How Designers create beautiful Color Palettes easily

Spot existing color palettes around you


CYMERA_20141004_132203To choose a color combination seems not that easy. However, here is a simple trick that the fashion industry commonly uses without using Colour palette generators.

You can apply it to choose the marker colors combination for your sketches.

It just needs a bit of daily observation effort.

Look in the street, media, magazines cover, packaging, interior decoration, celebrities outfit, fashion editorials, flags, basketball logo, toys…

With a bit of conscious training and observation, you will notice multiple recurrent color combinations. It will soon appear obvious to you.

Very common color palettes:

  • Grey + Pink 
  • |  Brown + Turquoise 
  • |  Orange + Red 
  • |Green + Yellow

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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 picks up thousands of color palettes from Street fashion, magazines cover…
They have already done the analysis for you.

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CANVA

https://www.canva.com/
You will play with thousands of color palettes to get inspired by – as well as knowing everything about colors!

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Let me know your tricks on color combination!

Drop a comment below!
Cheers,
Chou-Tac

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About The Author

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 choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

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