Color. It's an integral part of our lives. It defines our world. Think about lush green forests. Crispy green lettuce. Pastel pink ice cream. What is the one thing color needs to do? Inspire us. Connect us to the ideas around us. Make us feel something. Fluorescent color takes you back to the 80's. A green ambient forest will calm and invigorate your senses. Red empowers you.
Color has been used to unlock our senses almost since time began. Surface pattern designers rely on a combination of color and pattern to do just this. We want to evoke emotion in our audience. Link heart to creation.
I love color light and pattern. And snapping images on my camera during my downtime on walks. To that end I'm setting myself a challenge and creating color palettes from my images. They are free for you to use as prompts for new ideas in creating your surface pattern designs.
My goal is to engage you in creating something special. From each image I will pull a key color palette for you to use in your pattern designs. I'll also give word prompts to get your creative cogs turning. Don't feel like you have to use them but please do if you happen to be inspired! Find below my first color palette. Happy pattern making.
When I go walking in the field near my home there is a darling horse named Sandy. An awesome name don't you think? Here she is with her head up. Its a rare occurrence. Her group are usually way to engrossed eating the grass to be bothered posing for me.
Key words for this color palette
For more color inspiration go here.
I love seeing how creative you are so please send me some images of your creations! Or link below in the comments.
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