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 week with palettes from other photos – I do hope you will enjoy this new style.
New This Week
Week 33 – Tricolor Daisy. This image was taken at English Bay in Vancouver, BC. The August colors in this garden are amazing! This daisy really catches your attention – the golds and reds area perfect match to any sunset!
Week 32 – Summer Petunia. These petunias are a favorite in the hanging baskets that are all around us. The colors are amazing and the palette for painting nature is superb!
Week 31 – Gorgeous Eucalyptus shot in Maui. This time of year the weather in Maui is perfect – I long to visit her again in the near future.
Week 30 – My carnations are in full bloom. There were so many colors to choose from, however, I found that these pinks really drew me in. It reminded me of a song that had the words “pink carnation”.
Week 29 – This image was from a friend who has recently been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. He is now in a wheelchair but still loves photography. I love the wildflowers and these pink ones are magnificent! I would guess that these would make a gorgeous bouquet but I do not have the heart to pick these!
Week 28 – I have been blessed with the most colorful Hydrangea! In full bloom and all you can see are the gorgeous pinks!
Week 27 – The flowers continuously get better and better – this pink/purple black-eyed Susan is a perfect example of flowers that are so gorgeous. This one is from a recent walk in the neighborhood. Yummy colors for sure!
Week 26 – Halfway through the year! This week, I fell in love with dandelions! As I was walking on the seawall, there were plenty of them along the shoreline. As there was very little maintenance this year, they were in full bloom. I do admire the gorgeous yellows!
Week 25 – The Sunbird. This bird is gorgeous, I could not resist making a palette with the colors from the feathers. These colors should give you inspiration when choosing paper or vinyl for your next project.
Week 24 – Green Zinnia. Wow, green flowers – there are many of them in nature, we just do not see them often as most of us tend to plant really showy flowers of many colors. Green does make a gorgeous addition to any bouquet.
Week 23 – I love the orange flowers that are residing in my garden. Unfortunately, I am unsure of the name of this particular bloom so I called it Sweet Orange! If you know the name, please let me know and I can change up the palette to the correct name. email@example.com to reply
Week 22 – The purple rose. I came across this gorgeous rose while walking in my neighborhood last week. The rose stood out as so different from the other flowers in the garden. I was able to capture a single bloom – so sweet!
Week 21 – A gorgeous display of Hydrangea in my garden. This flower can be in various colors depending on what is in the soil. I have seen from white to bright red in the area.
Week 20 – Remembering Lisbon! Just walking around this city takes your breath away with all the street art. Buildings, walls, and almost everything else display these gorgeous murals. This particular one really caught my eye and I could not resist making this palette!
Week 19 – a study in Blue – this photo is a perfect example in how blue occurs in nature.
Week 18 and Spring is starting to move into summer, at least the weather is cooperating! This week I came across an Amerylis that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it!
Week 17 and we are heading into May! The spring flowers are so amazing as you take a walk in the great outdoors. Nothing stops spring from showing off. Another flower from a friend’s garden! Roses in California!
Week 16. Tulips of Vancouver! These amazing flowers are in full bloom all over my neighborhood making the streets alive with Spring! I chose the purple ones from the corner garden as they stood out from the sea of blooms. Absolutely gorgeous!
Week 15. The Primulus – gorgeous red blooms to awaken us for Spring. This is from my garden in Vancouver! The vibrant colors along with the bright sun really made this an amazing display of color!
Week 14. Parrot feathers Photo is from https://colesclassroom.com a great place to learn photography and get it right! I love the color palette on this image and I hope you can use it to your advantage!
Week 13. This week I found this photo of a Roselle from Australia! I remember vividly how much I enjoyed exploring the east coast of the continent. So many good memories. As Australia has just come out of a devasting fire season only to be hit with a pandemic, I thought this bird would show us the beauty that the world has to offer.
Week 12 and the blossom are in full swing on the West Coast. Just walking down the street makes my jaw drop with these gorgeous cherry blossoms. The streets are lined and the show of color truly amazes me. I love Spring with the new tender green shoots, the leaves newly appearing on the trees, tulips are pushing through and the daffodils are making an incredible yellow blanket in the city gardens.
Week 11 – After my daughter took a flight back to Vancouver, she managed to capture this gorgeous view over Whistler. The blues in this shot are absolutely amazing! There is nothing like a great view of the mountains.
Week 10 – for the love of Spring! These gorgeous variegated purple crocuses are from the neighborhood garden. I took this photo in February – I can hardly believe they are blooming already. Don’t you just love spring flowers?
Week 9 – These beautiful roses were a Valentine’s gift! The colors are so awesome that you could add this palette to all your DIT Home Decor needs when it comes to pinks – ahhh so perfect! #colorpalette #diyhomedecor #papercraft
Use these perfect color palettes for all your design needs. This daffodil was growing in February in Vancouver, BC Canada – the perfect contrast to the chills of winter. Perfect for week 8
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.