ColorFresh { Papaya Shake }

Marla Meridith

May 30, 2012

Color palette for design inspiration on blog

Color palette for design inspiration on blog

Welcome to a bright new + fun ColorFresh palette! I hope you had a great long weekend.

With the warmer weather here we will all be enjoying lots of shakes and smoothies. Here is a recipe I created called { Tropical Papaya, Strawberry, Avocado Shake } If you have not tried it yet, I sure hope you get to soon. You can also make a more adult version with a splash of your favorite rum…

Also see more color inspiration on my { Papaya Shake } Pinterest board and

More Shake Recipes on

Have a great day!


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:56h, 30 May




  • Stephanie
    Posted at 07:03h, 30 May

    What a beautiful palette! So colorful!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 08:58h, 30 May

    gorgeous! I love this family of colors!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:15h, 30 May

      Thanks Averie, they shine bright : Like you!!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 10:41h, 30 May

    so pretty girl!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    Posted at 10:43h, 30 May

    Love the colors together, they are so bright and inviting!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 10:55h, 30 May

    So pretty! I would love a papaya shake right now. It’s so nice and warm in SoCal.

  • Nisha
    Posted at 12:04h, 30 May

    Have I told you how I enjoy seeing your ColorFresh color palette posts?
    I think sometimes we don’t even realize or notice the numerous and gorgeous colors in a picture when we just see the overall image. Your palette posts makes me observe the combinations and contrasts better. And how pretty they are!
    When I see your color palette, I don’t think only about food photography, but also how it would look good if I dress up and accessorize in these colors, you know what I mean? It’s like, food + fashion.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:59h, 31 May

      Thanks Nisha! It is wonderful to read your comment. You sum up perfectly what my plan is with my ColorFresh palettes. I want to open up doors and opportunities to see things far beyond the obvious. There are sooooo many wonderful ideas to be born from color ways. I have a blast in this whole process from making the food, styling and photographing the subject ~ to choosing which photo to “palette” and then finally picking the color values that best tell the story. LOVE tying it into my Pinterest boards to ~ those tell an even bigger color story. I am so happy that you are enjoying this colorful journey and see its fun + value 🙂

      • Nisha
        Posted at 09:59h, 08 June

        You’re welcome, Marla, and yes surely enjoying! 🙂
        So glad you’re doing this.
        Just going to check out your Pinterest board.
        I don’t have one, can you send me an invite if possible? Thanks!

  • Angie
    Posted at 12:15h, 30 May

    So pretty! What a great summer drink!
    A splash of coconut rum would be the perfect finishing touch
    You’ve done it again Marla! You make our world so colorful!!

  • Katie {}
    Posted at 14:32h, 30 May

    Love your color palettes! So so pretty marla!!

  • MikeVFMK
    Posted at 17:40h, 30 May

    Love this palette! And the crazy delicious shake too, of course! Beautiful.

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 06:15h, 31 May

    I always enjoy your color palate posts Marla and this shake sounds fantastic. I love papaya.

  • Val @ Tips on Healthy Living
    Posted at 12:57h, 31 May

    Gorgeous! I need to start adding coconut milk to smoothies. I bet it gives it a nice, rich flavor and texture.

    • Marla
      Posted at 20:44h, 01 June

      It does Val. I find that the light coconut milk gives enough of a creamy kick and the flavor is perfect. For a more heavier cream you could use fuller fat coconut milk. All is YUM!!

  • Kristina Vanni
    Posted at 15:30h, 31 May

    Love this palette! So beautiful – great inspiration Marla!

  • Sweetsugarbelle
    Posted at 04:36h, 12 June

    Marla, I am loving the colors! You have no idea how much they inspire me! Keep ’em coming!!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:16h, 12 June

      Thanks Calleye! I LOVE sharing + working on these palettes 🙂

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