Thursday, October 27, 2011

Color! Color! Color!

Do you love color?

Did you know many of us see colors in a different way and that men are typically more color blind than women? Yep.

I'm thinking about color a lot lately-

Colors can evoke emotions and we need to think about this in our wardrobe, in our homes and even in our businesses.

I'm curious, is there a way to study color? Could there be a degree in color symbolism in design?

Now, that's something I'd like to study!

I did take a one day workshop on Fashion Feng Shui and that was pretty cool. Maybe I'll do a little post on that one day... but I truly want to know more about all things COLOR!

I've noticed I tend to go for neutral shades on my walls and furniture, but like to add color with accessories, art, and fabric. I tend to do the same thing with my wardrobe. As I think about a design for a business card and website, I lean towards neutrals and pastels. But, there's so many beautiful colors- how does one decide???

I'm taking a course on designing a personal website and my professor told me about COLOURlovers, where you can create color palettes, patterns and share ideas. Check out this example of a color palette that is just lovely over at Chance of Rain.

There's even a page on business branding and it gives you the colors of sites like Etsy, for example.

pics found on oh my dear threads

For more color inspiration, check out  A Creative Mint and her Color Me Pretty posts on decor8.

Also check out Starlet from Can you Come Home, who takes color inspiration from food and turns it into the coolest fashion spreads!

Okay, this list could go on and on, but I'll end with one of my favorite new blogs- Anastasia Drawing and Dreaming- she has amazing taste in fashion and has a section on color, too.

What about you?  Where do you find color inspiration? Do you use the same color palettes for your home, clothing and business? How do you pick your colors??

Do tell.


  1. Oh Deshaaaa,

    Thank you for the shout out. You are too kind!

    I really love this post. And I use colourlovers quite a lot. It's such a great site to visit to reset and to start taking in thousands of those gorgeous palettes.

  2. what a gorgeous complilation of the charming, witty and utterly feminine dresses!! Great pictures!

    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  3. Thanks for the mention - so glad you enjoy my colour posts! i love observing colour in everything and anything, prints are fun too!
    its great to see colour combinations i wouldnt normally consider and i like to use that in my papercrafts too!

  4. Ahh - yes I seem to breathe colour. I love ColourLovers and you can find me here if you want to catch up there - I spent 18 months at Art School studying colour but not the symbolism. I had to hand paint all my own colour charts. Seemed like a tedious exercise at the time but it got me to a point where I could look at a colour and know how to mix it. Not so important in the digital age I know. Your course sounds really interesting - I would love to know more about it. Thanks for a great post.

  5. the first pic is just me!! I love wearing bright colors together with balck classic piece... just to put some light in those wet & grey days!


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