I love looking at gorgeous fabrics from around the world and seeing the different styles of patterns and textures across different cultures. It's surprising to find so many amazing differences and variations of similar patterns. It's also interesting to find how different cultures view certain colors and which colors are favored over others.
Here are some of my favorite fabrics and patterns from around the world:
If you enjoyed these colorful clothes from around the world, check out these amazing patterns from Creative Market. You can incorporate these awesome fabrics into a variety of creative projects:
Last week we asked our awesome followers on Facebook what colors they were seeing everywhere, and after doing some more research we think that Coral is definitely trending. Earlier this year we featured Mint as a trendy color for 2013, and we are definitely still seeing a lot of mint everywhere.
Check out some of these trendy coral elements from around the web to get inspired in fashion, home decor, and every other aspect of your life.
For as long as I can remember I have read books like Dune and Ender's Game. I fell in love with science fiction, because I was constantly transported into a new world ever time I opened the cover of a book.
The typography of science fiction novels is fascinating, and I could spend hours looking at these colorful covers. Here are some of my faves, have you read them?
If you're looking for some fonts that mirror the ones found in the books above, check out these fonts from Creative Market:
I love food. There really isn't a whole lot on this planet that is better than yummy food that both tastes delicious and looks amazing. I recently had the pleasure of discovering Food Palettes from Kala.Godwin.
Kala finds amazing photos of yummy food and creates gorgeous COLOURlovers palettes to go with them. I hope you enjoy these yummy treats.
Love these colorful palettes and combinations, thanks for the inspiration!
If you're looking for some food inspired graphics, check out Creative Market's awesome food-themed resources.
COLOURlovers Plus is a multi-feature extension developed to enhance your user experience on COLOURlovers.com.
COLOURlovers Plus is a Google Chrome Extension that will really help enhance your COLOURlovers experience.
We really want to thank Gábor for developing this amazing resource for the COLOURlovers community. This is definitely something everyone should download and start using right away.
Help & Support
If you like COLOURlovers Plus! and would like to support it, there is a handful of things you can do:
Tell other lovers about it.
Report bugs. Feel free to consider unintuitive behavior or ambiguous information a bug.
If you're a graphic designer, we could really use your expertise.
I recently had the pleasure of discovering Angie Sandy of Photo Card Boutique. Her website is a little piece of heaven in the design world. One of my favorite parts of her site is the "Color Crush Palette" section of her blog, so, I've selected some of my favorites from her collection to share with you today. I compiled the palettes she already created into COLOURlovers palettes below so you can play around with them in your creative projects.
I'm very pleased to announce that Angie , the person who came up with the awesome palettes featured above, is now a seller on Creative Market. She has put up some wonderful designs with more to come soon. Check out some of her featured designs below, and also make sure to check out her shop on Creative Market. Pick up any and all of her great products to finish a variety of creative projects.
I love scrapbooks because they are a great way to put all of your special memories in one place. There are so many fascinating scrapbook designs that truly blow my mind. I've found a few scrapbook pages I find really inspiring, and wanted to share them with you.
If you're looking to create gorgeous scrapbook pages like the ones featured above, check out Creative Market's resources selected specifically for scrapbookers.
If you love color, you're definitely going to love these wine labels from Uproot. Uproot has created an amazing label for their wine, called a Flavor Palette, that gives you a little taste of the wine...before you open the bottle.
Each block of color on the flavor palette represent a tasting note, and the size of the note indicates the intensity of that flavor. For example, Uproot's 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp sweet pop followed by a smoothness with flavors of Melon (PMS #372), Fresh Cut Grass (PMS #369), Citrus (PMS # 375), Grapefruit (PMS # 393) and Passion Fruit (PMS #512).
Several years back when Jay of Zelkova Ventures (an investor in COLOURLovers) partnered with his friend Greg to launch a winery decided re-make winemaking from the ground up. With this is mind they turned to many of the Zelkova portfolio companies for inspiration, including COLOURLovers, to create the label design for their wine. They wanted their label to tell a story about the wine and the brand, as well as, have a utility and purpose. Working together with TurnerDuckworth, Uproot put the taste of the wine front and center on the bottle thru use of color. Each of the color blocks represent a tasting note, and the size of the color blocks tells you how dominant that note is. Together, these blocks make up a Flavor Palette that's unique to each vintage and varietal.
COLOURlovers and Uproot want to extend an exciting challenge to the design community. The challenge is to design your own wine label using COLOURlover's palette creator. Simply change the sizes of the different colors to indicate their dominance. In addition to being featured on the COLOURlovers website, Twitter, and Facebook, Uproot will send the winner a framed version of their wine label.
Enter the Contest
Enter the contest by submitting your design in the comments below or by Tweeting @COLOURlovers with the hastag #Drinkuproot.
Winners will be announced on the COLOURlovers blog and Twitter.
Today, we are excited to announce the Creative Market Photoshop Extension. It's a free panel that installs right into Photoshop, giving you instant access to all of the amazing content from Creative Market without ever leaving the app.
All content purchased through the extension is automatically installed right in Photoshop and ready to use. It's like the App Store for your creative content — no more unzipping downloaded files, manually installing content, or restarting Photoshop.
Browse, Search and Buy Inside Photoshop
You'll have access to thousands of design assets right from Photoshop, including actions, brushes, fonts, gradients, graphics, layer styles, patterns, shapes, templates, textures and more.
Instantly Install Assets with a Single Click
Once you find the perfect assets for your project, they’re automatically installed in Photoshop with a single click. So you don’t have to waste time downloading random files through your browser, unzipping them on your computer, manually installing content, or restarting Photoshop.
Download New Free Goods Each Week
Pop open the extension each week to grab new free graphics, templates, fonts, brushes, add-ons and more to kickstart your projects, while saving time and money.
Check out some of the amazing products you can use with the new Photoshop Extension:
To find out more about the extension check out the latest blog post on Creative Market.
Everywhere I look, everyone seems to be wearing mint. In fact, I can't go into a store these days without seeing a mint colored shirt, pants, or dress. I think this color is perfect for spring, and I searched the web for mint-spiration to find everything people are doing with the Spring's trendiest color. There are so many creative people out there, and I was amazed at all of the mint colored items I was able to find.
What do you think of the growing mint trend? Will you be creating something inspired by this trendy color? If so, share in the comments below...
Check out these palettes featuring Mint:
Be sure to check out these products from Creative Market that feature mint in their designs!