Natural Colors from Photographs: “Natural Colors from Photographs

The importance of building a congruent color palette for web design is paramount. A person’s eye will automatically make judgments on color based upon their human instinct. Green is seen as a representative of nature, purple reflects that of royalty, and white portrays a feeling of neutral calm and so forth. When selecting your own color scheme from a photo, online color palette generators can be a helpful tool to work with.

In order to do it from scratch, you will need a good photo with the feeling you are trying convey and maybe only two strong colors. Start off by choosing the most vibrant color, then the second most vibrant to compliment the first. The remaining three colors to select will be less saturated and designed to balance the first two. This is a tricky thing to do, so if it doesn’t give you the result you are looking for the first time, keep practicing, and maybe choose another photo.

Online color palette generators each provide a different result. The best way to find the one for you, is to try the same image in all of them, to see who gives you the results you are looking for.

Below are some examples using DeGraeve.com

color palette nature photograph generator

The fantastic thing about this color palette generator is that not only can you use your own image, but the results provide you with a selection of five dull and five vibrant colors to choose from.

Some of Our Favorite Color Links

A warm thank you to Ben Nelson for the butterfly photograph

DEGRAEVE.COM

The fantastic thing about this colour palette generator is that not only can you use your own image, but the results provide you with a selection of five dull and five vibrant colours to choose from.

COLOURLOVERS.COM

This article is a long time favorite. Eighteen different colour palettes chosen entirely from butterflies. It is really a spectacular resource to check out.

BIGHUGELABS.COM

Here is a colour palette generator with some flexibility. Choose a photo from Flickr, Photobucket, a URL, or upload one right from your computer.

WPDFD.COM

An in-depth article about the use of colour and palettes on the web.

COLORHUNTER.COM

Upload your own photo to automatically create a colour palette, and view other people’s results. You can also join the community and save your favorite colour palette’s.

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