Inspiration from Plant-Based Color
In Natural Palettes, renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr envisions a new age of fresh, modern colour drawn from the natural world. This innovative guide introduces twenty five palettes with five hundred natural colour swatches, providing a bounty of ideas for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, medicine, gardening, interiors design, and other creative disciplines. Bring home the healing power of forest bathing a palette of spruce cones, pine needles, and balsam for branches. Move beyond Pantone and embrace the natural balance of a pollinator palette with sunflower, red poppy, echinacea, and scabiosa.
Duerr complements her palettes with illuminating reflections on connections between colour and landscape, the healing properties of medicinal plants, the ways food and floral waste can be regenerated to enhance lifestyle experiences, the ecological benefits of using natural colours and more. You may never view colour, or the plants that surround us, the same way again.
Paperback, 448 pages