Color Palettes Found Everywhere

I recently learned about the blog Color Collective, a blog that shares color palettes from photos found on the web. The palettes are generally based on fashion or home decor and are fantastic. What a great idea to hone and share inspiration.

In fact, I was so inspired I decided to try making some of my own. It’s good practice for looking at colors (and I mean really looking–catching nuances and shades and all sorts of other things I haven’t done since art school). However, I want to mostly look at book covers, because I’ve also been working on book covers lately and it’s good practice to look at what others are up too.

I’m starting with a bunch of TASCHEN books, because they are a publishing company I look up to in complete awe, and I’ve spent the the last 2 days looking through their newest catalog anyways. It just seemed like a good place to start.

So here’s my first color palette, inspired by Small Architecture Now, complete with Pantone codes.

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