Lisa at Polka Dot Creations is as fond of playing with colors as I am – maybe moreso. She has a series of posts on creating a color palette, with links to tools, and I figured I’d give it a shot.
Now, she spends a lot more time on flick’r than I do, so I didn’t already have a set of favorite images. Just so I could try making a color palette, I browsed a few garden and landscaping photo pools and randomly favorited a bunch that appealed to me. I used Big Huge Labs to make a mosaic, and then the palette generator that’s down the page a bit, and amazingly enough, it came up with a bunch of the colors I’ve been drawn to lately. Take a look:
How cool is that? Lisa has more links to tools on her site, but I’ve wasted enough time already playing around. Later on, I might gather up a few of my own pics and do the same thing to see how well the colors I picked in real life match the colors I picked at random. There has to be some deep psychological meaning behind peoples’ color choices, maybe I’ll look that up one day, too.