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Colors Of Palm Desert

Color 21, Color 29Maggie OwensComment
Benjamin Moore offers an outdoor paint called "Palm Desert Tan" and it is seriously dead-on. 

Benjamin Moore offers an outdoor paint called "Palm Desert Tan" and it is seriously dead-on. 

In terms of colors, Palm Desert really needs to be seen to be believed. Imagine driving from the nearby town, Indio, which is a lone Walmart on a desert-strip of sandstorm to this man-made oasis. Your eyes actually have to ADJUST to how bright the colors are. Sure, there's this "palm desert tan" (as seen above) everywhere but bright, jewel-tone colors aggressively pop out in the contrast. 

Take the lawns, for example. California is in a drought. We heard from our gracious host (Maggie's godmother and real estate Queen of the Desert, Patti Rollins) that the country clubs are in talks to transition into more of a "desert landscape." This would mean more succulents and cacti and less manicured lawns and vibrant, multi-color flower gardens. 

But for now, the lawns are manicured (for real, though — it looks like each house single-handedly skinned the Grinch) and the flower gardens are stunning. Each pod of houses usually comes with its own sapphire-like pool. And, if that's not enough jewel-tones, it doesn't go unnoticed that everyone is actually wearing fucking jewels here, too. You go Palm Desert. 

See how the colors just pop? It's kind of aggressive right? Like you kinda want to file a restraining order against the colors, right? 

See how the colors just pop? It's kind of aggressive right? Like you kinda want to file a restraining order against the colors, right?