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Hayes Valley Colors- A San Franciso Treat


A recent addition to the Hayes Valley scene is a Ben Eine's installation- a larger than life painting on the side of a building that reads Brighter Faster. The painting perfectly reflects the colors of this vibrant, optimistic, and eclectic San Francisco neighborhood.

[caption id="attachment_1292" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ben Eine, a commercial street artist from London, created this mural for San Francisco. Friends with another famed graffiti artist, Banksy, an Eine's painting was recently present to Presidenet Obama by Prime Minister, David Cameron"][/caption]

Strolling past the shops, restaurants, and down to the Blue Bottle Coffe kiosk on Linden Street, I can't help but feel that the driving energy behind this creative city pocket is confidence, optimism, and expression.

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Kelly-Moore KM3174-2 True Blue Sky"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1302" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Kelly-Moore KM3183-3 Lake Como"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1303" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Kelly-Moore KM3343-3 Jungle Birds"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1305" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="KM3948-2 Meadow Beauty"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Kelly-Moore KM3575-3 Autumn Beauty"][/caption]

Use these colors with graphic shapes and bold prints. Chose white or Meadow brook for the backdrop and load in the accents with bold modern furnishings and vintage gilded pieces for a look that's as fresh and forward as Hayes Valley itself.

Here are more or the scenes that inspired this Hayes Valley color palette.

[caption id="attachment_1294" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Pam's Green, Hayes Valley's little urban park has a playground, public art, and plenty of room for relaxing in the sun."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1296" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Hayes Valley Farm- a community spot for residents to grow food and get to know each other"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1298" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Many of the store fronts are decked in cool colors, but the street is almost always sunny and warm, like the shop owners and artists"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1299" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Blue Bottle Coffee started on this shady street, Linden, before exploding all over the City. Bring cash and don't ask for a "grande" or "machiatto" of anything."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1295" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cheerful Green and Blue seem to dominate the landscape and inspire the shop owners here"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="This shop, like many here, prides itself on sharing local artist, one-of-a-kind pieces, and quality pieces both vintage and new"][/caption]


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