One of my favorite blogs to read in my spare time is Today I Learned Something. Every day the blogger posts something quick and short that is almost always incredibly interesting. The other day I was reading through some old entries and came across this one. After doing a little research on this amazing insect, I came across an article about them on Scientific American. Apparently these caterpillars come from a family of moths called Dalceridae, and the one pictured below was spotted in Cancun, Mexico. Check it out:
I was so enthralled with the amazing colors of this insect I decided to make it today’s color inspiration. Since clear isn’t exactly a color, I had to improvise with white.
Creating this palette was a little tricky. The warm orange and red felt very hot together, so I used a crisp white and gray to help cool it off. A dark green also helped to balance the palette’s temperatures. I love the result!
Since I personally prefer a cooler color palette, I would use the red and orange sparingly in small bursts and let the white and gray take center stage as primaries.