3.01.2011

Color Palette Resources

There are many decisions you have to make as an artist to create a piece of artwork.  Deciding on what colors to use can be a challenge sometimes.  

I have found a couple of wonderful resources you can use to create a color palette from what inspires you.

The Color Palette Generator

Check out this example of how the Color Palette Generator works on a painting from Toni Swarthout.



dull
#662211
#333333
#992211
#bb4444
#bbaa99
vibrant
#aa0000
#554433
#ff0000
#ff5544
#eeddcc

Another great options for creating custom color Palettes is Color Hunter.

Both of these sites are easy to use and give you a collection of colors that can use in your creative project.

When you are working with colors how do you decide what colors to use?  
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8 comments:

  1. What a neat tool!!! I love to play around with beads and match up colors that otherwise don't seem to match! ~Val

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  2. When you create a color palette on Color Hunter, if you click on one of the colors in your palette will take you to a page with other color palettes that were created with that color. Check out the sites their are lots of fun options.

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  3. Looks fun. I'll have to check it out.

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  4. Interesting. I usually have the problem of what colors to start with, and these seem to be most helpful if youve already got an idea. I usually as a friend to pick a color, or tell me their favorite color combo. It works well when I can't decide what to wear too :P

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  5. Cool site!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is fantastic! I like trying to draw colors from nature or other surroundings to incorporate into my pieces, this will be a great tool to help me with that.

    Thanks!

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  7. Colors are half the battle...thank you for sharing!

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Your thoughts and ideas are an important part of the conversation, thanks for sharing!