Many people struggle with the idea of building a wardrobe in a limited color palette, so I’ve been nosing about, finding some interesting websites which help train one’s eye, and evaluate gut reactions, where colors are concerned.
One of my favorites can be found here; it’s a site on which you can upload a favorite photograph, and then build a color palette based on the colors detected in that photograph. For example, I have always admired Canada geese – they wear the same monochromatic palette every day, but are always the most elegant birds in the city. Coupled with the stunning photograph above, I knew that I might learn something interesting about my personal color preferences by using the Image to Palette tool.
So I uploaded the photo to the site (you can also reference a URL – it’s very user-friendly), and was presented with the three following palettes:
From these palettes, I could choose colors at will and combine them in a final palette of eight colors; my choices are shown below.
Anybody who knows me will recognize the grey and black immediately! And I’m gradually migrating toward the soft pinks and blues as my hair turns grey. And of course, the colors that I use here on my blog are drawn right from this palette (which I built this morning!) So my love of this photograph seems to be an obvious reflection of my favorite colors.
This is a ridiculously fun tool – give it a try!