Sunday, March 15, 2009
Here's a useful design tool - a website that picks out the dominant colours in an image, and also picks out the complimentary colour.
What's It's Colour takes your image, or an image off the web, and examines it pixel by pixel to find the main colours, and then does some math to find the complimentary colour.
You just feed it the url or your image, and it does the rest. It doesn't store the images for more than 10 minutes.
So, for instance, I gave it the URL of our image of this chrysocolla, (http://www.beadfx.com/images/s18608.jpg) and these are the results it came back with. The background colour (see picture) is set to the complementary colour, when you get the results. That turquoise and mauve is quite pretty - might have to try that!
All our items on-line have bigger images if you click on the thumbnail - feel free to use these with this website to find attractive colour combo's that you may not have thought of before!