Color Inspiration Week 2: Baha'i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois
I've lived in Chicago for almost 4 years, but somehow this is the first time I've made it up to Wilmette to see the beautiful Baha'i House of Worship. This gorgeous structure is meant to represent the "oneness of humanity" and includes symbols from every major religion coming together; this speaks to the central Baha'i belief that the different Gods from all religions are actually one and the same, and He has been guiding us from the beginning of time.
I personally identify as a Catholic, but I was still so moved & inspired by this sacred space. The building itself is exquisite - the design is beautifully balanced as it is ornate yet entirely white, made up of a combination of cement and crushed quartz. The surrounding gardens are so lush and green, and the wide expanse of blue sky brightened everything up. I'm sure that throughout the seasons and even during various time of day, the temple looks remarkably different.
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Pantone Color Palettes
My colors this week are a mix of earth tones & brilliant blues - warm & bright palettes for summer that show off the most simple yet striking colors of creation.
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As these two palettes are rather different, I went with one set of earth tones and one set of sky tones. For the earth tones I chose A Verb for Keeping Warm's Annapurna, which is naturally dyed using plant cuttings and extracts. The sky palette is made up of Brooklyn Tweed's new yarn, Vale, which I've been dying to try out - this lace weight yarn comes in a gorgeous collection of colors and this is just one of the sets that would make something truly exquisite.