In the last couple of years, several websites have cropped up, providing color inspiration. Some share color palettes based on photographs like Design Seeds and Brandi Hussey's blog, while others like Colour Lovers let you choose your own colors and create patterns. As designers, all of us are on the lookout for the next trendy color of the season...cue Pantone and their top color lists! Oh, and let's not forget Pinterest...type a color in the search engine and be blown away at the color-drenched inspiration! These are wonderful places to find your muse in designing new jewelry, but sometimes I like to just use the good, old-fashioned, color wheel. Google color wheel and you will find a boatload of images with all different styles of color wheels...some have every hue imaginable, but sometimes simple is best.
One of my favorite things to do when I am in a creative slump, is to look at the color chart and choose a set of complementary colors...these are the 2 colors in the wheel directly across from each other...they are usually combinations that you might not choose at first thought! One of the most common and traditional complementary pairs are red and green - Christmas!
My favorite complementary pair would have to be yellow and purple.
|My Dutch Iris, earlier this spring!|
|Petunias and Sweet Potato vine on my front porch|
Here are some gorgeous purple and yellow art jewelry components and finished pieces you give you a dose of color inspiration!
Complementary Colors - Purple and Yellow
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What about you? Where do you go for color inspiration? What is your favorite complementary pair?
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