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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COLOUR RESEARCH A – LIME AND YELLOW


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COLOUR RESEARCH B – VIRDIAN GREEN AND YELLOW


COLOUR LOVERS

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

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CANVA

https://www.canva.com/colors/
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 !
Cheers,
Chou-Tac

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Chou-Tac

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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