Colour Palettes You Can Steal …!
I know you’re thinking “whaaaat?!?!” right now in your head but this is true!
During my design journey, I started using Pinterest. Honestly, only about a small handful of years ago. Some of you are probably thinking I’m crazy for not getting on board earlier but I used to be what you would call a social media minimalist. Pinterest is a great resource for researching new colour palettes, design ideas and of course so much more. It’s basically a creativity minefield! There are as well only a million and a half other website resources that you can find through Google when you’re on the hunt and colour stumped. So today I thought I’d share a treat of some of my favourite colour guru websites as well as colour combinations from my personal collection and let you “steal” them! For starters, I’m going to share my “Design in Colour” Pinterest board with you. I’ve collected over 400 amazing colour combinations on (and counting). What can I say? I’m a colour addict! Help yourself and even “follow” my board if you want.
Just click the button below …
The next runner up would have to be the official Pantone website. They not only have a new creative “colour of the year” with an insightful explanation but also an offering of colour pairings to go with it. And if you happen to not be interested in the new colour of the year for some crazy reason (“Greenery” is for 2017) then they have many other colour matching options available such as cross reference colour, colour of the day, their yearly fashion trend report and find a Pantone. Endless possibilities!
Colourlovers is next up and is a great creative community where people from around the world create and share colours, palettes, patterns and trends. You can even explore colourful articles. It is free to sign up and easy to use. You can make your colour loving experience even better by creating your own palettes, sharing some information about yourself and sharing your creations with the world. Why wait? Start colour loving now!
Next in line is Paletton which is a colour scheme designer web application. It is a basic colour wheel where you can pick a colour then choose one of 4 possible randomizing options based on what you’re trying to achieve. It’s honestly as simple as that.
And lastly, Canva’s Colour Generator. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Canva it’s worth checking out for not only this feature. I won’t go into details as it’s just too good to not check out. But getting back to their colour generator … Do you have a picture in mind that has a colour theme you’re interested in working with for your project or business? With this fancy online tool all you need to do is upload your photo and it will breakdown the colour combinations within a 5-colour palette for you. It’s just that easy-peasy! This online resource does require a membership but trust me it’s totally worth the $9.95 per month US. Plus, once you get into the main part of what they are all about … well how about I don’t say anymore, Canva sells itself!
And that, ladies and gentlemen is my “steal” session for colour combinations.
Truly a small handful of the best colour resources out there.
And of course, if you have others and you are in a sharing mood feel free to add them to the comments section of this post.
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