Watercolour texture warm colours

I was in the hardware store  this morning and I picked up the Dulux interior colour collection catalogue. I love colour swatches and I always find them a fun and exciting way to be inspired. When I  was something through the brochure I was thinking about warm and cold colours.Read More →

Bauhaus Colour

BAUHAUS COLOR THEORY We think of color as transcendent – a language of sorts that signifies independent of cultural differences, time period, or aesthetic movement. Color is a powerful tool that permits designers to influence mood, compose spaces, and even make profound statements.Read More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

YinMn - The New Blue

I am not a natural when it comes to being able to distinguish between different shades of the same colour. It has now just become more difficult to differentiate a new shade of blue has hit a market called YinMn. Researchers named the pigment YnMn after its three elements: Yittrium (Y), Indium (In) and Manganese (Mn).Read More →

Color Changing Puzzle

  1000 piece puzzle of changing colours Each individual tile has two distinct colour states from intersecting gradients of colour Printed in Poland using a lenticular lens, the colours change depending on the angle of view, resulting in a radiant iridescence that shimmers in beautiful colour combinations Place each colourRead More →

blue sky ocean

Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour.  Apparently, I am in good company as blue is one of the most well-liked colours.  It is the least gender specific having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically it calms and sedates, cools and aids intuition.Read More →

Colors and Their Meaning

It is not surprising that colour can affect the state of our mind. Which colours best affect our mood? When you equip the room, you should not determine the colour only on the basis of whether you like it or not. Try to imagine how you would feel about theRead More →

The Secret Lives of Color

Here at 99% Invisible, we think about colour a lot, so it was really exciting when we came across a beautiful book called The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair, It’s this amazing collection of stories about different colours, the way they’ve been made through history, and theRead More →

Pantone desert with mountains on horizon

Want your designs to read as fun, playful, vibrant, and exciting? Then try Flame Orange. According to colour psychology, people tend to describe orange as a bright, happy, energetic colour that inspires feelings of excitement and enthusiasm—so if you want your designs to be described in the same way, thisRead More →

Nineteenth century colour wheel

The famed artist and Bauhaus professor Josef Albers was a colour theory pioneer, having spent years of his life developing lessons to help elucidate the way colours appear and interact. He advised students to perform his exercises with pieces of coloured paper, rather than paint. “Color paper avoids unnecessary mixingRead More →

Monochrome madness at Derby Day 2018 (reblog)

One shoulder dresses, face veils, wide brim hats and tuxedo dresses are key trends this year at Derby Day Source: Monochrome madness at Derby Day 2018Read More →

Whether you’re a UI/UX designer or a digital artist, you should know that colour is crucial to the final product. But finding the right colour scheme is tough and usually involves a lot of trial & error. With Ambiance, you can auto-generate colour schemes right from the COLOURlovers API, all at the click of a button!Read More →

Choosing the colour of your website is a big deal. people are receptive to different colours and also the moods that are attached to them. Plus, it is risky if you your chose for a stereotype because it can dissuade more people than it attracts. Source: How to Choose ColorsRead More →

I have long had a complicated relationship with red. Maybe it’s having grown up in the ’80s when “cranberry” was all the rage in home decor and fashion and it sort of scarred me for life. But recently I’ve been coming around a little, especially when red is paired withRead More →

I first stumbled across the work of Colin Quest, aka Habitat Legit, on Instagram . His vibrant collages caught my eye not only for their pop of color but also because I instantly recognized the iconic mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs. Source: This digital collage artist remixes Palm Springs architecture with ‘quirky surrealism’Read More →

Experimental musician and artist Kamiel Rongen of Water Ballet captured the graceful slow-motion movement of drowned colour as it formed vivid threads and shapes that danced their way up to the surface. Rongen stated that this was all created in his Amsterdam studio for his original song “ Barbapapa “.Read More →

Given all of the elements that comprise any design project – composition, colour, lighting, function, shape, texture – one of the most vexing tasks a designer must tackle is communicating the mood. Mood can be elusive, and it can be hard to evoke with precision and consistency,Read More →

A swatch fan of pantone colour matching system

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.Read More →

Artist Daniel Mullen, based in Amsterdam, creates amazing visual paintings. Indeed, he uses different colours, shapes and texture to create optical illusions and offer his works a unique visual. Recently, he made a series of paintings entitled “Synesthesia”. Source: Visual And Abstract Paintings By Daniel MullenRead More →