Tuesday, May 22, 2012

color combination inspiration revisited

I got a lot of awesome color combination suggestions last week in response to my favorite inspiration challenge post.  Thank you!  I thought that it would be fun to find some examples with these color combinations to provide further inspiration.  I've done my best to include a variety of items/examples, as one of the best ways to take inspiration from color is to look for potential combinations everywhere.  Enjoy. :)

Purple/Yellow/Silver from Grace

Blue/Brown from Paige (brown isn't one of the color choices)

Turquoise/Brown from Ann

Yellow/Gray from Paige
Source: goo.gl via Jennie on Pinterest

Purple/Brown from Sharla

Blue/Orange from Kaili

Teal/Pink from Kaili
Source: tumblr.com via Kelsie on Pinterest

Pink/Brown from Ann
Source: google.co.uk via Sara on Pinterest

Dark Green/Mauve from Linda

Blue/Green from Margaret
Source: etsy.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

In case you don't have enough to work with already, check this out.

What other color combinations do you like and/or what combinations would you to like to experiment with more in the future?  This could be a fun semi-regular feature.

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  1. That dark green and mauve is striking! I love it!

  2. Love the pop of the teal and pink!

  3. Yes to yellow and grey. I wanted to have the trim in my new place painted silver/grey to go with the banana cream walls but nixed idea when I saw a "sample" - didn't look as good as it sounded. The bright white trim makes the soft yellow pop even more.

  4. I love the photo wall in the gray and yellow picture, and the whole purple and mauve setup is gorgeous.

  5. Seems like pairing up with brown is the thing to do!

  6. I love how vibrant these all are! My favorite has got to be "Dark Green/Mauve from Linda". Another combo I'm not tired of is turquoise and red - looks retro & modern at the same time.

  7. Nice finds to go with the combinations. Honestly I would not have put orange with blue but it does pop and force me to think beyond my normal parameters.

  8. Hmmm. That dark green with mauve is my favorite, but I really am a sucker for blues mixed with browns...

  9. You know that the teal and pink one is my favorite :)
    But I've also worked with purple and brown quite a bit in my albums. And I had a request for yellow, gray and pink and really like how it turned out as well!

  10. Great color inspirations, I've always loved teal and brown.

  11. All great combinations and I think I fell in love with those sandals....lol
    I'm really liking that green and mauve now too.
    Thinking of other combinations I came up with burgundy and hunter green, burgundy and navy and of course red white and blue :)

  12. This is a great post! How fun that you took color combinations we said we liked and found items that fit! definitely do this again!

  13. That was fun seeing all the color combinations together! I like the pink and brown more than I thought I would!

  14. Oh, this is so inspiring! I love the yellow & gray as well as the dark green & mauve.

    I also love bright (but perhaps blinding if done too strongly) combinations like: lime green, tangerine & hot pink. or bright red, apple green, and a bright purple.

    earth tones are always nice, too - leafy greens with dark chocolate browns. this tool is a lot of fun for color inspiration: http://www.colorschemedesigner.com/

  15. Great inspiration!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a bunch!

  16. Love all these color combinations, especially the pink and teal! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Everyday Inspired

  17. Pretty color combinations! I have a pair of brown and turquoise sandals, too.

  18. what fun and interesting pictures..love looking at all the combinations..thanks!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    I like the yellow and grey the best.


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