Be “color inspired” from your surrounding

Take your surrounding as Color inspiration


CYMERA_20141004_132203To choose a color combination is not that easy. However, here is a simple trick that the fashion industry commonly use. You can apply it to choose the marker colors combination for your sketches.

It’s actually quite simple. It just needs a bit of daily observation effort. Look in the street, media, magazines cover, packaging, interior decoration, celebrities outfit, fashion editorials, flags, basket ball logo, toys…  With a bit of self training, you will notice recurrent color combination. It will appear obvious to you.
e.g.Grey + Pink  |  Brown + Turquoise  |  Orange + Red  |

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A great website for color inspiration:
The site pick up thousands of colour palette from Street fashion, magazines cover ect
They have already done the analysis for you.


You will play with thousands of colour palette to get inspired from – as well as knowing everything about colours !

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Let me know your tricks on color combination !

Drop a comment below !

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Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

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