Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Design Your Own Color Palette

If you're one of those people that have trouble picking the right color scheme for you project, one way to do it is to turn to nature (or take a class on color theory). I've recently seen an interesting post Beautiful Color in Nature: Frogs and Toads. where the author makes up a color palette from images of animals - frogs in particular. Looked easy enough, but when I set out to do it, it wasn't that simple. So here is what I'm thinking: Take one of the pictures below and make a color palette. It is interesting to see the different combinations that will come up from the same picture. Post the result in your blog and let me know, or send it to me and I'll post all of them side by side. The easiest way to do this little project is to use a color picker in photoshop.








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15 comments:

Gina said...

I am probably the last person on earth that does not have Photoshop...I have absolutely no eye for color and am waiting for the course manual to see what the local schools are offering!

BlueJude said...

Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing. Will have to give it a go.

Lara Berch Tutorials said...

Gina, thanks for stopping by. Photoshop is not a complicated program. It just looks that way at first glance. :-)

Lara Berch Tutorials said...

BlueJude, yes do give it a try and send it to me

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Glad I happened by your site. Did you take the photos? They are nice.

Pam Aries said...

I came to visit via Fifi !! And am I glad I did! Your site is so awesome! Thank you for sharing! I have added you to my faves for sure! ...(BTW:to Gina..I don't have photoshop either..I am afraid I would NEVER get off of it! )..Lara, you have some great ideas!

Sonia said...

I found you through Becca and I am glad I did! You have a great blog!

darla said...

Lara, I love the different colors of frogs. Who would have thought you could plan the color scheme for your house around the likes of a frog?! Just goes to show, nature has a lot to offer if we just take time to look.
Great blog, btw. darla

http://westwoodranch.blogspot.com

Bethany said...

Hi Lara -

Nice website! I would love to exchange links. I'll put yours in my "fab sites" section. :)Thanks!

Bethany
http://bethanyfields.typepad.com

Rosie said...

There is a nifty color palette generator on www.bighugelabs.com that I play around with a lot. I put the ladybug picture in and brought up some beautiful combinations. Give it a try and see what you think :<)

Rosie
www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

Sonia said...

Hi Lara, thanks for your visiting and nice comment! Sure, I would like to exchange links with you! Will be my pleasure, you have a great blog!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I would love to exchange links :-)xo Britt

oksana said...

I don´t have photoshop too:(((
But I will try by hand:))

catharinas-love said...

Beautiful this pictures !
Rini - the Netherlands

~Acidic Ashima~ said...

i want to see how the result is like....i didnt understand the activity much...!!