Nature effortlessly pairs colors together that work. So darn well. The different shades of green on a leaf. The browns in wood grain.
As designers, observing and learning from nature, then, is a powerful tool. We can “borrow” its color combinations to inspire our own designs.
Adobe put out a free tool to help you do that: Color. It’s a mobile app as well as website app that generates color schemes automatically from images you upload.
It creates a great starting point to work from, and gives you a wonderful direction to follow to your final color scheme.
Insects Gathering in a Portland, Oregon Forest
A Rusty Red Truck in San Francisco, California
Bunches of Peppers in a Seattle, Washington Market
Swiss Alps in the Spring (Switzerland)
Beach in the Fall in Tillamook, Oregon
Swifts Gathering in Portland, Oregon
Fishermen in Howth, Dublin, Ireland
Building in Annecy le Vieux, France
Sunset in Delft, Netherlands
Street in Gensano, Italy
Trolley in Lisbon, Portugal
Cafe Pavlac in Prague, Czech Republic
Photo credits go to: Lou Levit, youliveyou.com