Oh my god, colors. Am I right?
Colors, colors, colors, colors, colors. And more colors. I loathe the question what is your favorite color and anyone who asks me that question gets a swift punch in the forehead. There’s no loving one color, people. There is only loving color groupings.
Okay maybe the Tiffany blue is gorgeous on its own, but that is the exception, and it’s spoken for, so buck up and accept the idea of colors as comrades.
Now, onto the color combinations…
Brights Featuring Pink
I love this color combination of pinks with some yellow and turquoise added in – it’s happy and fun!
My first image links to nothing on Pinterest, sadly. But it’s a beautiful, bright bit of crochet, eh?
Print & Pattern is a fantastic source of color and creative inspiration if you don’t know about it already. Regardez this textile fabulousness from Liz Payne.
Aeropagita Prints sells these really cool rain droppy patterns on Society6 items.
Guhhhh, every time I see blues together, I remember how amazing blues look together. And it seems like the more shades you add, the better it looks.
Sanctuary of Dom Bosco in Brazil
What looks like dyed rolled fabric by Nina Matthews Photography
Shades of blue all in this Ann Sacks tile pattern.
Ceramic pieces by Syra Gomez
Grey is my favorite color. When I shop for clothes, it’s realllly hard for me to choose anything but grey (or black and white stripes, which = grey).
The perfect grey paint colors for your home according to Apartment Therapy
Pebbles Art Print by Kelly Ventura
Art Supply still life by Leslie Grow
Extremely Pale Pales
Delicate pales and pastels are instantly calming and soothing. I feel like these are the equivalent of whispers.
Gorgeous paper collage by Thomas Moglu
Lovely linen by Belinda Evans
Collage by Lisa Hochstein
Beautiful grey and pink photo via
Turquoise is that color that is equally earthy and watery, with a good dollop of magical powers.
Ooh la la wear the turquoise
Look how the little bit of blue sets off the turquoises in this painting by Tobias Tovera
All the Colors
And then of course there are evenly-mixed color combinations. You’re probably aware that it’s hard to pull off a lot of colors together without looking garish, so when you do see it done well, it’s majorly satisfying.
Bright bohemian rug textile
Embroidery art from Castle and Things
An envelope design by Lucy Mail on Instgram
This 2009 No Doubt poster is <3
Okay, nobody call me out on the fact that purple and green aren’t technically complementary colors. But, indeed they complement each other nicely, right?
Hold onto your eyeballs, these complementary colors do crazy things!
Poppies by Rosalin on RedBubble
Front door via Elements of Style
Red and green from Thats Another Dory on Flickr
Alliums from Gardener’s Supply Company
Can’t get enough color either? Follow my my pinboard, Pattern and Color.
More Color Combo resources:
Generate a color palette from an image at Colorfavs
I uploaded this blurry photo of purple watercolors I had and it spit out the palette underneath:
Oooooh this one came from Palette FX. I like it even more!
And then there’s the Adobe site, that goes completely beyond my color comprehension, but is fun to play on sometimes. I plugged my site hex color in and got analogous colors to that. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes.
This site is for when you want to get baked out of your mind and sit and press the space bar for a few hours. It literally just generates random color palettes and you literally just keep sitting there, pressing, staring, drooling.
Colourlovers is like a social media group for people who want to make, share, and discover color palettes. It’s fun to poke around in the trends dropdown menu.