Color Palettes – Travel Inspired

This second day’s prompt in Brandi‘s color palette blog walk is to create travel-inspired palettes based on a favorite city, dream location, or postcard.

My most recent trip was to my parent’s cottage on Lake Michigan in northern Wisconsin, so I thought that would be good inspiration for today’s color palettes.

monarch in a coneflower garden

colors of the Sentinel Trail in Peninsula State Park

colors of a campfire on the beach at dusk

colors of sunset over Green Bay

The saturation in some these colors from nature was quite hard to match (especially using the color tool in Word, since I haven’t purchased Photoshop yet). I may not have considered putting these combinations together in one of my sewing projects, yet they work so well in nature. What a great experiment to stretch my imagination!

If you come up with your own palette, be sure to share it with other participants on Brandi’s blog. Tomorrow’s theme is inspiration colors in fashion.

14 thoughts on “Color Palettes – Travel Inspired

  1. These are really interesting as you said and to see them together I wouldn’t have used them as a quilt top either!! LOL! Now you got me thinking. The green one with the forest pic was VERY pretty and earthy feeling!

  2. I think you did a great job matching the colors! It’s really hard to choose, because each photo/palette is great, but I think my favorite is the green one. So serene and calm!

  3. Fantastic exercise and beautiful photos too. I love the warmth (and brightness) that the fire picture and palette envoke. Now I quilt done in those colours (especially one where white is the main backing) would surely be a most cheerful and comforting quilt. As you say, not colours we would automatically put together but isn’t nature just so good at inspiring us to step outside the box.

    I think you have matched the palette to the photos extremely well.

  4. Does Word have an eyedropper tool that let’s you select the colors out of the photo or do you just have to eyeball it? This is fun seeing what you are coming up with!

  5. Very nice color palettes, great job matching the colors. I also like the butterfly palette and the fire colors. I don’t think one would necessarily notice the bright pink in the sunlight photo, until you do this exercise.

  6. Great job, Terri! Isn’t it amazing how many great color combinations are right in front of our eyes everyday, yet we don’t truly see them and keep going back to traditional colors and combinations. I wish I had photoshop and knew how to use it. Really awesome!

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