Posted 30 July 2003 - 04:32 PM
Assuming you're not stuck with some set of corporate colors, I have found that color groupings found in hybrid flowers are universally appealing.
I took my digital camera and snapped about 40 different photos of flowers and plants, particularly Hybrid Daylilies, many of which explode in about three major colors and beautiful highlights. Here's an example (Warning, Big File!) http://www.duckbutt....er/DSCN0844.JPG
White, Violet, Lemon Lime and Orange highlights. Sooo pretty.
Posted 30 July 2003 - 05:00 PM
Quite nice, though. Some of my favorite colors.
Posted 30 July 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted 30 July 2003 - 05:25 PM
The image is gorgeous, though. Did you take the photo yourself?
Posted 30 July 2003 - 11:31 PM
What an interesting way to come up with a colour scheme for a website.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 12:22 AM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 10:06 AM
I'll pick out the multicolored ones and post them in the next few days.
Single color flowers don't quite give the palette like these multi-colored hybrids. Funny that.
With a single color (like a Marigold or a Mum), you have the color...and green. Impatiens can give you two, usually white, a color, and green.
I'm enamored of the hybrids because they give great contrasting and complimentary colors. I haven't seen a hybrid yet that I thought "Blech! Who picked those colors???" It's like flowers are genetically predisposed to not be ugly, even when going Pollack with the pigments.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 12:49 PM
"The overall forecast for 2003 is one of more muted, traditional and classic shades," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 01:14 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 01:24 PM
On the other hand, while we can observe trends, and even create some of our own, Pantone would seem to be walking along the same path.
It's not so far-fetched. ;-)
Posted 31 July 2003 - 05:10 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:36 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 09:23 PM
It's also a great excuse to always have fresh flowers around.
This is a wonderful way to come up with colors. I never thought of this, but now I am going to try.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:08 PM
These are smaller, but if you click on the thumbnail it will give you a 400x320, enough to sample colors in Photoshop.
Check out the bark - how's that for a color pallette of browns?
Posted 01 August 2003 - 09:52 PM
If anyone does something with these, post a link somewhere with the color scheme.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 09:19 AM
Hey, flower colors, that's a very nice idea!
Have you guys tried to play with the hue settings in photoshop? i've put the flower of the first post in it and played with the hue/saturation settings... guess what? even more beautiful color combinations!
Posted 13 August 2003 - 04:22 PM
I love the hue and saturation tools in Photoshop. They can do some wonderful things.
Can you upload the picture to a server or something so we can see what you did?
Posted 13 August 2003 - 04:26 PM
Theoretically then, if you find something you like, but it doesn't mathc your corporate colors, you could hue/sat an image until of the colors (I guess the closest) matches. The others wold remain "complimentary.
I'll have to field test that theory.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 06:16 PM
I'll have to mess with that one too.
Welcome to the forum.
You had me spending more time messing with flowers and hue/saturation settings than I expected to today (or possibly any other day). Neat stuff, though. Thanks.
Posted 19 August 2003 - 02:26 AM
Nice site - thanks for the link. Do post the other one when you find it.
Posted 19 August 2003 - 10:33 AM
the other site seems to be constantly down
similar type of thing to the colour match site but displays the colour codes as well eg (FF6666)
Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:47 PM
Natural Selections: Colors Found in Nature and Interface Design
By Luke Wroblewski
I've messed with some of Tim's flower pictures, and made some sample sites with different backgrounds, tables, and fonts based upon the flower colors.
This Natural Selection article has a couple of excellent examples of sites developed with natural colors from photos.
Anyone else try this out?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 01:08 AM
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Posted 23 December 2003 - 08:49 AM
This might sound like a really strange suggestion, but take a trip to your local DIY store, or a place which sells paint.
My girlfriend wanted to decorate her flat, so she dragged me over to the section with all the paints.
It was there, that I spotted loads of colour charts (especially Dulux).
Apparently, all these charts contain colours that compliment each other.
So, I grabbed a load.
Check them out.
Posted 23 December 2003 - 01:34 PM
Posted 23 December 2003 - 05:48 PM
E-Z just looked your site (very nice BTW) and spotted a typo, on the "content management system" button. The large graphic has the word system with no E in it...
Posted 12 July 2004 - 11:56 AM
Another good tool some maybe don't know is the software ColorCache
One of the best programs I have found, "FREE for personal, educational and non-commercial use" - and 30 USD for commercial use.
Very small, but highly flexible. Worth looking at as well!
Posted 20 August 2004 - 09:00 PM
Amazing what you will find on this fourm even if it is a year old.
Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:26 AM
How come I can't access the page...i wanna see the pretty colors too!!!!!
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