Thursday, March 07, 2013

Finding My Inspiration for my new website!

What will my new site feel like? 
This is an eclectic mood board, consisting of color palette ideas, fonts and images I'm drawn to, as well as a little Midcentury creeping into it all.  I hope the new website will capture some of this, though these random images will be more inspirational than literal. 

Aqua, leaning slightly toward green. Perfect shade. 

Above: pattern set in Aqua, but maybe not the flower element...

White and Aqua... clean.

Above: One of my absolute favorite images.  Feels clean, but lacks a bit of contrasting color.

High Contrast pattern.....

It's just a pretty sunset.

Midcentury fresh.

Combination of colors. 
But it does need a little something warm ..... like....

Fresh, clean orange.

Not so much orange that it would dominate... but a little does really perk things up.

More Midcentury inspiration

Orange, blue, green. 

I decided against purple... it can be overwhelming. But a pop of violet, little elements here and there could be fun. 

A little blue goes a long ways.  But combined correctly is nice.  And I do like a little Art Nouveau. But it would have to be very subtle. 

I love glass.

Glass, light reflected through things. 

I do like some details that make things feel "crafted."  Doors and things. 


The following 2 images... honestly, they're garish, but in some small decorative way, might be refreshing.  A pop of color always draws the eye to the most important elements in a design.  Maybe as a small logo or button/tab element somewhere.

and... below... I love an illustratory feel, contrasty graphic design.  

And some stars never hurt to make you think about your place in the universe. 

I'll need a font for my name, and one for reading that is easy on the eyes and maybe one for headings, banners and tabs.  Fonts have to marry well as similar or as complementary contrast. 
They can't be hard to read, and they can't lean toward any genre or theme too strongly.

I love the handwritten quality of the font below. In fact, it might not be a font at all; just someone's handwriting, but the point it, it feels personal and casual, and not too self-important. 

Below, definitely a font.  Or someone who can write like my 9th grade Geometry teacher.

The color palettes and how to accent them. None of these are perfect but contain elements that feel right. 

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