It is time for my second colour palette to inspire your craft projects in case you feel stuck or simply want to explore combinations you have yet to consider. This one was tricky to finish!
The Colour Palette
The photo used as base for this colour palette has been known to me for a few years now and each time it has crossed my path I have felt as inspired by it. Choosing to showcase it in this format was a no-brainer, but once I set out to pull colours from it, I had to scratch my head a few times as well as test and edit the colours. Turns out once again that using an eye-dropper tool isn’t an automatic road to success.
Take for example the blue. There is not a single spot in which blue shows up as one solid colour, but move the tip of the eye-dropper tool a bit and the colour has shifted ever so slightly. My conclusion if you want to test this process for yourself is to decide on one spot of reference, then try to match the chosen swatch colour as best you can by eyesight.
The dusty peach is another example. The colour picked for my swatch does indeed appear in one spot, but since there are numerous peach colours to choose between, I went with a medium one for my palette.
Just because I have chosen seven colours for these palettes doesn’t mean all have to be used nor that you couldn’t switch some out, add a few peach or turquoise colours and skip some other ones. In fact, this particular photo would serve well as example for generating several palettes from a single photo, but let’s look at my palette No. 2 now!
Here are the colour swatches with hex codes added:
Notice also how a colour palette suggests colour combinations without going further to the next step of giving ideas of relative ratios. In this case you could easily switch things up by picking the cool colours violet, blue, turquoise and green for background, then building pops of colour with yellow, peach and beige.
Please use this in your personal projects to your heart’s content. If you choose to create something based on these colours, share your project on my hashtag #ninawithfreckles!
Photo credit: Social Cut.