A Dose of Color

I have this thing with color. Fred & I are currently on the hunt for an apartment, so we've been eyeing furniture & interior design options. I was looking at color swatches & found myself feeling incredibly inspired by how certain colors went together so harmoniously. Due to my newfound feeling of genius, I'm starting a series of photos & their respective color swatches.

Flowering Succulent

Blue Skies

How do I do it? I find photos from my collection that I'm drawn to. I then use the Eyedropper Tool in Photoshop to define particular colors throughout the photograph. Creating these little color swatches gives me so much joy. It's hard to articulate or identify why I get a kick out of this process. 

Strawberry Cake

The Tower

I posted a couple swatches to my Facebook to test the waters. One of my friends said she loved the neutrality of the tower. Another said he liked the soothing tones of the flowering succulent. I'd love for you to let me know which photo is your favorite & which color palette is your favorite. Are they both from the same set or are they different? :]

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37 comments

  1. This is so cool! What a great idea to find colors that you are attracted to. I love the flowering succulent the best. It's more neutral but still a little bit of color. I need to try this sometime!

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  2. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous color schemes!

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  3. What a unique post! I love these swatches. You nailed it!

    Love, Lindsey
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  4. I love the blue color palette with the sky and clouds =o) It is such a calming color scheme

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  5. Gingi Edmonds FreemanSeptember 28, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Oh my gosh, those colors! I tried making a color palate like that once with my pictures, but it didnt turn out lovely, lol! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  6. the first colour palette is my fav! very warm and colourful!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. Great post, thank you for sharing. Amazing photographs :)

    Camille xo

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  8. Love these palettes! I've been meaning to do something like this for myself, but every time I've done it, it wasn't nearly as beautiful as your choices!

    Good luck on your apartment hunt!

    Kiersten

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  9. What a fab idea - these photos are lovely and the swatches are a great idea to use for getting nice decorating colours! I love the tranquility of the Blue Skies picture but love the vibrancy of the Strawberry cake one!

    Josie // JosieVictoriaa

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  10. This is so satisfying to look at. Thank you so much for doing this!! The only one I don´t find to calming to look at is the third one with the cake. The others are absolutely perfect though & made me feel really calm.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  11. So beautiful! :) xx

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  12. That is such a cool and innovative idea! How come I never thought of doing this? Seeing just the swatches of the colour isn't very inspiring and it's hard to imagine how they will look in real life, therefore, the photos definitely have a vision in them & it's easier to visualize the room if you see the picture! How amazing!

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  13. Love this post! Seeing those colors spread out like that is such a cool visual.

    Xx

    Molly

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  14. Wow! this is very beautiful. Such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love how you created swatches for each photo. :D It gives a different and creative perspective!

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  16. gorgeous photos and color swatches :) thanks for sharing

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  17. I love soothing colour palettes as they weirdly make me feel calm haha! My favourite colour palettes are the first and the last

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  18. Cool is so important! Especially in apartments/homes. It really sets the tone. Cool idea to match swathes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. Amazing color swatches! So cool how you did that!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the succulent one too. Such pretty colors. :]

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  21. Haha, I made a few & found that certain photos were too busy to use. :]

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  22. Thank you! Apartment hunting is proving to be quite difficult. :]

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  23. Yeah, finding a color scheme can be hard, especially one we agree on. :]

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  24. That's interesting, Lisa! It may be because it's artificial color, whilst the other ones were natural (sky, succulent, etc.) :]

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  25. I understand what you mean! Very true. :]

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