Mentioned it earlier, and I think it deserves its own post.
ColourLovers, as the name implies, is a site all about colors. They have an enormous library of user-submitted colors, palettes, and have added patterns to the mix as well. “What, single colors? Pretty lame.” Actually, it really isn’t. While the stand-alone colors are in my opinion the least useful of the bunch, they’re still kinda neat. Say I’m looking for a nice gold tint, but have trouble getting just the right kind using the color picker in my image editing software. I do a quick search on CL and find this beauty. Great, now I have something to work with! (Though really, getting the colors yourself isn’t that much of a challenge usually. Just fiddle around a bit!)
If you put multiple colors together, you get a palette! CL got tons of ’em, and most are really great. There’s already 16.5 million distinct colors available. If I’m doing my maths correctly, that means that with five-color palettes, there’s well over 1.25e36 different palettes to create. And that’s a lot! (The total number’s 37 digits long, for those not familiar with scientific notation.) You could be looking for a some fruity —but not too bright— colors. Here we go, a little browsing does the trick.
No denying I suck real bad when it comes to color picking, so sites like these come in real handy. Got my eyes on a bunch of different palettes for the new blog design. It’s pretty hard to envision them in use though, so I’ll just have to try a bunch. Speaking of which, I haven’t put any effort towards that today. Mostly been busy with that one school project.
I’ll make some time now!