When I design for presentations, I sometimes, if not most of the time, run out of color ideas. I tend to stick to one color scheme for two different clients but have this fear of having them meet up and compare notes, saying, “Hey, you used the same designer!”
I have my trusty Color Harmony book, which is kind of old school, but still works. Or I just pick colors from the color panel and see which complements or contrasts each other.
One day, I decided to check out Pinterest. And boy, glad I did.
For the longest time, I considered Pinterest another Instagram or Facebook. I don’t regularly check my accounts on both sites so was not too eager to add another. Remembering passwords was another thing, though I keep using the same one for most of my accounts until it expires and have to create another, this time using a combination of numbers and capital letters. Ugh, not getting younger here…
Anyway, I created an account with them. First, you got to have an invite. Hmm, I sent a request to have them invite me. I felt like I was vying for attention… 🙂
I got an e-mail saying I was on their waiting list and will notify me as soon as I get a slot. Wow, I felt like I was eating in a famous restaurant…
Two days after, I was in. As soon as I logged in, and after setting up my preferred topics/categories, I was stumped with all the available references! So this is why it was an essential design tool! I started pinning whatever caught my fancy. I’ve made boards for design and color references, recipes, dogs, and books. I even found some tattoo references- need to add my ink, hehehe. Ooh, this is one site I will visit on a regular basis: essential and necessary.
I ❤ you, Pinterest!