When trying to explain to everyone involved in my upcoming wedding (November 14!) what the colors are, it seemed names like “coral” and “sea foam green” were not specific enough. Someone’s view of coral might be more red or pink than I imagine it. What if a flower girl thinks of it as orange? What if my dad thinks sea foam green is the color of actual sea foam? It’s too risky! I decided. So, I set out to create my own color palette from scratch.
The “names” of colors just don’t cut it when it comes to design, especially for an epic event like my wedding day. So, I dug around and came across this awesome app called, Color ViewFinder, which allowed me to create the exact color palette I envision for my wedding. I’m so much more relieved now that I can actually pull the palette up on my phone screen and say, “these are the colors for the wedding,” with confidence and clarity.
This palette discovery has totally inspired me. Color palettes can be used for any creative endeavor. Sometimes, I’ll look at a palette that will bring about a new idea for a painting. My pre-made color palettes keep me from sticking to the same colors I innately gravitate toward, resulting in a refreshing design from colors I typically don’t gravitate toward. Here are ten color palettes I designed (my gift to you!). Hopefully, you will find yourself inspired to create something brand new.
10 Unique Color Palettes
… and last but not least! The one I made for my wedding (I added more elements of collage in this one):
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