I recently discovered what might be the coolest website ever: Design Seeds. It brings me so much inspiration in everyday things that sometimes I just stare at my computer, scrolling from palette to palette, letting my brain do its little happy dance.
Their tagline is “for all who love color,” and boy oh boy, they’re not kidding. If you love color and color palettes and the brilliant way colors go together to make beautiful magic, then this site will make you feel like a kid in a candy shop.
The idea-woman behind Design Seeds is Jessica Colaluca. Of course, like the rest of us in the creative and design fields, she tells a story of an early love of color, making her own idea boards before they were even considered therapeutic. Her passion for color led her on a quest to discover breathtaking photography, which she uses to grab color palettes that are, to say the least, seriously easy on the eyes. Chances are, they inspire, energize and stir your inner color guru, too.
Here is the real beauty of design-seeds.com: You can search for a particular color by color value, which is the amount of red, green and blue in the color. So if you know the RGB (Red Green Blue) of a color you want in your palette, you can just plug in the numbers and see all the palettes that contain that color.
Next time you’re out and about, take a second look at your neighbor’s door. What palette can you see? And what about tonight’s dinner? Which colors just “work” together in a way that brings harmony and peace to your soul?