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This Pink World


Lately I’ve been looking at the world through rose colored glasses. I don’t know if I can give all the credit to Justina Blakeney and her #plantsonpink, (although credit where credit is due), but it seems that nature photos awash in bright pink hues have been popping up consistently in my own photo album.


Here are a few images taken on my favorite camera app on my phone, Hipstamatic. I like this app because of all various film + lens combinations that are possible, and using the shake-to-randomize feature which often produces unexpected results. Hence a pink Lake Tahoe.


The other method I used, in the case of the pink palm tree, is an app called DeluxeFX, which has a few false color options. I thought it had a pretty neat effect in this case.

I love the surreal and psychedelic quality and think it makes for great color inspiration.




All images © Aaryn West.




Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
17 Jul 2015

Fall 2015 Color Roundup

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West

Models may still be chasséing down the runway for the Fall 2015 season, but several color stories have already been carved out quite clearly. Despite all the controversy it has caused, Pantone’s color of 2015, Marsala, was quite popular this season and can be found across multiple palettes, both in starring and supporting roles. Aside from the Flamenco color story, this season’s palettes echo a decidedly earthy tone, which lends itself quite well to the romantically bohemian prints in which many designers have invested.

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Jonathan Simkhai, Zimmerman, Rachel Comey, Red Valentino, Tomas Maier, Zimmerman, Rachel Comey, BCBG Max Azria

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Jill Sander Navy, Nicole Miller, Suno, Monique Lhuillier, Suno, Nicole Miller, Suno, Zoe Jordan

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Diane von Furstenberg, Milly, Juicy Couture, Trina Turk, Zimmerman, Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Taylor, Pam & Gela

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Lyn Devon, Cynthia Rowley, Wes Gordon, Jill Stuart, Pedro del Hierro Madrid, Jill Sander Navy, Cynthia Rowley, Mara Hoffman

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Tocca, See by Chloé, Rachel Antonoff, Suno, Creatures of the Wind, Rebecca Taylor, Timo Weiland, Tanya Taylor

Fall '15 Color Roundup via Aaryn West
Suno, Misha Nonoo, Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Delpozo, Adam Lippes, Thakoon

Gypsy Rust: Joie, Zimmerman, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Giulietta, Thakoon, Red Valentino, Custo Barcelona

All images via


Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
20 Feb 2015

Envious: Monday Color Mood

Envious: Monday Color Mood via Aaryn West

You may have noticed it’s been a little slow around the Aaryn West blog lately, thanks to a little something the stork delivered recently. It may be a few more months until we’re back at full blogging capacity, but in the meantime we plan to keep serving up our Monday Color Moods! Here’s a gold and green gem to get your week going!

Dalia Guenther by Ami Lafleur for Vision China June 2013 via here.
Dark Green Door by Meredith Heard via Flickr.
Daniel Smith via Flickr.
Euan Uglow via here.

Posted by:  Michelle Hughes
In:  Color
30 Sep 2013

Sailing Away: Monday Color Mood

Sailing Away: Monday Color Mood via Aaryn West

It’s no coincidence that our Monday color mood’s tend to focus on exotic travel destinations. Who wouldn’t want to sail the beautiful blue sea rather than whatever their usual Monday morning commute entails?

Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2014 via Style.
Chloé Resort 2014 via Style.
Sailboat photo via here.
Noralie Embellished Party Dress print by DVF.
Beach photo by Brian Kerr Photography via Flickr.

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Color
26 Aug 2013