There are loads of places to look for color inspiration. You can use ads, clothing, paint colors, interior design websites, fabrics, art – almost anything really. There is even a site called Colour Lovers that will allow you to create custom palettes and also provides palettes that others have created for inspiration.
Creature Comforts offers a feature called Inspiration Daily where colors from the photo are made into a palette. You can achieve this effect with your own photos by visiting the Color Palette Generator and uploading a photo. The Generator will take colors from your photo and create a palette. Simply upload a photo, hit create, and you will have tons of colors plucked from your photo.
Another huge source of color inspiration for me is scrapbooking product. One of the reasons you love a line of paper is probably driven by color. You can use the colors in a line or a digital kit to inspire your color choices. I chose a kit by Jen Martakis over at Two Peas in a Bucket called Date It to create this inspiring color palette.
Kim Morgan used the color palette in her font work. I love how crisp and clean this layout is. She's inspiring me to pull out the white cardstock. I think I miss using white!
Cheryl Overton used the color scheme to create this fun layout of her son wearing a pink hat. I love how she added the pink to the color mix so successfully!
I hope you’ll seek out some color inspiration from some of the sources I mentioned. If you decide to take on this palette, feel free to use only a couple of the colors or even just one. The color does not have to be exact – any hue of the colors above will work! Remember to share your work in the Flickr gallery. Come back tomorrow for our giveaway day - a chance to win a seat over at Masterful Scrapbook Design!