Building a Color Scheme Around a Photo
This week we're discussing building a color scheme around a photo. There are a lot of different ways to do this, the most simple being to just look at it for reference as you pull fabrics. However, I'm going to share some tools with you that make it a little easier.
Once you've got your photo loaded, it comes up with a palette for you. You can stop there, or play around and find other colors within the image. You can move the little dots on the image (they correspond with the color boxes below) to choose new colors. You can register with the site and save your color palettes, or you can simply take a screen shot to save to your computer. The nice thing about saving it though is that you can go back and edit it in the future.
I also love sticking a fabric swatch photo into Adobe Color. It picks the colors out for me, super handy.
Color Palette Generator
Color Hunter works the same way, it allows you to use an image on the web and upload an image.
Here is my fabric stack that I pulled using the color scheme I found on Adobe Color. I puled reds, peaches, oranges, mustards, and browns.
Here is the fabric stack next to the original photo. Pretty cool!
The next post in this series is on Working with Value.