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As a child, I felt like most of my world was painted in bold primary colors. From my clothing to those jumbo crayons I’d clutch in my tiny fingers, everything that was made for children was bright and rather ostentatious. In that overly saturated world, I found calm in the luster of feathers, the glimmer of bubbles, and the opalescence of dripped oil. I was amazed that a single thing could be made of so many shimmering colors.

Whether you love vivid and sparkling or hushed, subtle tones like me, I think we can all find solace in these wondrous colors.

“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss….” He turned to me. “But every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.” ― Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

1. Sculptor Kate MccGwire creates otherworldly designs using her primary medium, feathers.
2. Moody, stormy sunset overlooking Vancouver Island, BC.
3. Mottled print from Day Birger et Mikkelsen’s AW 2013 collection.
4. Stunning, foggy views from underneath the Williamsburg Bridge in New York.
5. I had no idea watching a video about delicate butterfly wings could be so mesmerizing.
6. Black thumb? Blue agave is one of the easiest, heartiest plants to take care of.
7. Add some shimmer to your home with this metallic botanical print.
8. Smoky indigo painting by fine artist, Sara Kraus.
9. Opaline macro texture shot of leopard gecko skin.