Nesting: Palette, Pallet, Palate

Palette is not to be confused with pallet or palate, here’s why.

A palette is a thin slab of or board an artist uses to place and mix colors; the description of a range of colors used by an artist or found in a picture; the range of instrumental color in a specific piece of music; and in computer speak, the range of colors or shapes available for use.

NestMakers use palettes in their work creating art objects for you. All artists, designers, and musicians use this palette. Some like pastels. Others prefer bold solids. Still others prefer color-patterns, in all the designs in which they are found.

Sherwin-Williams, the paint company, has a fun 10-question quiz for discovering your Palette Personalities, from among their outlined eight. Here’s the link. Enjoy!

Pallet on the other hand is a moveable platform for storing materials; a complicated sounding piece of mechanics in a watch; a flat-bladed tool with a handle often used by potters.

Some of you use pallets in your storage endeavors. Others of you use pallets in home and garden projects. A friend has a pallet turned into an upright planter in her backyard. It is very functional and attractive. We have a few backyard pallets that hold extra patio pavers and a portion of the woodpile.

And then, there is palate.  One’s palate is found in your mouth, on your tongue (for foodies wanting to talk about tastes) and roof of your mouth (for doctors wanting us to use proper anatomical language). In our discussion today, it is what senses tastes and flavors on our tongues. There are five parts of our palates: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and savory.

All of us have a palate. Most of us can still sense textures and taste flavors. Sadly, sometimes medicines can take away a person’s sense of taste.

What’s on your palette?

What’s on your pallet, if you have one?

What’s going onto your palate for dinner tonight?

News: NestingCards® now is a registered Trademark, United States Patent and Trademark Office. We are excited to share this news!

Photo note:  John Arenskov is the designer/builder of this dining table. He is a custom-maker with NestingCards®! 

Nesting (the blog and NestingCards® the product line) is about the objects and experiences that create a sense of home. Without home, it is difficult to maintain health, find joy, or to be productive. Enjoy the NestingCards series of blogs on your search for and creation of a deep sense of home. Also, enjoy browsing for fun, for gifts, and for joy-spreading possibilities. ~ Jana

Jana Kemp

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