Sunday, my MML Silent Sunday, London PINK taxi, drew a lot of emails, “How did you do that?” and “What software was use to make the PINK taxi?” I thought it would be fun to share how I make a Colour Palette, for today’s post. I’m even including FREEBIE Templates to get you started. I started making my Colour Palettes for an online class assignment, a Week of Colour Challenge. That is what the PINK Taxi was for; a colour prompt, as well as the others you see on Silent Sundays. The first time I saw this photo/paint chips technique, I was so attracted to it that I started saving them to my iPad. The palette, below, by Design-Seeds, inspired my home decor colours.
a grouped range of colours.
I carried my iPad, while shopping , so I could refer to the palette inspiration to keep me on track as I chose bedding, window fabric, and accessories
I think that refers mostly to pillows. It really worked. The nautical photo defined my style. It kept me focused on both the mood and the color. I love to go into Design-Seeds.com and just peruse the many palettes. Jessica uses nature photography as her inspiration for color combinations. Nature never gets it wrong.
After I did the PINK Taxi colour palette, using Kim Klassen‘s template, where the swatches are paint strokes instead of rectangles, I started playing with all kinds of shapes to drop my colours into. I love the cloud shape I used for pastels in the, below, Paris Carousel photo. It was then that I decided to name my colours, which is crazy fun to match colors & the photo mood to unique
sometimes goofey names.
I found this great site, thePerfectPalette.com, that uses colour palettes to help brides plan their weddings. How cool is that? I think I will be hooked visiting that pretty site.
I told you I would show you How to Make a Colour Palette:
**You do need a software application that allows you to do layers, like Photoshop or PS Elements or Illustrator. I use Elements 9 and 12, as my layers program. I’ve said this before…I bought Elements instead of full-blown Photoshop because it is real cheap (Walmart sale) boxed so no monthly fee for the CCloud & it’s less bulky for my older laptop.
Download your FREEBIE MML_Colour Palette Templates
Newbie to layers? You can download my PDF tutorial, MML_How to Make a Colour Palette_revised , an easy to follow-along tutorial.
Do Color Palettes INSPIRE you?
Reminder: Meet me lakeside for Friday Find, where I’m sharing, How to Rock your Photos