This painting is part of Monet's water lily collection. The painting may seem very monochromatic in the blue and green color palettes, but with further inspection the viewer can pick out some warmer earth tones mixed in as well. This painting perfectly exhibits how color can set the mood or aura of a scene. The blue and green tones help the viewer feel the tranquil moment by the water lily pool. These colors are part of the cool color family, but are still bright and vibrant. This keeps the mood relaxed and joyful. If the tones were too dark they may give the viewer an unsettling and mysterious feeling instead. The earth tones in this painting keep this painting natural and realistic. The rustic tones in the water show the dirt beneath the calm, clear water. Since this is a classic Monet painting, the textured brush strokes are also very apparent. This texture adds life to some areas of the painting that may normally feel flat. By adding texture into the trees, leaves, and wooden bridge, the viewer can almost feel the scene creating a sensory connection to the piece of art.