Color Theory: The Hills of Ireland

Yay, less than one week until St. Patrick's Day! As an Irish gal, I'm pretty excited because this is one of my favorite holidays. I love listening to Irish tunes, eating a boiled dinner with my family, and getting all dolled up in green. To kickstart this pre-St. Patrick's day week I really wanted to do an Irish themed Color Theory post using photos of Ireland. However, I had one small dilemma; I have never been to Ireland, so I don't own such photos. Thankfully, the luck of the Irish was on my side when I remembered that my photographer friend and fellow Irish lass, Coleen of GingerPics had taken a trip there not too long ago! She was kind enough to let me use two of her photos for this post so that you all could enjoy the gorgeous views of Ireland.

The first photo is from the cliffs of Inis Mor, on the Aran Islands of Ireland. It's my absolute favorite of Coleen's photos from Ireland. The vivid blues and greens are so beautiful, and it makes me want to visit the homeland that much more! 

This second photo is of the countryside in County Kilkenny, Ireland, and it captures Ireland exactly as I imagine it; fields of green with sheep laying about. I love how many shades of green are in this single photo

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these photos decorating your home for Saint Patrick's day? Make sure you check out all of Coleen's photos of Ireland on her Etsy site!


  1. Love the color theory idea. The second one is great with the gradation and the ivory on the end.

  2. These photos are so beautiful! And I love the palettes, I love the mixing of green and blue in the first photo, it's so fresh.

    1. Thanks Kyla, my friend Coleen really does a great job with her photography!