted around a cute Disney quote – a project that took my mom ages and she definitely didn’t get enough credit for. When it came time for the update I was thrilled to choose on my own and went with – you guessed it – turquoise. The turquoise I chose was bold and vibrant, unlike the muted shade at the center of this palette. One of my favorite parts of how I see colors now vs. then is recognizing that various colors can work together to create the same impact of a single bold color.
This is a trick that my all-time favorite makeup artist, Pat McGrath, is the absolute master of. The look I based this turquise palette on is a prime example of using multiple colors to collectively create an overall tone. Separately they are muted, but together they create an aura.
Have fun playing with color friends!
I met Corey through mutual friends from college a few years after graduating. Since then, he has managed to make the switch from agency life to full-time freelancing look easy (though brutally honest and hilarious if you follow his twitter.) He is an excellent example of someone who doesn’t take life too seriously but still gets shit done.
Did anyone else have a major chip on their shoulder growing up when people would assume they could guess their favorite color based on gender? This always annoyed the crap out of me.
Welcome back to the Creator Interview Series! This series is a way to highlight some of my favorite creatives as individuals, parts of their creative process, and some get-to-know-them questions that will help show why I admire them and their work. I am SO excited to share with you!