Choosing Color Combinations – Idée Labs

Frustrated with color combinations?

Need to get your creative mojo working?

Idee Labs “Multicolr Search Lab Flickr Set” extracts colors from 10 million of the most “interesting”  images on Flickr. Using visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by color.  Click up to 10 colors to search for images on Flickr.  You can also click the same color many times to increase its prominence.

Here’s an example of what you will get.

We chose eight colors from the color palette on the right hand side of the page, leaning heavily on blue.

Here we chose a monochromatic color scheme:

There are several pages in each search, so be sure to click “next” to see more.

Idee Labs has other useful ways to peruse Flickr for images. Using “Visual Search Lab” allows combining tags with a visual search  to return combinations of images.  “BYO Image” shows what any image resembles including your own images from an upload or an image found on the web.

~ by ginkgoglass on April 5, 2010.

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