Finding color inspiration in nature
It might be hard to believe in these dull wintry months, but color inspiration can be found all around you. Before choosing a colorway for your next project, take a look at Mother Nature’s palette.
Choosing colors for a new project can be a daunting task for some. Maybe it’s a fear of clashing, or a lack of inspiration. If it’s the latter, just take a look at what’s around you, and I bet you’ll find some great ideas. If you’re stuck in a city in the middle of winter, you might be better suited doing a quick search online for your favorite travel destination or season. Here are some photos that I’ve taken over the years with some great hues to inspire.
Believe it or not, this picturesque scene was taken in the heart of New York City. I couldn’t pass up all of these great colors without stopping to take a photo. Taking a look at this image I can see multiple shades of yellows, greens, reds, browns, greys, blues, and even purples.
This photo of bridesmaids and their bouquets has a wide range of pinks, creams and greens. You could choose a multitude of different colorways from this image, but here I’ve chosen a light pink, a fuchsia, and a deep green.
This sunset in Florida has some magical combinations of pinks and purples with a bit of orange sneaking in as well. Sunsets, and photos of sunsets can provide you with some great color choices.
I love this photo. It was taken on a remote beach in the Dominican Republic, and the range of blues between the water and the sky is incredible. Of course there are some greens in the trees, and the light brown sand as well. Infinite color combinations here.
Would you like to delve a little deeper into the art (and science) behind color palettes? Check out this great article by Angie. If you have any questions, tips, or tricks on choosing colors, we’d love to hear from you in the comments!