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Solution for color palettes: Design Seeds

October 11, 2014

Photo credits in this post: Design Seeds

Ever since I started my little design business I was on the hunt for a site I could send my clients to for color inspiration.

When you create a blog template from scratch for someone it's important to have at least a little idea of what kind of color tones the client likes. Of course they can tell you they love green and yellow, but the diversity amongst yellow and green tones is enormous, so you might come up with a fresh apple green design for them while they actually preferred a more moss green looking color.

While a site like Colorpicker (www.colorpicker.com) is already helping me out here and there with finding colors for clients it isn't ideal. It seemed to be pretty difficult for people to come up with 3 to 5 colors that actually make a good match.

While walking through the DIY-shop I saw the solution to this little obstacle: color palettes. They have them on display there for people looking for paint. It was just what I was looking for, only I needed an online version of these color palettes.

And just the other day I finally found an awesome site that has just what I need: Design Seeds (http://design-seeds.com/index.php/search). It's color heaven over there, no kidding!

The lady behind Design Seeds is Jessica, and she puts all kinds of beautiful color palettes together. Accompanied by a gorgeous image that gives the look and feel of the palette, six colors are gathered to complete the palette. She is also so generous to mention all color codes which is very helpful for a designer.

And you know what the cool thing is about Design Seeds? Jessica put a search tool on the site so you can actually browse palettes based on a specific color or theme you like. I cannot thank this woman enough for her great site!

Even if you're not looking for a new color palette for your blog, Design Seeds gives so many ideas for an interior color make over or any other project you can think of where color is involved.

I've added this brilliant site to the Creative Links in the menu bar, so it will be easy to find on my website. I hope it will be a very helpful tool for all creatives visiting my blog!