Thursday, December 4, 2014
December Monthly Challenge Color Palette
Hey friends, happy December!
This month's challenge piece is all about subtlety because there are two main colors you're going to focus on: cool grays and warm browns.
For the cool grays, you want to go as cool as you can with them. The second and third swatches from the bottom have a touch of green in them, so as you consider your designs this month, keep that in mind.
If you love gray, you can work with both warm and cool shades. With so much gray, though, consider shades of brown instead. The top swatch reads like a muted red brown (taken from the clothes), and the third swatch from the top is essentially a shade of gold (from the hanging lantern). Why go for browns? Because these are really the only colors you'll get with December's challenge.
Because of that, you can really work on a strong design this month. Think architectural influences and strong lines. I love arches, so those would be a great inspiration. If you like patterns, take a look at the patchwork floor, or the repetitive columns.
With a quieter palette this time around, what's your influence this month?