Inspiration

Mood Boards: Autumn Inspiration

Autumn is (finally really) here! Many celebrate this change in season with chunky sweaters, holiday music, and pumpkin-spiced everything (seriously, why is everything flavored with pumpkin?!).

At Hue & Tone, we like to celebrate fall with a little visual inspiration.  Lately, we’re craving rich tones, warm textures, and natural aesthetics.  Want to peak into our minds? Check out our collection of mood boards below:

Blue & Citrus

We’ve been seeing a lot of navy and coral lately. Teal and grey provide a refreshing update to this color trend.

 

Rustic Warmth

This chilly autumn air makes our hearts long for a log cozy cabin, campfires, and misty morning sunrises. 

MoodBoard-02.jpg

Flora & Fauna

A change in temperature justifies a Netflix binge. Princess Elizabeth’s visit to Africa on The Crown inspired this prim and natural color scheme.  

 

Desert Rose

These hazy muted colors and cacti imagery make us want to take a road trip to the South West.

 

Pomegranate Wine

We’re loving deep plum hues paired with rich neutral textures.

 

Vibrant & Crisp

Playful green hues paired with geometric patterns. 

 

Muted Sea

Calm blues and soft neutrals.

 

What are your favorite color combos? Let us know in the comments!  

The Big List of Icons

We believe that minimalist, clean design is here to stay. 

That means that sometimes the tiniest details can make an impact. We love using icons to add a special touch to our digital content.

To help you find some of the best icons out there, we’ve compiled a big list so that you don’t have to scour the Internet for free icons. Whether you need a new social media icon or even a quirky icon of a soft pretzel, we’ve got you covered. 

 

1. Long Shadow SOCIAL  |  Download

2. Social Media Hexagons  |  Download

3. Simple MedicaL Icons  |  Download

4. Minimalist Medical  |  Download

5. Simple Travel Icons  |  Download

6. Mountain + Explorer Icons ($8)  |  Download

7. World Monuments  |  Download

8. Summertime Icons  |  DOWNLOAD

9. Nautical Icons  |  DOWNLOAD

10. Weather Icons | Download

11. Succulent Icons | Download 

12. Eco Icons | Download

13. Tree Icons | Download

14. Credit Card Icons | Download

15. Shopping Cart Icons | Download

16. E- Commerce Icons | Download

17. Beauty & Fashion Icons | Download

18. Beer Icons | Download

19. Dessert Icons | Download

20. Glass Bottle & Cup Icons | Download

21. Food & Drink Icons | Download

22. Cooking Icons | Download

23. Graphic Design Icons | Download

24. Drawing Tools Icons | Download

25. Email Icons | Download 

26. Minimal Line Icons | Download

27. IOS7 Icons | Downloads

28. SEO Icons | Download

29. Retro Office Icons | Download

30. Furniture Icons | Download

31. Minimalist Furniture Icons ($13) | Download

32. Home Icons | Download

33. Library Icons | Download

Now that you have plenty of icons to get you started, have fun exploring! There are so many styles out there to suit just about every aesthetic. For more inspiration be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: 

Finding inspiration in Greensboro

We love Greensboro -- we often find ourselves stopping mid-step to snap a picture downtown or telling our friends about an upcoming event... and it’s all because Greensboro is a genuinely interesting place. With all of the history, parks, libraries, and murals in Greensboro it’s hard not to find something that will spark your creativity. We’ve picked out four places in the ’Boro that should be your first stop if you’re in need of a creative jolt. From murals and greenery to downtown shops, we’ve got it covered!

Elsewhere: A living museum set in a former thrift store, Elsewhere was just highlighted for having one of the world’s most unusual artist residencies. According to their website, “When you go Elsewhere, you enter the middle of an ongoing experiment of people, places, and things. We are constantly building, playing, trying, changing, inventing, and exploring new environments. Our artists, scholars, and creatives in-residence are excavating the past to design new futures. When you come to Elsewhere, you become part of this evolution.” This is a great place to go if you’re having a creative block. The giant array of artwork, artists, and creative energy is sure to spark a new idea.

Spring Garden Mural: These bright colors and unique patterns give Spring Garden a pop of color! But what really inspires us is the idea behind the mural -- members of the Greensboro Mural Project chatted with pedestrians in front of the wall to learn what issues mattered most to them. The Greensboro Mural Project is an arts organization that engages the people of GSO in the creative process of making a mural in their community. Their mission is to “make Greensboro a more colorful city.” Their work is scattered across Greensboro -- check out one of their pieces on Lindsay St., Friendly Ave, at the Interactive Resource Center, or Backpack Beginnings. Perfect if you need a little color in your life!

The Center City Park: A lot of times taking a break from your home or office can cause inspiration to strike! This park in downtown Greensboro is one the best places to go for fresh air. It’s lively, calming, and thanks to Action Greensboro something is almost always going on. With all of the events, food trucks, music, arts, and people around downtown is a great place to refresh.

The Forge:  A ‘makerspace’ (think coworking for craftsmen + craftswomen) located in Downtown Greensboro, The Forge just recently relocated to a new building more than twice the size of its old space. They strive to provide the community with inexpensive access to a workshop area and a collaborative space, with separate areas for advanced software development, digital design, textiles, woodworking, and more. Perfect for tinkers and innovators alike, this space provides access to advanced equipment and high-end technology that would be hard for an individual to afford. Tours are available, so stop in and get inspired by the innovation!

Inspiration can come from anywhere… especially in Greensboro! Where did we miss? What is your favorite place to find foodie, design or innovation inspiration in Greensboro? Let us know in the comments!

10 Pinterest Boards to Spark Design Inspiration

If you think Pinterest is just a site to find cooking recipes, think again!  Think of Pinterest as a site where at the click of a search button, you can find any and everything you’re looking for.  It's perfect for wardrobe tips, photo styling, and design inspiration (of course)!  We love to use Pinterest whenever we get stuck or need a little boost of creativity.

Need your own boost? We’ve picked out our top 10 Pinterest boards to spark design inspiration:

What boards do we need to be following? Leave a comment!