Design by Nature

Hello there everyone

I’ve been thinking a lot about Bev’s comment that nature has a lot to teach us so I thought I’d write a bit more about this today. I don’t want to get into a big theological discussion here, but I do think that designs in nature are truly amazing, especially the colour combinations that just magically work together.

I have recently discovered a lovely blog called Design Seeds. It’s based on a very simple idea – an interior designer posts images from nature alongside a colour palette. This means that if you like the look of an image, you can use the same colour scheme in your blog, website, presentation or brochure and it will look beautiful.  Here are a couple of examples. Beautiful aren’t they?

You can see more here:







After I discovered this site, I wondered if this was something I could do myself so I did some research and discovered this cool (and free) online tool called CSS Drive Image to Color Palette Generator 

You simply upload your own photo (less than 1mb and not wider than 1,000 pixels) and click on the generator and hey presto a colour palette appears like this:

Colour palette generator

It’s fun, have a go yourself.

Let me know if it works for you, it took me a few goes.

What I love most about this is that you don’t need to have any talent at choosing colours, you just need to know what you find attractive and that’s easy.

We all know what we like and don’t like, even if we can’t put it into words.





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