A moodboard is a collection of images, words, colors, and anything that represents the emotion and tone of your project that you would like to create. Around here, we love to use them in helping to come up with the vision of clients’ websites to be sure that we are on the same page of the desired aesthetic for the entire duration of the project.
When it comes to finding the inspiration, your options are endless!
Here are 8 different places you can go to gather inspiration for your moodboard:
What can I find here?: ANYTHING!
Images, words, fonts, colors, patterns and more. Pinterest is a one stop shop for inspiration. Once you start pinning, you may see a theme to your pins and you can start searching for more specific images.
What can I find here? : Anything!
Follow accounts that post images that inspire you and save them in your account. This can be words, quotes, or a caption. Browse through hashtags that describe your theme.
What can I find here? Fonts
There are fonts that make you excited or feel more connected to the brand you are looking at. You have probably experienced it before when a font feels cold or not right versus one that you aren’t sure why, you just like them. Look for fonts that you connect with! Canva and Adobe Fonts has a long list of fonts to try out in a sample document. Download or screenshot any images of fonts that you connect with.
What can I find here?: Images or Color
Download or Screenshot the image that shows what you want others to feel in your brand.
What can I find here?: Colors
Use this tool to put different colors together into a palette. It will create a sample palette. You can save a color you like or continue to have it create new palette for you
What can I find here? Words (**This is something many people forget when creating their moodboards)
Words or quotes can also inspire us into a certain state or mood as well. Write down words that you find and place them into your moodboard.
What can I find here?: Anything!
Sometimes we can get trapped in looking for inspiration online. Take a walk past that vintage car that catches your eye every day, the pattern of a certain tree trunk, or the pink of the sunset. Grab a photo and add it as well!
What can I find here?: Whatever comes to mind
Don’t forget that if you are envisioning a certain piece to your moodboard, you can draw this as well to be added.
Moodboard inspiration can really be found anywhere! These are a few places you can go that are full of content, depending on what you are looking for.
If you ever need help designing your moodboard, check out our blog on How to Diy Your own moodboard.