They claim that green is the new black. But don’t for a second feel that finding color inspiration in general starts and ends using the color green! Becoming environmentally friendly definitely holds great potential, especially if you think about just how far this movement can go towards protecting nature and its beauty. However the degree to which color may be inspired naturally extends well beyond shades of green.
It’s diversity makes nature a continuous way to obtain inspiration for new ideas and ways to choosing color. Stop and think for just a moment from the sheer selection of natural landscapes that exist throughout this world. Plateaus, valleys, cliffs, oceans, rivers, lakes, brooks, deserts, volcanic islands, botanical gardens, amusement parks, national and state parks, pastures, even a trip to the local farmer’s market are all places with colors inspired by nature.
Quite often nature’s hues don’t shock or invigorate. Instead, colors inspired by nature are comfortable, inviting, and pleasing on the eye. Subconsciously, we expect naturally-occurring color combinations to become doing this because we’re utilized to seeing those colors together either naturally or while using the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated. Think earth tone browns and shades of blue that remind us from the earth and sky.
Stretch your imagination and focus on the way color combinations found in nature change using the changing seasons. Picture a green tree-covered mountain range that becomes brilliant yet warm hues of gold, orange, and red during autumn. Or imagine a gently rolling hill overflowing with multi-colored wildflowers that turns 79dexrpky a satiny mound of snowy white through the winter time.
Now take that same rolling hill full of flowers and imagine the way changes not from season to season, but day by day. Picture in your mind those vivid floral colors awash in shades of gray as being a fierce thunderstorm approaches. Observe how even daily modifications in the weather conditions can trigger new bursts of color inspiration?
The very next time you’re searching for the right color combination for the fashion or graphic designs, a client’s brand, or even for the launch of the new product that promises to save the earth, let nature inspire you. It’s everywhere you look even though you’re sitting in the midst a concrete jungle. Once you’ve learned that perfect nature-inspired scene, matching those colors is easy utilizing your Pantone color system!