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There's nothing more striking than a diamond sparkling on the hand of a woman in love. That's why we think diamonds make the perfect starting point for a romantic wedding in any season! Browse below to get tons of glittering, shimmery diamond-inspired wedding ideas.
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Easter is almost here and with it comes family, flowers, colored eggs, and candy! Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is also a sign that Spring is on it's way and warmer days are ahead. With Creative Market's new Photo's category, we have seen a lot of really cute images appear just in time for Peter Cotton Tail.
Tiny lily of the valley flowers blossoming amongst leaves in the underwood.
What's better on a hot summer day than a slice of juicy watermelon? Pretty much nothing. If you're planning a hot-weather wedding, consider using this delicious fruit to inspire your wedding menu, decor and so much more!
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Just a quick update regarding the Betabrand Leggings Contest! The crowdfunding was scheduled to begin yestereday, but Betabrand needs a bit more time to make sure everything is perfect for the launch of this exciting next step. You can look forward to the crowdfunding to begin on April 29th, and it will last for 30 days!
Humans have a very deep relationship with color, both on an emotional level and cultural level. Emotionally speaking, we think of "cool blues" and "warm yellows". Colors can either make us feel peaceful, or energized. Culturally speaking, for example, purple is a sign of royalty, and the bright colors of spices are often used in Indian food.
Understanding the meaning of the different colors is very important in all design. People who use color in advertising and logos go to great lengths to consider the psychology of the colors behind what they are creating.
Let's take a closer look at them.
Red creates a sense of urgency. It's very popular in price tags, sale signs, error messages, and stop signs.
Orange symbolizes energy and enthusiasm.
We think of yellow as being bright and happy. In nature, many animal show this color to warn predators of danger.
Green tends to be calming. It is also associated with prosperity and success. In nature, we attribute green to freshness and fertility.
Blue is a calming color that evokes a sense of trust. It is definitely a favorite amongst American politicians.
Violet is the color of luxury and royalty. This color represents wealth and is often used for high-end products.
Know that you know some of the psychology behind colors, how will you incorporate them into your designs?
Bold graphic prints are one of the hottest trends of the season, and we love this look for a modern wedding. Chevrons, bright stripes, florals and global-inspired prints are right at home at spring fetes. Celebrate the season by incorporating a statement-making pattern into your wedding look.
Continuing with last week's theme of color theory, I wanted to dig a little deeper and look at the difference between hue, value, and saturation. These are the three dimensions that humans are able to view color.
Hue is the main property of color. Blue, red, yellow, orange, etc. are all hues.
VALUE (LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS)
Value refers to the spectrum between light and dark colors. You can imagine the spectrum as having white at one end, black at the other end, and greys in the middle. White is the presence of all color, while black is the absence of all color. Value is the luminosity of a specific color.
SATURATION (INTENSITY & RICHNESS)
Saturation is also known as Chroma and refers to a color’s richness and intensity. Washed out colors are located toward the center of the spectrum, while the richest of colors are located toward the outer edge. Saturation refers to how intense or how week a color is.
Why don't you look more closely now at some of these amazing backgrounds and patterns. You can use your newfound vocabulary to talk about the beautiful colors.
If you want to nail the vintage-inspired wedding look, start with your color palette! Soft pinks, mauves, and taupes complement each other beautifully and evoke the feminine fashions of days gone by. Choose flowers, decor, and even a gown in one of these soft shades and you're on your way to a perfect retro-chic wedding.
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There is no right or wrong way to use color, but it is important to learn some general concepts and theories to gain an understanding about how colors work together. Humans respond to color in a very unique way. Color can affect our mood as well as our behavior. It's interesting to examine color theory by exploring color relationships and color schemes.
The color wheel breaks down color relationships into three basic categories: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
These colors are: red, blue, and yellow. They cannot be created by mixing other colors. However, almost all visible colors can be created with these three colors.
These colors are created by mixing together two primary colors:
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Red + Blue = Violet
Tertiary colors are created when you mix one primary color with one secondary color:
Red + Violet = Red-Violet
Yellow + Green = Yellow-Green
You get the idea!
A color scheme is a combination of colors used to convey a particular mood or theme in a design. It helps to create an aesthetic feeling or mood. The most basic color scheme will use two colors, while more advanced color schemes will involve several colors. Color schemes can also help to influence typography and other web elements when designing a website.
Uses a single hue and then a variety of its tints and shades.
Uses three hues next to one another on the color wheel. The combination of Orange-Red, Orange and Yellow is an Analogous color scheme.
Uses hues that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The combination of Red and Green arise a Complementary color scheme.
Uses three colors that are equidistant from each other on the color wheel. The combination of the primary colors, Red, Blue and Yellow is a Triadic color scheme.
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Roses are red, violets are blue, they say spring is coming... we sure hope it's true!
Florals for spring are always in style, and these garden party-inspired wedding ideas are simply classic. Get ready for the big thaw with beautiful blooming wedding inspiration.
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