When you are planning to create an art project or craft or redecorate a room, do you agonize over color and design choices? There’s Pinterest, of course. But do you still feel a little lost? It took me so long to realize that inspiration is everywhere.
That last sentence makes me sound absolutely oblivious. Well…
I’m not completely oblivious, but I am much more conscious now than in the past that color combinations and design ideas are all around me. (I know some of you are saying, “Duh.”)
Here are some of my favorite sources for color and design inspiration:
Nature. Some of the most beautiful color combinations appear in nature. The photo of our previous kitchen, above, has colors that remind me of the beach. Colors from nature evoke feelings of calm and peace for me. Several of the rooms in our house are decorated in colors of water, sand, and sky. (By the way, the wood floor in our kitchen is natural, solid hickory. I resisted getting wood flooring for the kitchen for a long time, but I love how it looks. It’s also extremely hard and durable.)
Fabrics. Look at your clothes or other fabrics around your house. After posting about Zentangle designs a while back, I began noticing the designs in our shower curtain and towels. More Zentangle inspiration! For color pairings, walk around a fabric store and observe the color combinations in the materials there.
Wouldn’t the color combination on Sunny’s harness be perfect for a child’s room? (I’d like it for one of my rooms!)
Advertisements and Packaging. Ads are all around us, and can be wonderful sources of color and design inspiration. The colors on this box are similar to the combination on Sunny’s harness!
What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration?