Do you have a hard time choosing colors to use on your projects? At times I struggle with this, and I’ve heard from several of you who have a hard time as well. Today I want to share some great ideas for how to find color inspiration for card projects when you’re stuck! Let’s get to it.
I’ll start by sharing my favorite way to find color ideas…my Color Coach.
My Favorite Color Inspiration Tool – The Color Coach
My Color Coach is something I created by printing a document that is published by Stampin Up each year. After printing it, I cut apart the sections, punched holes, and attached them together with a ring. This is so helpful! When I’m not sure what colors to use, I can flip through for inspiration. Even if you don’t use Stampin Up ink colors, this would be a great resource for you, because you can use similar colors in your collection.
Make Your Own Color Coach
If you have different colors in your collection or you just want your own color combinations on hand, you can always create our own Color Coach by using a small punch to punch paper samples and glue them to cards or notebook paper. You can even label your colors if you like.
Searching For Color Inspiration
At times, I also search online for color inspiration. To do this, choose your favorite search engine or social media site and start searching some of the terms below. I love to use Pinterest for this.
“Color palette for” (and see what results pop up that others are searching for)
“Color palette for crochet”
“Color palette for quilts”
“Color palette for family photos”
“Color palette for (insert season of your choice like spring, summer, fall or winter)”
Here’s a bonus tip. Sometimes I’m not sure how to use a stamp set, so I search online to find photos, paintings, or clip art to give me ideas. If I’m using a ladybug stamp and I’m not sure where to put the different colors, I would search for ‘ladybug clip art.’ This inspired this card.
When I created the bird card shown below, I searched for ‘birds on branch painting’ to give me some inspiration. There’s a painting out there that looks a LOT like this card!
If I’m not sure what colors to use on a butterfly, I would search for ‘butterfly photos’ or ‘butterfly clip art’ or ‘butterfly painting.’ You get the idea. This is so helpful!
Finding Color Inspiration Video
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I hope you’ve gotten some ideas for how to find color inspiration. Do you find color inspiration from other places? Comment below and tell me!