Color Palette Generator

While assembling a picture mosaic for a rust inspiration board I felt I needed, I came across this;
The Color Palette Generator.

This little online toy allows you to upload a photo file, a flickr photo or even one of your facebook photos and develops a color palette from that upload!

I chose one of my favorite photos from this photographer; Tanakawho. Actually just about every photo she takes inspires me but I was struck by this color combination of turquoise, orange and brown.

 (photo used with permission and remains the property of tanakawho)

The colors the palette generator gave me included names like brown pod, acapulca, viking and something numbered #a0410e which I like to call redwood.

 The names themselves could be used individually for inspiration but I combined these 4 colors to create this dynamic piece;

The orange of the redwood bead pops out at you just like the orange door knob in the photo. The chain, drenched in brilliant turquoise, is the dominant factor of the bracelet, similar to the bright turquoise in the majority of the photo. African bauxite from my personal stash and ceramic beads by macarroll gave the bracelet its finishing touches and I’m hooked…… I will definitely be going back to the Color Palette Generator for a personal swatch of color choices to design with!

Much Love & Respect,


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20 Comment

  1. SueBeads
    July 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Great piece! Thanks for sharing the color palette generator with us!

  2. Alice
    July 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    That's a great tool! Thanks for sharing with us. Your bracelet is beautiful, and matches the color palette wonderfully.

  3. kelleysbeads
    July 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    That color palette generator is so cool. LOVE the bracelet you made after using it!!!

  4. Mari
    July 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Love the color palette and the desing!!

  5. Melissa
    July 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the link Shannon! I noticed these colour palettes on other blogs too but never knew where to access them! Beautiful bracelet, the colours are gorgeous!

  6. Jeannie
    July 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I'm afraid if I go to that site I'll never leave.
    I just want to touch that bracelet. I love the look of it.

  7. TesoriTrovati
    July 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Zoinks! I love that! I am going to check that out RIGHT NOW!
    Your bracelet is so very pretty. But then again, how can you go wrong when you have such inspiring materials to work with.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the day!

  8. abeadlady
    July 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for passing that info along. I love using sites like that for inspiration.


  9. Heart of a Cowgirl
    July 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Great link and your bracelet is GORGEOUS! Love it.

  10. Copper Diem
    July 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    What a cool tool! I love the colors in that photo, and your bracelet turned out so neat!

  11. Marbella Jewelry Designs
    July 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    wow, beautiful!

  12. Emerald Window
    July 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    AMAZING! Such an awesome tool. Tanks for sharing.

  13. Rebecca
    July 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    This is soooo much fun! It's like Internet swatches. YUM!

  14. Eileen Bergen
    July 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The bracelet is really beautiful!

    Thanks for the tip about the Color Palette Generator. You certainly used it to great advantage.

  15. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor
    July 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Wow that is cool Shannon! Gorgeous bracelet!!

    Neat color tool. I love how many different Turquoises it pulled from the door. That is what most people miss. Just how many colors can be in things and how to draw them out of a photo. I base all my color palettes from photos. Mostly of the flowers in my garden. This looks like a handy tool. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  16. Michelle
    July 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    This. Is. So. Cool! The bracelet is gorgeous (the colors in the picture are phenominal). Thanks for the fun tool!
    Bead Happy!

  17. Marie Cramp
    July 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I will absolutely have to try that! I love what you did with the colour palette!

  18. Rebecca
    July 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  19. missficklemedia.com
    July 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words! Flickr is a great place to find inspiration and seeing colors lined up in a palette sort kicked my creativity into high gear!

    I hope you all enjoy matching beads to your own color palette.

  20. Janet
    July 31, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Well I missed this great post!! Really lovely work Snannon!!

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