This past week, my magnolia tree showed off some brilliant greens and creamy whites. I’d been reading Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery so, my spirit was ready to absorb a little found beauty. Whenever I photograph this tree, I am stunned by the way the light glances off the glossy leaves. My mom always says that the tree looks fake (high complements, I assure you).

During my color palette project for this year, I’ve found myself exploring colors I’ve dismissed in the past. Most of them are what you might call classic colors like navy, brink red, dusty lavendar, and sage green. This week falls in line with that fresh eyed approach to well-loved tones. Cream and green is nothing special — per say.

The pairing has dominated interiors for centuries because of its proliferance in nature. But, it’s loveliness endures.

I’d be interested to grab the near-neon pink and yellow from the magnolia’s interior as accent colors if I ever used this in a graphic design.