Type of site
|social network service, Blog|
|Created by||Darius A. Monsef IV|
|4,077 (April 2014[update])|
Colourlovers (styled COLOURlovers) is a social network service, blog, and international creative community that focuses on color inspiration and color trends for both personal and professional creative projects.
The colors, palettes, patterns and shapes on Colourlovers are created by a community of members using tools on the website. As of November 2015, over 4.4 millions of its members have created more than 8.29 million colors, 3.95 million palettes, 5.02 million patterns and 472,918 pattern templates. There are about one million visitors each month.
Color of the year
Each year since 2010, in the members of Colourlovers have voted in February of each year for their favorite colour created by themselves during the previous year, which is designated as the "Colour Lovers Colour of the Year". For example, in January 2010, all the colours created in the previous year between February 2009 and January 2010 were voted on to determine which one was the favorite colour of 2010.
The results of each year's vote are shown below. So far, there seems to be a predeliction by the members in favor of reddish colors.
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- "Using ColourLovers.com for inspiration". Lynda. lynda.com. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Color Inspirations eBook". mydesignshop.com. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "COLOURlovers.com home page". Retrieved 2015-11-30.
-  COLOURlovers.com Press Release
- Woodward, Steve (April 24, 2008). "ColourLovers.com brings fame to Lake Oswego man". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
- "COLOURlovers Raises $1 Million To Make Everyone An Artist". 3 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
- Darius A. Monsef IV (July 12, 2011). Color Inspirations: More than 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the Colourlovers.Com Community. Portland, Oregon. ISBN 978-1-60061-945-8. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- Colour Lovers (Colour Sunny Orange was formulated on 16 December 2009):
- Colour Lovers (Colour Go Bunny Go was formulated on 10 January 2011):
- Colour Lovers (Colour Shock Me, Yess!! was formulated on 7 January 2012):
- Colour Lovers (Colour New Beginning was formulated on 10 January 2013):
- Colour Lovers (Colour Middle-earth was formulated on 1 January 2014):