I hate insects and creepy crawling bugs. Slimy, hairy, yucky pests are the worst! But there is one type of intruder I don’t usually mind, the lizard! These long-tailed reptiles actually eat other pests so as far as I’m concerned, they are on my side! Plus, as a graphic designer, I really enjoy studying the bright colors and patterns that cover their skin. Even the transparent ones are interesting to look at! As I’ve pointed out before, I draw inspiration from random sources, even my tiny little friends that live on the porch.

Have you heard of Picular?

I recently discovered this tool myself and was really impressed! Picular is a primary color generator that uses Google’s image search. Here’s how it works: 

You just enter a search term, and it provides you with color tile options based on the top image results that come up on Google for that term. Each tile comes with the Hex color code and the ability to see which image it’s drawing the color from. Cool, right? 

This is a handy tool to get color inspiration for your next design project. You can also use it to analyze which colors are getting linked to specific terms… Try it and tell me what you think! 

Google Color Picker Tool

So here’s a quick tip that is incredibly useful when trying to pick out a color for your website. Search “color picker tool” on Google, and you’ll get an excellent little tool right there on the browser!

Move the slider left to right and drag the white circle around until you find the exact color you want. This free tool gives you the Hex color code, the RGB values, the CMYK values and more! Easy peasy!!!

2019 Pantone Color of the Year

In case you haven’t heard, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 was announced last month, and I’m really loving their pick!!! The color is called PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral and it’s described by the company as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” It’s a beautiful shade that I’m excited to incorporate in several design pieces this year!

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