Mood boards: Your one-stop solution in getting ideas and inspiration across
Often used by filmmakers, artists and designers alike, mood boards have been deemed crucial in lots of creation processes. They help content creators visualize their ideas and convince their clients. Simply relying on words (especially for idea pitching), can be quite challenging. This is where mood boards came in.
What is a mood board?
Mood boards, by definition, are a collection of visuals that are meant to convey a design concept. It can be referred to as a collage of all kinds of items which include; color schemes, patterns, fabrics, textures, images, fonts, and many others.
Objects selected for the mood board are used as an inspiration, a guideline for content creators to stick to during the creation process. A mood board can be helpful for just about anyone, not just for professionals! It is handy for bloggers and online creators too – as it really narrows down the content’s aesthetic.
Why should you use a mood-board?
Ultimately, a mood board can genuinely reflect the ideas you have in mind and ensure your creative pursuits reach the right demographic. It is free, quick, and easy to make. What’s more, you’ll indeed have fun while completing it.
For bloggers, mood boards guarantee that each piece of writing produced follows the theme you have set for your main page. Essentially, preventing you from going astray and ensures that your aesthetic concepts are uniform.
After all, too many different creative designs for one page can be overwhelming for the audience. A mood board can also be used for the following reasons:
1. Giving homage to your childhood favorites
A mood board can be just about anything. It can depict your interests, from the broadest to the most niche ones. It can be your favorite childhood books or your most adored franchised films – either way, don’t be afraid to unleash your passion on the subject.
Design your mood board according to what piece of media influenced you the most, and let your creativity soar. For instance, you can make Harry Potter-inspired mood-boards according to the houses’ aesthetic and color palettes. Be it for your blog or social media content, these mood boards are foolproof as they are highly relatable.
2. Finding a dreamy aesthetic
In utilizing mood boards, bloggers can find what exactly fits their tastes. In this case, if you are yearning for a soft, dreamy look, a pastel-themed mood board can really help you to stick with that.
Pastel palettes are great for content that is light and relaxing while at the same time depicting a soothing atmosphere for your target audience to enjoy. They are also suitable for the fashion-related range. More so if you happen to be into lolita or cottagecore.
3. Showcasing your music taste
For content creators passionate about music, mood boards can help you illustrate any kind of genre you have. If you are a blogger writing an appreciation piece on the types of music festivals you like, or perhaps for a specific band or albums, mood boards would be the perfect solution for that.
As each music genre has its own visual style, rest assured that the materials available for your music-inspired mood board will be endless. EDM music, for instance, would be perfect when conveyed in neon-bright tones (as seen above).
4. Finding your go-to color scheme
You can discover the color schemes that genuinely speak to you with mood boards. Monochromatic palettes are usually reliable for interior design inspirations. After all, they are colors derived from one hue, making them look harmonious and serene anywhere.
5. Illustrate your K-Pop love
Like many others, if you happen to get caught up in the K-wave (i.e., Korean wave) and are obsessed with K-dramas and K-pop groups, you can design a mood board inspired by them.
This is actually a popular trend among K-idol fans for quite some time. They tend to combine images of their favorite idols with pictures in the same shades and tones.
Create mood boards with Pixlr now
Now that you have gathered all the inspiration you need, why not head over to Pixlr and start designing? Better yet, if you are looking for more aesthetic concepts and inspiring designs, visit Pixlr’s official Pinterest account for a visual feast.