This is the first in a series about what I read and how it influences my design work. Posts will likely be link rich, so feel free to explore much of the same material and see if it inspires you too. I post regularly on Monday and Wednesday (with sporadic bursts in between) so for the foreseeable future Friday will be in the mix. Isn’t summer the time to catch up on your reading anyway?
Back in May the Huffington Post published an article ‘NUDE: Fashion’s Most Debated Color’. Then about a week ago, Pantone (@pantonetrends) tweeted this color palette. (Yup, I’m connecting the dots again…)
Since then it’s been lingering in the back of my mind as possible inspiration for a garden–not one for harsh light either. These colors would disappear in clear bright light.
Since I’m hands on, I went to two of my go to websites–Colourlovers and Image Spark–to explore the possibilities for myself. Both are fast and intuitive–the entire process was less than an hour combined. I’ve discussed both before, but since this is about inspiration I think they deserve a second look.
Ultimately this exercise strayed away from ‘nude’ and morphed into something I called Blush. Here’s a color palette that I fooled around with on Colourlovers.
and an inspiration I played with board on Image Spark.
Every now and again it’s good to stretch and PLAY with something just because.