Color Palettes Inspired by Nature

Looking to nature to inspire. Here the pink clouds and purple sky dominate the color palette. The charcoal, brown and gold warm it up. Remember to look at proportion because nature always gets it right!

pink clouds palette
Pink Clouds Purple Sky
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What Makes Architectural Color So Confusing?

ColorIQ ScholarshipThere’s a lot of people searching for the magic answer to easily select color for their homes, and even more people telling them how to do it. The problem is that all this free advice is based on generic color theory which has little to do with architectural color! While some of it is correct (in a sense) trying to apply basic color theory to architectural color just doesn’t work because there is another component. The paint itself. Continue reading

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Unexpected Color Combinations

pom+blueNothing excites me more than unexpected color combinations. I’m inspired by this one because it’s moody, elegant, and tells a story. Here, I extracted colors from the photo and played with the color combinations that could be used to design a color palette for the room.

Below are some great examples of this unexpected (and dramatic) color palette. Enjoy!

 

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