We all have to admit that social media is, sometimes, a good tool to learn some new tricks for design. On TikTok, there are lots of color palette tricks that are enjoyable to watch. There are a lot of web designers and developers who use social media platforms to share their knowledge with their colleagues. It could be to inspire, educate, and even market themselves to clients. Although we will not really learn all the nitty-gritty (you have your experiences to account for that), social media is a place where we can learn about tips and tricks other designers do in their projects. We can take this new knowledge and develop them further to make it our own.
We live in the day and age where we have all the tools available for us to create designs and art for our work. A lot of times, we collaborate with clients who have visions for their requirements but turning these into reality can be a challenge for us. And the challenge begins with the color palette. We deal with this every day, and we need easy hacks that will make our work easier for us. Thankfully, there are color generators available now. If you don’t want to download that, you can use your regular image editing software to create gradients and palettes for you.
Your aesthetic on social media tells so much about your taste, and believe it or not, designers can create color palettes out of the photos we posted on these platforms. How is this useful for us? Well, if you have a client that is asking you to collaborate to create a brand, heading over to their social media pages can tell you so much about them. It will help you make a logo or brand palette that is personal and reflects their personality.
There are so many tips and tricks out there that are used by our fellow designers in different parts of the world. And, fortunately, a lot of them are willing to share their knowledge. Or, if you have a trick up your sleeve, why not share it with the world too? We all spend so much time browsing social media anyway, why not browse content that is relatable to our work, right? Here are some great examples of cool color palette tricks designers have shared on TikTok:
Color Gradient Trick via Illustrator
Creating a palette from a photo
An Instagram color palette for you
Font color tricks
How to pick a brand color scheme
Procreate color palette from images
What to avoid
Sets for inspiration
Color schemes generator
From your mobile
Color palette websites
DIY your own color palette
Color palette websites 2