Don’t you just love clean designs? I sure do! I especially love a stylishly simple look for my calligraphy projects.
I’ve always sworn by black sumi ink and a plain white vellum board to do the trick, but some color sure makes things a tad bit interesting. But I also understand that combining colors can be challenging. That’s why we need some help from the talented designers of the world. We’re lucky because a lot of them are on Pinterest!
(Featured pictures not mine: Credit is due to their owners — click links for pins’ sources (top to bottom, left to right))
Pinterest is my go-to place for creative inspiration and serves as what author Austin Kleon refers to as a “swipe file.” Basically, it’s a virtual/physical place to keep all your creative steals because let’s face it, there’s almost nothing purely original anymore in this world. Every artist is influenced by something that comes from somewhere, and by integrating all of your heroes’ material plus some of your own, you’re creating something that’s uniquely you. As long as you’re not passing it off as your own, there’s absolutely no problem with taking some inspiration!
Pinterest has been integral in my creative process and a source of new ways to add colors in my projects that match my minimalist aesthetics. I’m currently curating all the wonderful stuff out there and compiling my faves into mood boards. I’ll be sharing more in the future so we can all be inspired!
The first one I’m posting is a mood board that reflects my brand. My designs evoke breathable spaces with a touch of organic life, and this board’s wooden and plant elements coupled with textured ceramics and glass make me think of elegant interiors, cozy weekend lunches, and heartwarming conversations. I absolutely love these shades of muted greens and browns! I even turned them into my site’s colors — in addition to tons of white space, that is.
If you’re into calligraphy and design, or just plain fascinated by beautiful colors, head over to Pinterest and start curating mood boards for inspiration. 🙂