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Color Inspiration: Tulum

One of things that I found the most relaxing about our recent trip to Tulum, Mexico was the color palette! Even though the trip was a mix of work and play, it felt like a vacation for my eyes to be surrounded by these gorgeously beachy, weathered colors. So much of the architecture is done in plaster and it creates a chalky look to the surfaces that I adore. Combine that with incredible colors of the natural surroundings: the crystal clear turquoise waters at the beach, the soft sands, the deep greens of the palms and other plants of the jungle. It was truly mesmerizing.

I’ve pulled some of my favorite colors inspired by the trip and selected some correlated paint colors (not all are exact — just a similar match that I eye-balled). To get the Tulum look / vibe, most of the colors  I’ve picked are  from Portola Paints, a local L.A. paint company that specializes in finishes like limewash a ‘roman clay’ that have a more chalky look to them. .

  1. MARE ISLAND / Portola Paint
  2. WISHING WELL / Portola Paints
  3.  CARMINE / Portola Paints
  4.  El COYOTE / Portola Paints
  5.  SWEETWATER / Portola Paints
  6. SPEAKEASY / Portola Paints
  7. VERY GREEN / Benjamin Moore
  8. ONE LOVE / Portola Paints
  9. SHASTA DAISY / Portola Paints
Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

8 responses to “Color Inspiration: Tulum”

  1. Debra says:

    palette perfection!

  2. Sophie Inez says:

    love the tulum palette!

  3. Lora says:

    Beautiful, rich colors and that ocean water…LOVE.

  4. Caitlin says:

    These are gorgeous, earthy, sensuous photos but where oh where in Tulum were they taken? I am going to be there in September and still in planning mode! Please share!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Hey Caitlin! Most of these snaps were taken in or around the hotel we stayed at which was Hotel Calaluna tulum. Have a great stay! It’s so beautiful!

  5. Stunning, These are some great color collection.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    When looking at these photos, I can actually feel the sea breeze and the warmth of the sun. What a beautiful world!

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