Canva

UPDATE: 2/12/2020: Reader Bethany found the color wheel tool link. I tested and you can make the same images I did at that location.

Canva Analgous Color Palette
Canva Analgous Color Palette

I found Canva, because the company has suddenly come to the attention of the company for which I work and they are worried.

Canva is described as “…a graphics design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.

Canva Triadic Color Palette
Canva Triadic Color Palette

Ostensibly I went to check it out for work, but really I wanted to see what it could do for this blog and my quiltmaking. You can sign up for free and use a seemingly full featured product. I spent time making color palettes. The system works by dragging circles around a larger circle. The system is really easy to use and I could have spent all day on it.

Canva Tetradic Color Palette
Canva Tetradic Color Palette

The colors in Canva were super bright. It could be that I was choosing the brighter end of the spectrum. I do like the Triadic Color Palette. That palette could be a quilt in my future.

I tried to stay within the same realm. My method was to use that turquoise blue in all of my palettes. They all sort of go together.

Canva Complementary Palette
Canva Complementary Palette

The tetradic palette is interesting because of the green the system chose. It is different than the green in the Triadic Palette.

The Complementary palette looks like the modern Christmas palettes that are very common. It kind of looks like the colors in my Stepping Stones #2 quilt as well.

Canva Monochromatic Color Palette
Canva Monochromatic Color Palette

I have posted these backwards, because I wanted you to look at the more complex palettes first. I do like the monchromatic palette, however. It is subtle and makes me think about the blue quilt for which I am still hunting and gathering.

I would love to play around with this tool more. The sad part is that I can’t find it again. I did find a color palette generator that will generate a palette for you from a photo. This is similar to the Palette Builder at PlayCrafts. The other parts of the Canva site seem to require a login and I don’t think I had to login to play around with this palette tool. Oh well. I’ll update you, if I find it again.

 

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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