Color palettes will now have a new look! We are changing the look and way we display colors to something I consider more usable. We have reduced the number of colors to 5 with 3 tones. Darker for shadows, lighter for highlights, and the main color for your projects. I will be adding to this post each month with palettes from other photos – I do hope you will enjoy this new style.
New This Week
Week 7 of the new year! I have been thinking about a trip to BC’s Okanagan Valley again this year to visit the hundreds of wineries in the region. I took this image while visiting last fall – The grape just before being picked and sent to the crush! The colors are perfect for DIY Home Decor. Check out my resource library for a special treat of other color palettes.
Week 6 of the year and the butterflies are limited to the south. This photo is from a collection I had in my collection from last summer. The colors are perfect and include the classic blue color of the year for 2020 fro Pantone.
Choosing the Right Color Palettes
Choosing the right color palettes for your designs is absolutely one of the most important aspects of your makes. Even Pinterest images need to have the perfect color matches when adding the images to your boards. Design and color will make a huge difference in catching the attention of your audience. If you choose drab or nondescript colors, your pin may be passed by your ideal viewer.
Color Palettes Growth Strategy
Although the initial post here will only have a few images to start, I will be pinning a new palette at least once per week. ALL of the palettes are based on photos I have personally taken! I found that the palettes on some pins lacked the hex color numbers so it was pretty difficult to do color matching that worked well. For my images, each graphic will have the color palette and the hex code for each color. I wanted these palettes to be more useful rather than a simple guide and guess profile.
I am starting the palette list with a brown weave basket. This is a basket I used for showing people how to do some weaving in a previous post called “Weaving Made Easy“. I will be adding more palettes that are based on my blog articles. Feel free to pin and use any of them that you like. Start with this first one and be sure to check for updates each week for more.
Color Palettes for Pinterest
Feel free to pin any of these images to your boards. I will be adding to this list each week with a new set of colors.
This image is from Microsoft Bing Desktop images – just incredible for the colors you want to use in your own designs. I have long admired the Puffin and when I traveled through the Eastern Seaboard up to Newfoundland, I longed to see these magnificent birds, unfortunately, images were all I could hope for during the time I visited. Perhaps next time!
Even in Winter, there are gorgeous flower blooms. I love these colors – perfect for any crafting make in the offseason.
Who said late fall and early winter had to be dull. With the mild temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, the flowers are still blooming. This flower is a purple passion – not sure of the real name of this one. This photo was taken mid-November and there are many more still blooming in the area! I do hope you can use this color palette for all your Cricut and Crafting needs.
I was in absolute awe when I saw this image of a blueberry bush with frost all around the leaves. So gorgeous and so fitting for this time of year. This image makes the perfect palette for the holiday season!
This Veterans (Remembrance) Day, please wear a poppy to show how you remember the sacrifice those who came before us. They are the ones who have enabled us to be free. Lest we forget…
It is fall and the ducks are still swimming around the lakes and ponds here in British Columbia. I would have thought they would fly south to stay warmer but not so! These Mallards are still hanging around where the warmish fall weather and abundant food is right here.
Just strolling down the street in the sunshine this time of year is so breathtaking with all the fall colors! This tree is in my neighborhood and the colors have been holding steadfast for a couple of weeks! Fall may soon fade, so now is the time to take out the paintbrush and start on your holiday season makes.
This week I am adding to the palettes from the rooftop garden. These miniature mums are so gorgeous. I can imagine using these colors to make a beautiful ornament! Yes, pinks are perfect for the holiday season (the mums are blooming, are they not?)
More to Come – Color Palettes
Here is a collage of raw images I will be using for the palettes. These images are a start – if you would like to see anything else – let me know (I live next to the ocean so water, birds and urban life are very close at hand). Just make a comment below for what else you want.
Most blog posts are fairly static, this one is not. It is an on-going work of finding incredible crafts with designs and colors that will amaze you. The idea is to provide you with ideas and hex codes so that you can easily work within the palette.
Until my next image is posted.
PS the password for my resource library is love