I have spent the past couple of days experimenting with color. Every once in a while I feel the need to step back to basics and play with different color combinations. I am in the mood to explore right now! I want to walk on the wilder side of analogous color combinations!
Why does that strike a note of fear in me?
I am definitely an analogous kind of girl. This is not entirely by choice, but more often than not it is driven by fear. Fear of using too many colors! Color scares me just a little bit.
Unfortunately, it does not come easy to me. I know what colors I want to use, but I find that when I combine them together they don’t always look as fantastic as my mind makes them out to be.
I love my work in black and white, but the moment I add color I start to feel frustrated and insecure with the outcome. In my painterly world, this leads to the demise of many a painting. I have many a canvas patiently waiting to be finished.
In my digital world,my art has a better chance of survival as I can play with color. Thank goodness for the command Z key. Adding color and playing with color has never been so easy.
….But, I am also fickle. One day I will be passionate about red, the next I am all over blue. I don’t even try to understand my fickle nature anymore.
Playing with photos, paint chips and a moodboard
My favorite color combination as of this week- watery blues,green and teal.
I think it might have something to do with my desire for all things summer as the weather here changes and is getting cool.
How do you keep color fresh? Do you have a secret way of collecting your favorite colors? If so, please share!
Here are a few of my favorite places for color.
Adobe Kuler app – take a pic of your favorite colors with your smartphone and let this app do the rest
Pinterest -Start your very own Color board on Pinterest and pin your fav colors to it for reference.
Design Seeds – An awesome site for color palettes.
Paint chips from your local paint store. I love going through Benjamin Moores color magazines and seeing how they approach color for interiors.
Magazines (interior decorating home) See how other designers approach a room set up with different colors
Have fun with your art!