They are saying that green may be the new black. But don’t for a moment feel that finding color inspiration by nature starts and ends with all the color green! Becoming environmentally friendly definitely holds great potential, especially when considering how far this movement will go towards protecting nature and all of its beauty. However the degree to which color can be inspired naturally extends well beyond shades of green.
It’s diversity makes nature a continuous supply of inspiration for new ideas and ways to choosing color. Stop and think for a second from the sheer number of natural landscapes which exist throughout this world. Plateaus, valleys, cliffs, oceans, rivers, lakes, brooks, deserts, volcanic islands, botanical gardens, amusement parks, national and state parks, pastures, even a trip to the local farmer’s market are places with colors inspired by nature.
Most of the time nature’s hues don’t shock or invigorate. Instead, colors inspired naturally are comfy, inviting, and pleasing to the eye. Subconsciously, we expect naturally-occurring color combinations to get this way because we’re employed to seeing those colors together either naturally or when using the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated. Think earth tone browns and shades of blue that remind us of your earth and sky.
Stretch your imagination and concentrate on the way color combinations present in nature change with all the changing seasons. Picture an eco friendly tree-covered mountain range that becomes brilliant yet warm hues of gold, orange, and red during autumn. Or imagine a gently rolling hill overflowing with multi-colored wildflowers that turns 79dexrpky a satiny mound of snowy white in the winter.
Now take that same rolling hill filled with flowers and imagine how it changes not from season to season, but day by day. Picture in your head those vivid floral colors awash in shades of gray like a fierce thunderstorm approaches. Discover how even everyday modifications in the elements can trigger new bursts of color inspiration?
The next time you’re looking for an ideal color combination to your fashion or graphic designs, a client’s brand, or perhaps for the launch of any cool product that promises to save the earth, let nature inspire you. It’s everywhere you peer regardless of whether you’re being placed in the midst a concrete jungle. Once you’ve discovered that perfect nature-inspired scene, matching those colors is easy making use of your Pantone color system!