We’re going to be adding a little something to the ColorSchemer blog every couple of weeks by showing various color schemes based on a single color theme – and you can participate!
Each time we post a color theme, we’ll mention the theme for the next article in the series. You’ll have a week to post your color scheme ideas (with a special tag) to the ColorSchemer Gallery and we’ll feature the best ones in the next color theme post, along with a credit to you as the submitter.
To get things started, the theme this week is all about the color blue.
The first place I found inspiration this week was a simple vintage looking bookmark from Peridot Press. These are great muted colors that can inspire anything from interior design to web design.
Next is a plain blue wallpaper graphic from Squidfingers. Travis Beckham has put together an extensive inventory of wallpaper graphics perfect for website backgrounds and this one perfectly blends two very cool blues which, in the way they’re blended, actually look like more than two shades of blue.
ferm LIVING Wallpaper
This wallpaper pattern from ferm LIVING (physical wallpaper that is) only uses one shade of blue but it’s such a rich blue green I had to share. Mixed with a creamy white, it really makes the feathers pop. It just shows a color scheme doesn’t have to have more than two colors to make a statement. In fact, in many cases, the fewer the colors the better.
Katja Behre Wallpaper
Brown is a common partner for blue. It’s a nice neutral color that enriches whatever shade of blue it partners with, in this case a turquoise shade. This is a beautiful wallpaper from designer Katja Behre.
Laura Ashley Wallpaper
Going with a lighter brown and a lighter blue is this wallpaper design from Laura Ashley.
This “Pooky Rug” moves us into a brighter, more playful display of blue with a few more colors. It makes for a fun color scheme that’s still on the neutral side.
Finally, proving you don’t have to have a lot of blue to cool down a warm scheme, is this wrapping paper from The Paper Source. They actually have a lot of beautiful papers in this pattern and others like it. It’s worth a look for a lot of inspiration and for lots of neat different kinds of paper.
Next Theme: Red
- briefly explain what inspired the scheme
- share a little info about yourself: a link to your blog or website if you have one, for example.
- link to a photo or URL that inspired the scheme
Or, if you used any special features of ColorSchemer, tell us that too.
Then keep an eye on out for your schemes in a future article!