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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19 comments:

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

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  2. Love the pop of the teal and pink!

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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  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/

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

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

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

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  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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