I recently returned from a climbing vacation in Joshua Tree National Park. If you haven’t been there, it’s a definite must. The Joshua Trees themselves have so much personality as they lean and twist in the desert sky. I’m personally attracted to the rock formations for more reasons than just that they provide 5 star climbs: they also provide creative inspiration.
On a rest day, my family and I ventured out past Echo Tee to find some shade and take a rest. We came upon this beautiful boulder. The shape of the boulder was magnificent, however the multicolored lichen added some brilliant, colorful flare. The bright colors of this boulder in the desert heat really inspired me. Here’s a color palette that I created based on just the lichen of this boulder (above).
This is a great way to find colors that work together when planning your next design project. If you don’t know which direction to give your graphic or web designer, think of an area that really speaks to you, or better yet, dig through some old photos. You will be bound to find some colors that can proudly represent the feel of what you are trying to do.
(Nature really inspires me in general. Check back for more nature-inspired posts in the future).