color palette - pear and thank you bag
everyday

color palette: inspired by the everyday

 

colors - pear and thank you bag
pears and thank you bag – photo credit unknown

One of my favorite things to do when searching around for new seasonal color palettes is to look at everyday objects lying around our house. For me, looking at things I see everyday in a new context, with a fresh pair of eyes, usually brings some inspiration – and it doesn’t get more everyday than a plastic “thank you” bag from the corner store filled with pears!

In this case, I was trying to come up with a color palette for a fashion project┬ádelivering to stores in January 2019. January deliveries need to be impactful and concise as they compete with winter and holiday inventory that is on sale. I wanted the opposite of the jewel tones and metallics that are often prevalent in stores late in the year, but not colors that feel too spring-like, washed-out or pastel. Looking for a color palette that feels rich but still fresh, I pulled out a warm dark apple green from the pear skin and a burnt rusty-red from some of the bruising around the stem of one of the pears. I’ll focus on these 2 colors and use accents of the lighter colors.

This color palette makes me feel warm, relaxed, hopeful and happy! What about you?

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