Nature Inspired Color Palettes – Week 1
Nature is such a wonderful inspiration for art and design. I love looking at color palettes people create from photographs, like the beautiful ones at Design Seeds, and I’ve used them in a lot of projects from home decorating, to blog design.
I’m starting a new series that I’ll post weekly on Saturdays, and turning it into something of a challenge for myself to post a new color palette each week for a whole year. I would also love it if any of you wanted to join me, even just for a week.
Here’s the basic idea: Take a picture that you yourself have taken of something in nature. It’s ok if there are other things in the pictures like a lighthouse, but the challenge is to choose all of the colors for your palette from purely natural aspect of the photograph. I love using the little dropper tool to select colors from my photos. It’s amazing sometimes what colors you find, and how you start to look at objects from a new perspective.
I took this first picture a few weeks ago when I went blueberry picking with my family.