Instagram May be my favourite colourful waste of time
For the month of May’s Instagram shout-out, I want to share some of my favourite ways to waste time on Instagram. I think we all know its a bit of a time suck if you let it, and sometimes that’s exactly what I want it to do. I want it to whisk me away to another place or fill my brain with beautiful images. It not because I’m chasing the dopamine kick of getting a like, but I think it might be the equivalent of daydreaming. There are certain Instagram hashtags that I follow to get that little bit of Alice in Wonderland down the rabbit hole effect… Escapism in other words.
It’s well known that I’m a lover of colour so it’s probably no surprise that I’m a fan of the #abmlifeiscolorful hashtag. What I particularly like is that it isn’t genre-specific, it’s just a great catchall for colourful things and life that is colourful. With over 3 million images it has something for everyone and definitely plenty that catches my eye. From beautiful artwork and illustration, fabulous colourful homes, bright fashion and so much more.
Another favourite colourful hashtag is #accidentallywesanderson. As the uncrowned king of colour, the fictional worlds evoked in film by director Wes Anderson have such an arresting colour palette. In particular, his pastel-hues create dreamy sequences that could honestly believe that Willy Wonka had created them. My favourite being the tones used in The Grand Budapest Hotel totally nostalgic for another place in time, but one you can’t quite put your finger on.
I’m always in awe of people who can nail a #flatlay. It’s never been my forte even after taking the brilliant course by Emily Quinton of Makelight Studio.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s colourful Instagram accounts to find inspiration in. If you’ve got any favourites colourful Instagram hashtags that inspire you, I’d love to hear about them, so please drop me a comment below. Until next month have fun scrolling.