Fall 2011 – The Pickle Palette
A few days ago I was in New York City, before that I was elsewhere in New England and all over Texas. I experienced hot weather and an extended summer for the month of September, but now in my new home in Calgary, Alberta—where the growing season is much shorter—fall is in full swing. The air is crisp and the skies are blue, and yellow leaves have been replacing green ones. This is my favourite time of year, and it is especially nice here in Calgary. I find myself thinking of harvest, canning and vegetables a lot more, which makes the Pickle Palette from Yolo Paints especially appealing.
Our Pickle Palette pays homage to the canning craze of the locavore movement that is gaining ground in our neighborhoods. CLAY .02 is the burnt orange that is illuminated through the glass jars of pickled carrots, LEAF .04 reflects the perfect “pickle green”, WATER .02 reminds us of the water that quenched these veggies throughout the summer, and AIR .02 grounds the palette, reminiscent of the garlic cloves that are the foundation for flavor in our jars.
What do you think of this colour palette? Which colour is your favourite?