6 Color Inspirations That Are A Click Away

6 Color Inspirations That Are A Click Away

Rebecca Orlov
Oct 13, 2008

We recently posted about using your camera to help declutter your space. Why not try this ideas with picking a color palette? Digital pictures give a clear documentation of what you are shooting and definitely can be a helpful tool in design, in particular, with picking a new color scheme. Check out these 6 places to find color inspiration after the jump.

Whether it's in nature, a city street or even at your local market, color is everywhere. Get out and shoot as much as you can and try shooting each place in a range of dark-to-light, you will be surprised by how this small change of light can effect the color palette. Have fun and don't worry about framing your subjects, simply shoot what appeals to you.

1) Sunsets are a great source for color palette choices, especially in Autumn.
2) Your local market is a wonderful source of color inspiration. The fruit and produce aisle alone can offer some great potential color schemes.

3) Check out local artists and every day interiors like a local sandwich shop or coffee shop. Even the menu can offer color ideas.

4) A flower bouquet can offer a ton of fresh color choices.
5) Layers of rocks can inspire a beautiful neutral palette. Gray and gray tones have become very popular this year.
6) Taking a walk through nature makes for fantastic color ranges. Just seeing the various shades of green (or an analagous color harmony) can be really inspiring!

[Tips and imagery via Behr.]

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