Picking a color palette can create presentation design stress. Are you certain which colors look good together? Do you know what should be the predominant color? How about picking the accent colors? You don’t have time for a course in color theory. You need help quickly.
A never-fail suggestion is to look at photos, paintings, posters, even your favorite outfit. The palette has been selected for you by an expert. An outdoor photo, like Lucia’s, is especially intriguing as the color selection has been made by the true expert: nature. Why not borrow from the best.
Finding your palette in a nature photo
You can see the colors I’ve pulled from her photo. They all have a tone, richness and harmony that create a mood and backdrop suitable for a corporate presentation. They are not loud or mawkish. They are warm and powerful. And they are unusual and uniquely yours. The wrong colors can undermine and conflict with your message. The right colors, like any good design choice, can strengthen your audience engagement and increase your authority.
I like the color palette that Susan extracted from this photo. I especially like the subtle colors she was able to glean from this scene. It never ceases to amaze me how looking at a picture of nature can help you come up with elegant color ideas for your design.
Now for a little background
As for this scene, it was the colors that attracted me. But I remember having trouble capturing this photo because I wasn’t satisfied with many of the angles I found to include the bridge. Eventually I did find a way to balance the bridge and the trees. The curve in the lower right corner was a bonus. It works as an anchor for the whole scene.
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