Inspiration for new artwork often originates with a simple color. Last summer, I was struck by a beautiful plummy purple sky I saw at sunset while in Wauwinet, a gorgeous north- and west-facing beach on Nantucket. Looking out over Nantucket Bay, Wauwinet virtually guarantees incredible color combinations at sunset.
This color discovery lead to a new collection of designs which I called “Wauwinet” and that we used to create a series of napkins for Paperproducts Design. Striving to hit the color that would capture that sunset color, I looked to the color of plums and red grapes as a reference.
I paired up this lovely hue with a soft cream to signal the color of the sand that surrounds Wauwinet. If you’ve never been there, you are in for a treat. Next time you are on Nantucket, make sure you’re seated on the lawn at dusk at The Wauwinet House to see what I saw.