I was helping my son experiment with food coloring yesterday. And I realized it could be a fun, non-technical, no design-experience-required way to develop a custom color palette.
Maybe you’re designing a new site, or resetting your brand colors, and you’re stuck in a rut. Or maybe you want to let serendipity play a role.
You could even set this up in a kitchen and have co-workers come by and give it a shot. It could also be nice activity for a company retreat.
– Get some food coloring.
Get a bunch of glasses.
Start mixing and experimenting.
If a color gets too dark, add more water.
Once you have a bunch of colors you like, take a picture.
Go to Adobe’s Kuler tool (kuler,adobe.com). Click on the camera icon and upload the photo. Move the dots around to compose your palette.
Here’s one that I did.
What do you think? Is this crazy?
Source: artsandsci ghost