I’ve recently joined COLOURlovers, which is a community site with all the tools needed to create, share and appreciate stunning colours, pallets, and patterns. You can create your own pattern templates to colour with a particular pallet or by selecting random shades as you go. Below I’ve coloured a couple of my own templates, ‘All the chevrons‘ and ‘Tripoli‘.
Alternatively you can decorate other Colour Lovers’ pattern templates with your own colour choices, or even a complete colour pallet you’ve created yourself, so that you could create a series of patterns with the same colour combinations, or the same patterns with completely different colours.
Another cool feature of the Colour Loving website is the PHOTOCOPA tool, which allows you to generate a pallet by picking colours from an image or photograph. Here are a couple of illustrations from my Pinterest board of Children’s Book Illustrations have been turned into colour pallets titled ‘VOOM’ and ‘Elephant / Bad Baby’.
The best bit is that these colour combinations and patterns don’t have to remain on the screen – COLOURlovers is partnered with Spoonflower, Imagekind and Moo (I LOVE their business cards) so it’s possible to print personalised fabric, canvases or cards featuring your designs. I am seriously tempted to get some of the chevron patterned fabric to create a personalised cushion sometime – once I’ve learned how to sew it, that is.
The COLOURlovers blog is also worth a read – this post dissecting the colour make-up of many of the year’s movie posters reveals the domination of various shades of grey. Could this be an unexpected E. L. James effect?!
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