As said in my previous post on finding Colour Inspiration (see it here http://artemisstationery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/colour-inspiration-above-clouds.html) finding colour inspiration for an event like a wedding can be tricky.But as a maker of bespoke wedding stationery I do get to talk colours with a lot of people.Fortunately most people by the stage they think about stationery and invitations have a few ideas so there’s a base to work from.But if you’re struggling looking for inspiration in the world around you or your photo albums may be a way to go. With the stationery designed and made by Artemis Stationery we can print practically any colour so choosing a colour palette that’s unique and personal to you can be a really great way of making something that’s truly personal.
Today’s example is from a warmer climate.Nothing to do with the Snow Patrol song, though check it out if you fancy, one of my favourites.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4_ZZ_IEHiQFrom the subcontinent (India) and specifically the Taj Mahal no less.Though I thought I’d avoid the obvious and use the Mosque at the site for this example.The mosque has lovely dusky burnt red and terracotta colours so this example is great if you’re looking for colours to match in with those.The mosque stands to one side of the main White building which is a mausoleum.Which may sound a little morbid for wedding inspiration.But there is romance beyond the construction.The beautiful mausoleum and World heritage site could be summed up as what one man built after the death of the women he loved.Admittedly one man with a fair bit of lose change to employ many highly skilled craftsmen! The building was completed in 1653 and was commissioned by the Shah Jahan Emporerer of the Mughal Empire after the loss of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during child birth.
I’ve picked 6 colours off this picture using the colour picker tool found in many art programs.You can use the colours of this post either by sampling the picture directly or using the colour boxes.For those who know the hex values for the colours are (from left to right)
I encourage you though to try it with images you already have or go out and photo things you like and try.It’s a great way to find colours that work together.I’d love to hear what people come up with.
Nathan designs and makes bespoke stationery and invitations for weddings and more at Artemis Stationery. This is the blog for Artemis Stationery and Nathan's other projects. You can visit Artemis Stationery here.