Ultimately, color choices don’t matter. However, if you’re like me, sometimes you need a little nudge or inspiration, so this post is for you.
Writers have the dreaded writer’s block to contend with, crafters have a very frustratingly similar problem when it comes to designing. I wrote this with you in mind to help you get the creative juices flowing. These are the things I do when I’m stuck and I hope you find them useful. If you have some ideas that aren’t listed here, please hit me up below in the comments!
If you want to craft something and just want it to pop, choosing contrasting colours can be the easiest way to do it. If you remember art class in school, you simply pair up blue with orange, red with green and purple with yellow. Ever hear of a color wheel? You can google these and use them to pair up contrasting colors until your heart’s content.
It took me a while to get on the Pinterest bandwagon, but since I have, I can’t say enough about the platform. I have a secret board, just to pin my latest inspirations for easy access when I’m ready to create. Some search terms to try are:
- Jewelry (or any variation thereof)
- Color palette (or other associated variations)
This site is where I go when I decide I need to change things up here and I’ve started to use it to get inspiration for color combinations. They offer stunning color combinations to suit almost anyone’s taste and I could easily spend hours searching through their site for the latest designs. Check them out today at https://www.design-seeds.com/
If you’re making a gift, I like to choose this option because you can pick colors that mean something, depending on who you are making your gift for. It’s important to remember that different cultures can have different meanings to colors (for example, white is more a wedding color in the western world and mourning in eastern cultures). I like to use an excellent little site, called ingeniously color meanings, you can find them at https://www.color-meanings.com/
So that’s the basics I use to wrestle my brain from artist’s block. I’m a huge fan of keeping things simple, as I believe the more complicated you make things on yourself the greater chance you’ll feel discouraged and stop creating. And that is not something I want for anyone!
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