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24 01 14

ColourLovers

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!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 25/01/2014 (4:46 PM)

    As a graphics designer, there is a special place in my heart for color palettes. I can’t even walk through Home Depot without stopping by the paint section to check out the newest colors. Yes, I’m that kind of nerd.

  • 25/01/2014 (7:43 AM)

    Thanks. This might actually really help. I’ve been struggling with my set up and I’ve been debating about color schemes.

  • 25/01/2014 (5:42 AM)

    Well I’m not really all that good when it comes to things like colour pallets. I don’t know what is and what isn’t supposed to be put together. If I find myself in need of a colour I can’t devise on the good old fashioned colour wheel, I have a place to look I guess.

  • 25/01/2014 (3:21 AM)

    Thank you Fang! I didn’t know about this site. I’ve used 2D paint packages for years but am currently playing around with Blender. I was thinking some of the walls inside my 3D house needed a pattern. Looks like I’ll find one on ColourLovers. I think I’ll find some other uses for it as well.

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