Monday, June 25, 2012

Planting Color Seeds

flora colors

Am I the last
person to know 

It is a blog
written by Jessica
celebrating her love 
She is a genius.
I think you will agree.

is one of 
the most clever
and useful websites
 I have seen 
in a long while.

urchin tones

geode color

I found it on Pinterest
last weekend ... 
by accident.
Wanted to share it
in case you did not
know about it either.

petalled color

This website shows a
beautiful photo and then
pulls out the colors within
and gives you a palette
of these shades.

crisp color

So let's say you have just one
very particular shade of 
that you want to work into 
your room but you 
are not exactly sure 
what other colors you wish 
to incorporate with it.

Well, just sit back 
and let
inspire you.

Maybe you are painting
your house's exterior
and you are looking for
colors for your door, shutters,
clapboard, trim and window boxes?

Or maybe you are trying to
decorate your cottage beach house
and you want to make sure
all your blues or tan sandy tones
are mixing nicely?

This is the place to explore
all your options.

crashing blues

So many gorgeous images.

shelled color

So many interesting palettes.

My favorite photos 
are the ones
that are taken from nature.
God's own color palette!
Now that's really cool, right?

flora color

macro color

So now that you know about this
site, it might inspire you to put
together colors you may not have
contemplated before.

Check it out
and let me know
what you think, ok?

giraffe tones


And then go 
visit Jessica


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Alison...Design Seeds is magnificent....I am definitely going over to pay a visit....truly amazing!! Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

Ron said...

Amazing! Never heard of the site before, but I am glad you shared with us.

michele said...

what a great concept!

smiles to you.


melody-mae said...

Yes, I found her on Pinterest too and love it! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment tonight!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing, Alison. This is a terrific resource.
Hope all is good for you. I'm enjoying some get away time, but heading home in the morning.

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Alison, you're not the last to know ....apparently I AM. Ha ha .
But thanks so much for sharing. What a fabulous idea. I can't wait to check it out.

Renae said...

Nice to hear from you again! (hug) This color seed thing is amazing. I am going to do that with my 'redo' of my living room. I am CRAZY over turquoise and yellow, lately. I see it everywhere I go. I noticed it yesterday on a billboard for McDonald's advertising a new drink. Now that is crazy. Hahaha.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is amazing! I love the idea of the photo and the coordinating colour chips. Beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Alison, I love this site! It really helps pull great colors out of pictures we love. So glad you shared this!

Bliss said...

Not the last to know..... maybe that's me?


Garden, Home and Party said...

I've never heard of this site but boy, could I use it. I think there is nothing more challenging in design than color. Thanks for this.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I found this on Pinterest too and was as thrilled as you are. I just loved looking at the gorgeous pictures and the rainbow of colors to match them!

5th and State said...

no you are not the only one, i never heard of this, went to visit and am in love!
perfect timing too, i have an appointment tomorrow choosing house colors, brilliant. thanks allison

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, Thanks for the introduction to Design-Seeds. I am on my way to check it out.

Rose L said...

Sounds so cool!! Going to try it. I can use all the help I can get.

Linda McMullan said...

Wow, Alison - I just spent a happy half hour on the Design Seeds site, letting my eyes and heart drink it all in. Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing!

The Old Farm Bell said...

Wow! Alison,

I must be the last to learn of Design-Seeds lol.

Omg! love this site. Truly does inspire and the color palettes are great!

I tend to pull towards the earth tones as well. Perfect! colors ;o)

Thank you so much for sharing. Merci!

Have a beautiful day!

Blessings & Hugs,

Mary Anne said...

Hi Alison:
Such exciting info to find on my first visit to you since my surgery. I have been out of the loop for 5 weeks and so tired of sitting, reading and staring at my back yard and deck. My strength has returned and you were my first site to visit and low and behold there was something new to me called Design Seeds. Must go and visit! Thanks so much for sharing. So good to be back. Will be posting soon!!! ox M.A.

Gail said...

Thanks so much. So cool!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I saw something like this at Lowes last week, I think. I didn't have time to check it out thoroughly, but I will next time.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would like to check it out!!! Thanks for this informative post, and some of those images truly are breath-taking.

SavannahGranny said...

Alison, This is great. The neat thing is that this is the way nature intended the colors to blend.
The good Lord does it right. Love the giraffe and his color palette.
I am headed right over to her Pinterest.
BTW, when does Favorites on the First start? I am ready this time.
Blessings, Ginger

Jann Olson said...

Alison, this is very cool. I had never heard of it before. Love, love the variety of colors.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Alison!

Just checking in to see if you ever got my email? I LOVE the gift you sent me, and I wanted to make sure you knew! You are so generous and kind, my friend : )



What....must go have a look at this!!!! How ingenious....

Olga said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! I hadn't seen this site before. Perfect timing too. I'm looking to redo the living room and in need of some color inspiration.

CAS said...

It is an amazing site. You just can't beat the color combos of nature -- truly magnificent.