I pray you are all well and enjoying the winter ;). Wow, it has been so cold and snowing on and off here. I can’t wait for spring. In my first blog post on my design process series, I talked about the mood board for floral romance. Today, I will be talking about the color theme for this collection.
I feel that my mood board being heavily based on nature gave me the perfect color theme to bounce ideas from. I could lean towards the natural earthy and light tones you find on the beach, rocks, sea shells and plants or draw from the bold colorful tones you can also find in plants such roses or orchids. I didn’t want to choose, so I picked a mixture of both. I wanted my color pallet to be light, airy and neutral with pops of bold reds, purples and greens. Below I go into a little detail about a few of the colors I have chosen and why.
“I wanted my color pallet to be light, airy and neutral with pops of bold reds, yellows and greens.”
For a few past years now I have been obsessed with the color blush. I have never liked the color pink and find it too girly. However, I would describe this blush color like a grown-up pink that I can definitely fill my wardrobe with. While doing my research, I came across similar colors in nature, and knew it would fit perfectly into my color theme. Also, in color theory, blush is described as a tint color which is a pure color mixed with white. I love colors that have a tint of white. To me they convey a lighter, peaceful and feminine feel which is exactly what I am going for.
“I love colors that have a tint of white. To me they convey a lighter, peaceful and feminine feel which is exactly what I am going for.”
Creams and light browns are earthy toned colors I have always been drawn to as a child. These colors are grounding and often associated with richness and simplicity. I especially love all the shades between hazelnut brown and camel.
Green is a color that I have recently discovered I love. Last year, Pantone decided that greenery was the color of the year and since then, I have been paying special attention to it. Green is the color of nature, which is said to symbolize growth, freshness, serenity and healing. On my mood board, green is one of the dominant colors so it naturally had to be part of my color theme for this collection.
I hope you have enjoyed this little insight into why I have picked these colors for my collection. Please let me know which colors you like or don’t like? Which colors make you feel good?