30 Wintry Color Palettes for Graphic Designers

December 2, 2012

When the weather turns cold, the graphic design business starts heating up with work for Black Friday, Christmas, and Hanukkah in the form of greeting cards, posters, web ads, flyers, catalogs, postcards and more. The trick to a successful winter holiday marketing campaign lies in first commanding attention, but all too often designers fall back on the same winter hues. That strategy won’t help you stand out from the crowd. Instead, try incorporating the following 30 creative wintry color palettes into your graphic designs. Each maintains a decidedly winter theme, yet incorporates a contrasting color hue or two that make them perfect palettes to grab customer attention with holiday marketing.

1.  Sugar Cookies and Snow by webseitler

Palette Sugarcookies & Snow COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-28-53  

2.  Snowman Massacre by artseykerley

Palette snowman massacre. COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-29-38  

3.  Butterfly Winter by ColourLover

Palette Butterfly Winter COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-30-22  

4.  Ladybug in Winter by xeenyth

Palette ladybug in winter COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-31-03


5.  Dear Santa by bianka

Palette Dear Santa COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-31-49  

6.  Vintage Christmas Tree by ModMelon

Palette vintagechristmastree COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-32-25  

7.  Fiber Optic Angel by electroluv

Palette Fiber Optic Angel COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-33-00  

8.  Hand-Painted Dreidel by honeytree

Palette Hand-Painted Dreidel COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-33-35  

9.  Cherries In The Snow by amoursensible

Palette Cherries in the Snow COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-34-16  

10.  Winter’s Rose Garden by angelafaye

Palette winter's rose garden COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-34-53  

11.  Santa Toy Tree by kbarrett

Palette Santa Toy Tree COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-35-34  

12.  Happy Hanukkah by silver

Palette [VCC] Happy Hanukkah COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-36-10  

13.  Christmas Tree Fairy by Wordofmouse

Palette Christmas Tree Fairy COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-36-48  

14.  Ugly Snowman by ycc2106

Palette Ugly Snowman [CSL] COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-37-28  

15.  Winter Woods by undecided

Palette winter woods COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-39-10  

16.  Winter Sunshine by Pennington

Palette Winter Sunshine COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-39-49  

17.  Crystal Ice Palace by Skyblue2u

Palette Crystal Ice Palace COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-40-27  

18.  Wintertime by fruzsi

Palette Winter time COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-41-06  

19.  Winter Sunrise by ColourLover

Palette Winter Sunrise COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-41-47  

20.  Blurred Fun In Snow by hiyall

Palette blurred fun in snow COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-42-23  

21.  Winter Hot Cocoa by monasijoshi

Palette Winter Hot Cocoa COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-43-04  

22.  Winter Beach Kiss by smartalec

Palette Winter Beach Kiss COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-43-40  

23.  Winter Moonrise by sherrydee846

Palette Winter Moonrise COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-44-21  

24.  A Taste of Winter by karnoug

Palette A taste of winter COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-44-55  

25.  Snow, Lake, Ice by surpriseice

Palette Snow, Lake, Ice COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-45-36  

26.  Fox In The Snow by megalo

Palette Fox in the snow COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-46-11  

27.  Alpine Marsh by darkspectrum

Palette alpine marsh. COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-46-58  

28.  Fire In Ice by bahram

Palette Fire in ice COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-47-37  

29.  Winter Strawberries by g l e e *

Palette winter strawberries COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-48-32  

30.  Rudolph the Snowman by constantly

Palette rudolph the snowman COLOURlovers - Google Chrome_2012-11-14_12-49-08

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

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