In Part 2 of How To Use Photos You Love To Create an Amazing DIY Color Palette, we showed you how to reveal the underlying colors of your favorite photo, whether you hoard it (I mean, keep it) on Instagram, Pinterest or taking a screenshot and keeping on your phone.

In Part 3 of this blog post series, we’ll dive straight into Step 3 – Derive Your Own Color Palette. This one is going to be a breeze! And alot more fun!

Before we start Part 3, if you need the previous steps, then you can find them below. We’ll wait, if you need to catch up.

Step 1: Choose A Photo You Love

Step 2: Unveil The Beauty Of The Photo You Love

Step 3: Derive Your Own Color Palette

Using the generated colors from Step 2 to serve as the moodboard for your color palette, select a few colors that you really like. Play around with these and compose your own color palette. This may take a few minutes of putting a few colors in and swapping some back out but it will be easy as the colors are probably already very compatible with each other if you selected a photo that was pleasing to the eye.

This step is somewhat of a personal one so I can’t instruct you too much but only guide you. Play around with colors that resonate with you rather than what you think you should select because you simply won’t be happy. And keep in mind what you’ll be using these colors for and try to use the energy and personality of the project direct your choices as well. But most of all take the time to sit back and have some with it.

How To Use Photos You Love To Create an Amazing DIY Color Palette Series – Part 3 | Moments by Charlie | Blog | Art Fashion Lifestyle Photography | Made in Adelaide, Australia
How To Use Photos You Love To Create an Amazing DIY Color Palette Series – Part 3 | Moments by Charlie | Blog | Art Fashion Lifestyle Photography | Made in Adelaide, Australia
How To Use Photos You Love To Create an Amazing DIY Color Palette Series – Part 3 | Moments by Charlie | Blog | Art Fashion Lifestyle Photography | Made in Adelaide, Australia
How To Use Photos You Love To Create an Amazing DIY Color Palette Series – Part 3 | Moments by Charlie | Blog | Art Fashion Lifestyle Photography | Made in Adelaide, Australia
Remember, if you have used Color Palette Fx from Step 2 then it makes it really easy to swap colors in and out of your palette area.

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Step 3: Derive Your Own Color Palette

I’ve included some of the color combinations that resonated with me and the style of abstract art I had conjured up in my mind. When creating a color palette I always try to keep the kind of energy I want to create in mind. If you want something to be soft and muted you need to opt for colors that are similar in their tonal value. However, if you want your color palette to speak energy and vibrancy then you need to include some heavy contrasting of tonal values with some of your colors in the palette.

See you in Step 4!