In my Reader…Design Seeds

Just about now, in the middle of a very snowy and grey January I need a jolt of color.  For color trends and inspiration, Design Seeds is like no other.

Fast, furious and beautifully curated, Jessica Colaluca creates ranges of hues from a single source of inspiration and there are hundreds them.   These are not random pretty pictures with some matched colors–they reflect a keen eye for current design trends.   A forecasting veteran, Jessica has been keeping inspiration notebooks for years.  Her ideas are fluid and her influences are far ranging.  There’s also a companion FB page.  Love it…and I’ll let the inspiration speak for itself…all images courtesy of  Design Seeds.

TeacupColor In my Reader...Design Seeds

Color inspiration can come from anywhere or anything…

RadishingColor In my Reader...Design Seeds

A full range of hues is there for the discerning eye…most would only see the radish.

SucculentColor In my Reader...Design Seeds

Moody and neutral palettes don’t have to be just grey or tan…

ColorChurch In my Reader...Design Seeds

Classic blue and white with a twist…

BuildingColor In my Reader...Design Seeds

Sun washed and bleached brights.  An exciting and unexpected garden design color scheme could grow from any of these palettes…that’s why they’re seeds.

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: blogs, color, inspiration

5 Responses to In my Reader…Design Seeds

  1. Jane says:

    Susan,
    Color, Color, Color !!!!!
    I love these images; you selected the best of the lot.

    Thanks, Jane. I really need a shot of color after so much snow!–s

  2. It’s because of Jessica that I found pinterest.com – and that’s become an addiction.

    In winter, it’s easy to have on-line addictions. Better than staring at the snow! Love pinterest also!–s

  3. John says:

    Susan, what a gift you’ve just shared with us! Everyone approaches color in their own way, but simply becoming aware of the ranges of color within a seemingly “monochrome” scene — like the succulent — is a fantastic exercise to develop a sense of nuance. Thank you!

    John–Thank you! Color is a passion of mine. I agonize over it in the same way I do plant choices. It’s so important to everything we do–design and living.–s

  4. meemsnyc says:

    I love the colors, so pretty!

  5. laguna dirt says:

    very helpful! i love finding color patterns among plants. this is a great guide! thanks!

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