Colour Inspiration

Colour is said to be one of the most important forms of non-verbal communication. Graphic designers use colour to create emphasis or subtly. Finding the right combination is a delicate but exciting task.

My colour inspiration comes from many different sources flowers, landscapes, magazines, photography and more. I collect a lot of colours inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Board.

Red

Passion, Love, Sedative, Provocative, Exciting, Dynamic, Energetic,
Well known as a colour for warnings.

Pink

Romance, Love, Feminine, Vibrant, Youthful, Playful
The best-known shade “Barbie Pink”, although there are many more shades.

Yellow

Bright, Happy, Vibrant, Warm, Citrus, Crisp,
Often used as a call to action colour.

Brown

Down-to-earth, Natural, Dependable, Neutral
The colour of leather and chocolate.

Blue

Safe, Constant, Essential, Relaxing, Calming, Cool, Stable, Secure, Trust Worthy
There is a reason so many businesses default to blue.

Green

Nature, Health, Peaceful, Fresh, Vibrant, Minty, Cool
Widely used by the health and beauty industry.

Purple

Royal, Spiritual, Wisdom, Imagination, Mythology, Magic
It used to be considered old-fashioned but is having a massive resurgent at the moment.

With the huge range of tints and hues, colours can have a range of meanings, green can be cool and fresh or rich and vibrant. For further reading look at Basics Design 05: Colour or Color: message and meaning or Colour Design Workbook. There are many others, and can all be bought from various retailers.

 

Source of this images can be found on Pinterest

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