See the Beautiful Colors of Montana Through Its Places
My hat's off to whoever runs the social media accounts for the National Park Service.
Yesterday, the Park Service asked the question, "What's your favorite park palette?" and then showed the gorgeous collection of colors that can be gleaned from photos of the parks. It reminded me of all those color palette posts you see on Pinterest.
When it's presented this way, it really highlights the amazing colors we see in nature. Check it out:
Montana is known for its beautiful landscapes too, and I was inspired by the National Park Service's palettes, so I created palettes for some of Montana's notables places and landscapes.
When I think of the phrase "Purple mountains majesty" I often think of Billings because it has truly gorgeous sunsets. Often the sky is filled with multiple hues of purple and orange.
It's no wonder the Bobcats' colors are blue and gold because you can see that blue on a winter night in Bozeman.
The first color you might think of associated with Butte is the green tint in the Berkeley Pit, but Butte has a wide variety of vibrant colors across the town, reflected in the buildings and mining equipment, as shown here.
Flathead Lake, Montana
Greens, blues, and teals are what you'll see most when visiting Flathead Lake but look for moody colors like grey and navy during the winter or a storm.
Did you notice the red rooftops in Helena? The blend of primary colors in our state's capital seems fitting.
Holland Lake, Montana
Not every Montana lake will look the same. Here, Holland Lake's blues take on a different shade than Flathead Lake.
Griz Game, University of Montana
Maroon and gold, or is that a bit of rose and magenta at a Griz game?
The electric blue and teal are signature colors in downtown Missoula, as are the copper brown of the fish, and the deep maroon of the Wilma sign.
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