Pinterest Mood Boards For Blog Design

I have been using Pinterest since last year, mainly for ogling at pretty stuff I see on the interwebs. This year, I decided to grow up and harness the full potential of Pinterest to benefit moi as a WordPress blog designer, and use it as a way of organizing my creative thoughts: through the creation of mood boards.

What are mood boards?

Mood boards are often used by graphic designers to enable a person to illustrate visually the direction of style which they are pursuing. However, mood boards can also be used to visually explain a certain style of writing, or an imaginary setting for a storyline. In short, mood boards are not limited to visual subjects, but serve as a visual tool to quickly inform others of the overall ‘feel’ (or ‘flow’) that a designer is trying to achieve. Creating mood boards in a digital form may be easier and quicker, but physical objects often tend to have a higher impact on people because of the more complete palette of sensations physical mood boards offer, in contrast with the black & white or color-prints of a digital mood board. {Wikipedia}

I found that having access to clients’ Pinterest mood boards gives me a very clear idea of what that particular client wants for a blog design. It makes the creative collaborative process go faster and even more smoothly, and while describing a vision in words can be helpful, seeing the ideas laid out in front of you in all its visual glory takes the cake.

If you’re a blogger or small business site owner who is thinking of having your WordPress site redesigned, creating a Pinterest mood board will help you construct a descriptive motif with which your ideal design will be centered on. You can add typography, color, or any imagery which you believe best represents your ideas. It’s very easy to add, edit and delete pins on Pinterest, and there are a bazillion images in and outside of Pinterest so you’re 100% sure to come up with a mood board that is right on the money.

Ready to start?

How do you create a mood board?

Here’s a sample mood board from us -> The Mood Board Project

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