Of all the things I love about color, I think my favorite is it's ability to totally transform mood. And when you start to combine them with each other... it's pure magic!! The calm of sky blue and clear turquoise and soft lavender, the energy of bright orange and school bus yellow and hot pink, the quirk of lime green and lemon yellow.
In fact, the vast majority of my photoshoot and styling concepts start with color. It's the color that informs the rest of the idea, the jumping-off point if you will. I try to set aside time every week to sit and play with Pantone swatches, or even just swirl and swatch different paints, until I find combos that start to spark ideas. And for those occasional creative-rut days, nothing helps pull me out like playing with color combos!
I've put together a few of my current favorites, and the ideas they spark for me, to share with you... can you tell I'm ready for summer? ;) And I'd love to know- what does your creative process usually start with? What helps spark your creative juices when it feels like they aren't flowing? Do you love color as much as I do?
BRIGHT ORANGE // BLUSH PINK // AQUA BLUE
This combo feels so bright and fresh and optimistic! It reminds me of a day spent at the pool, of a sunny afternoon that just sort of seamlessly slips into evening without you even noticing. I think this would also be such a refreshing living room color palette!
CANDY PINK // MINTY AQUA GREEN // LEMON YELLOW
One of my all-time favorite combos! It's just so happy and girly- qualities I always gravitate towards. The yellow and green give it just enough kick to not feel saccharine, but the warm pink balances the other two perfectly. This would make such a fun brunch party color theme!
NAVY BLUE // CHERRY RED // CANDY PINK
I feel like I practically live in some combo of these colors in the summer- they're so bright and universally flattering! The navy grounds the red and pink from feeling too silly and the pink keeps the red and blue from feeling too nautical or traditional. I feel like these would also make amazing brand colors- bold with a strong identity!!
MINTY AQUA GREEN // PALE CITRUS YELLOW // LAVENDER
Wait, didn't I already use this combo? No! Switch the pink for lavender and it's a whole new world! I love that this combo feels cheeky and bright and so whimsical. Like, if color combos were people, this is the girl in the room that always seems to be having so much fun! These are colors that say "make no mistake, winter is GONE!"... they'd totally elevate an amazingly-wrapped gift, or make the most energizing office color combo... that's it, I'm off to paint...!! ;)