Natural materials > faux. Every Time! The beauty, variation, depth of color and texture of natural materials is breathtaking. These Placuna shells for example. What color would you say they are? Do you see purple? Taupe? Grey? Cream? Nobody plays with colors as well as mother nature does! If the situation arises and you have the capacity to choose, go with authentic in design. 🌿🌿🌿 Also, I just LOVE Placuna shells. 😍😍 And for me, they read purple, then taupe. Seriously curious what color you see, comment below!