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{Wish I Was Wednesday} The Color Condition

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I ‘ve found my newest color idols in The Color Condition. They pop up at events, displays, and whatever to streamer the place up into a beautiful flowy explosion of color and movement. The streamers are made from tablecloths, painter drop cloths, shower curtains, etc. So pretty and fun!

Where would you want a streamer installation?

Art Design Partner

{Partnered Post} The Power Of Color Coordination On Your Blog

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Thanks to the Internet, millions of people now have the ability to share their thoughts, ideas and creativity with the whole world through blogging. However, just because someone can start their own blog doesn’t mean that others are going to want to spend their time reading it, especially if it isn’t eye-catching and well designed.

One’s blog should not only reflect who they are as an individual, it should also appeal to others; after all, without an audience, what’s the point? Color coordination plays a key role in making a blog aesthetically appealing. When it’s good, it’s great and when it’s bad, people will really be put off. Color coordinating one’s blog plays an integral role in its readability, so read on for more information.

Color affects everyone

In web design, good color choice should never be neglected. A poor color combination can have just as negative an effect as poorly written copy, slow load times and noisy images. No one wants a blog that’s got too much going on, but a blog without a sense of cohesion and design principles isn’t much better.

Whether one wants to admit it or not, color affects them, both physically and mentally, not to mention subconsciously and consciously. Some colors elicit feelings of agitation or relaxation, while others may spark memories. In fact, some studies have shown that color can play a role in the acceptance or rejection of a service or product. This is particularly true when it comes to the Internet, because it is such a visual experience.

Picking a color scheme

Even with the greatest content ever, a blog with clashing hues just isn’t going to cut it. The color scheme should welcome visitors while still representing the blogger’s point of view and theme. Luckily, there are lots of options when it comes to finding a suitable color that will appeal to readers while still looking fresh and original.

Often, it is helpful to consider the colors that fit with the blog’s theme. For example, a blog about healthy lifestyle choices and eco-friendly products might benefit from soft colors like blues and greens. Alternatively, a blog centered on beach vacations might look lovely with a scheme consisting of blues, browns and tans. The key, however, is not to become fixated on any one color, but to choose several.

Bloggers don’t have to have any prior experience in web design or art to pick the perfect color palette, thanks to the Internet. There are a number of color palette sites that cater to individuals looking for the perfect color scheme for their blog. These sites allow users to play around with different color combinations to make the decision process much easier.

Incorporating pictures into the color scheme

The written word is very powerful, but everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is precisely why it is so important to include images with every blog post. However, the pictures chosen should mesh with the color scheme; it is possible to manipulate an image’s color balance before posting, though this can be time-consuming and tedious for those unfamiliar with the process. Another solution is to visit sites such as Dreamstime to purchase stock images, which are available in a wide range of styles and colors.

The bottom line is that there is no strict set of guidelines when choosing the color scheme for a blog. It really depends on the blog’s overall theme, mood and context of its content.

Note: This post was provided by a Daydream In Color partner. Posts like these help us provide colorful inspiration. Thanks for tuning in!

Art

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Eirian Chapman

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{Eirian Chapman} Shop | Tumblr

How freaking awesome are these subjects reimagined as different combs and hair pieces by Eirian Chapman? I love how inventive they are! I kind of wish they were real…

Which is your favorite?

Art Fashion

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Talula Christian

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{Talula Christian} Facebook | TwitterSociety 6 | Etsy Shop

I have such a soft spot for watercolors by wonderfully talented artists. With fashion, florals, and balloons as subjects, I fall even harder! Talula and I have been in touch recently and I felt like it was the perfect fit for the blog. I wanted to show ya’ll her lovely work.

As a sweet little bonus, Talula Christian is offering readers 20% off anything in her Etsy Shop! Just use this code DAYDREAM at checkout. This code will be valid for a week (10/9/13 – 10/16/13), so start filling up your carts!

I might have to indulge in some of her prints and originals for my office.

Which are your favorite?

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{Lust List} Let’s Get Wallpapered!

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Stained Charcoal Brick | Indulgence Turquoise | Antique World Map From 1777 | Eight Studies Of Wildflowers

You know I love patterns. I can’t get enough, so naturally I want to wallpaper my whole house. I love all the options at Wallpapered. They have a whole textures section with brick, wood planks, and concrete. There’s also a new maps section that includes antique maps and even a customized local map. Plus, they work with designers to offer pretty patterns like the turquoise one above by Yuyu. I also love how you can even upload your own patterns or pictures! How neat would it be to have such personalization in your home? Check out their Facebook, Twitter, and design blog for more ideas.

Which would you choose?

Note: This post is written in partnership with Wallpapered. All words and opinions are my own. Posts like these help us provide colorful inspiration to all you lovelies. Thanks for tuning in!

Art Fashion

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Jessica Durrant

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{Jessica Durrant} Twitter | Shop | Instagram

I’m such a sucker for watercolor + fashion. As I was trying to figure out the perfect art for my office, I stumbled upon Jessica Durrant’s work. I’m loving all the bold colors and minimal details.

Are you a fan of fashion watercolors?

Art Design

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Grady Mcferrin

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The colorful work of Grady Mcferrin is inspring me today. His whimsical illustrations and hand lettering are a visual treat. I love the color pairings and details.

What’s inspiring you today?

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{Wish I Was Wednesday} Leah Flores

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Portland based Leah Flores is inspiring me with her hand lettering combined with retro feel photography for a match made in heaven. A and I used to get excited when we discovered a new place in the neighborhood and beyond and we’d just look at each other and say “Adventure!” (yes, we’re total dorks like that). I definitely need to order some prints, but which ones?

{Leah Flores} Society 6 Shop

Which is your fave?


Art Design Vintage

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Brent Couchman

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San Francisco based illustrator and designer, Brent Couchman, is making me itching to try my hand at hand lettering. His work’s vintage vibe is fun and fresh. I’m loving his work for Fossil as much as I’m loving his “fun” work!

Have you ever tried hand lettering?


Art Paper

{Wish I Was Wednesday} Béatrice Coron

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{Béatrice Coron}

This amazing woman studied art but went on to hold many an odd jobs from shepherdess and truck driver to factory worker and a New York City tour guide. At 40, Béatrice Coron came back to NYC from France to be an artist. Her intricate paper cuttings tell stories. In her statement:

My creative inspiration comes from everything I see and everything I read. For each theme, one story leads to the next, and the creation process weaves different layers of our relations to the universe. In papercutting as in life everything is connected.

I love staring at each piece and imagining their interactions with each other, which is just as she intended!

What interactions today has you thinking?