52 Weeks of Color :: Week 28

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 28 | brandigirlblog.com

I think this might be my favorite palette of the year. I don’t know, it’s hard to pick. But I’m digging the bright colors right now (which are a riff on red/yellow/blue, if you were curious).

Unrelated quick question: If you were going to take an eclass, what would you take? What do you need to know right now? Photo editing? Designing an ebook? Blogging? Something else entirely?

 

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 26

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 26 | brandigirlblog.com

Week 26 means half the year is gone and it’s July. Can you believe it?

I can’t. It feels a little like my mind is frozen, and it’s still February or something. Especially since I’m just getting over a virus (and the nauseating migraines and fevers that come with it), which seems especially cruel when it’s 95 degrees outside. Ever had a fever when it’s hot outside? It’s a delightful experience, let me tell you.

But it’s not February anymore, and more than a calendar tells me that. A lot has happened so far this year that surprised the hell outta me, and if the back half of my year is anything like the front half, it’s going to be a crazy six months.

So, I’m taking a little time off this week to rest, and get better, and enjoy the summer. Which was the inspiration behind this week’s palette. How are you doing?

 

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 25

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 25 | brandigirlblog.com

If you’ve been following my color palettes for a while, you may have noticed that I tend to stay away from black, or any color that reads as black (have you noticed? Just curious).

I tend to leave out black for a couple reasons. One, because it’s kind of a harsh contrast against lighter shades. If I’m going to use a neutral, I’ll reach for a shade of gray, since I can tweak that gray to mesh with whatever colors in a given palette. I can’t do that with black (or white) – it is what it is.

Two, I figure if you want it in a color scheme, you can put it there easily. You know what black looks like, same with white, but that’s not always the case with a shade of color.

And three, I’d rather explore the ways colors can come together, so why waste the space on a color palette with black when there are so many lovely colors to pair up?

But this week, I couldn’t help myself. Though that bottom swatch isn’t true black - it’s actually a very dark, very muted shade of blue - it reads like it. And I really like the way it pops against that dark gold and the blue-purple at the top, how about you?

In other news, the blog here has gotten a face lift!

Basically, I wanted it to match my business blog. The problem was that both blogs are on separate domain names, so I had two choices: move everything from one site over to the other, or make them look like they’re the same site. Because moving things around is not only a total pain, but also a huge time suck, I voted for using the same theme to unify my sites.

That’s actually a really good trick, if you’ve got a bunch of separate sites that you’d like tie together without moving anything.

This means things here aren’t where you’re used to seeing them, if they’re there at all (I simplified pretty much everything). Since the most popular posts here are the color-related ones, the older random posts will be getting the cut eventually, and I’ll be focusing on just color related goodness going forward.

Eventually (there’s that word again), I’d like to make my color palettes searchable by color. Would that be something you’d be interested in?

How’s your week going?

 

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 24

52 Weeks of Color :: Week 24 | brandigirlblog.com

Fun fact: I originally came up with this color palette as a new branding color scheme for myself. Ultimately, I scrapped it, but I had to share because I think these colors look great next to each other. Reminds me a little of a worn barn or a picnic, how about you?

 

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