color palettes

November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of the most colorful holidays: deep reds, oranges, yellows and browns from fallen leaves; the greens of a bountiful harvest; the reds of cranberry sauce and all the colors of a...

October 6, 2014

Orange and black are the colors traditionally associated with Halloween, but that doesn’t mean your Halloween designs are limited to two colors. In fact, many different colors can be used to forge...

September 10, 2014

What colors do you associate with going back to school? The green (or black) of a chalkboard? Your school colors? Today’s schoolchildren might better related to multi-colored marks on dry erase...

May 1, 2014

Does Mother’s Day have a traditional color palette? I don’t think so. Unlike Halloween with its black and orange, Christmas with its green and red, and Valentine’s Day with its reds and pinks,...

April 7, 2014

Quick, what colors define Easter? If you’re like most of the rest of the universe, you immediately thought of pastels. Pastel pink, green, blue, purple and yellow represent innocence and new birth...

February 5, 2014

If you’re charged with designing a sexy Valentine’s Day greeting card, flyer, catalog or advertisement, you know you need to make your design stand out from the competition. Every designer wants...

December 16, 2013

What are your favorite Christmas colors? When most people think of colors for Christmas, red and green instantly come to mind. They are the traditional Christmas hues, after all, but you can craft...

December 2, 2013

Whenever I see an article about new color trends, I have to wonder whether the author has really observed the stated trends or whether their predictions are really just promotions for certain...

October 10, 2013

Halloween is my favorite holiday. There are no gifts to worry about or uncomfortable family get-togethers (who wants to listen to Uncle Bob and Aunt June argue while 15 kids scream in the next...

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