Inspired by Colour 1st Edition
This regular blog series gives you a dose of ‘colour first’ inspiration. All of these brilliant creations have one colour in common – this edition, it’s Emerald, Pantone’s colour of the year 2013. Below you can see a whole range of designs which share that colour, and take inspiration from the swatches that other designers have created.
Building swatches is often one of the more enjoyable aspects of starting a fresh project. Whether you specialise in graphic, web, UI or illustration, creating the right colour palette is absolutely crucial to making your designs beautiful. More than that, colour theorists have long contested the importance of colour for ease of navigation, functionality and communication. I’ve scoured the web, and found some awesome designs that share one familiar colour, and then put together a HEX colour palette for you to try out at the bottom of the page.
“City-Velodrome” by Guilherme-Henrique
“Evick Agency Pattern” by Evick Agency
“Faces” by Sasha Vinogradova
“Holiday Card” by Diego Diaz
“Lighthouse” by James Word
“Logo” by Antid
“M is for Mollie Ross” by Mike Ivanchyshyn
“The Princess Bride” by Steph Devino
“Survey App” by Mr. UX
“O is for Ostrich” by Nate Perry
“User Details” by Ionut Zamfir
“Head” by Joshua Gille
“Plan B” by Damasso
If you’ve have been inspired to work with this posts featured colour, I’ve made it easy for you to put your swatches together based on the ones used in the above designs. Here are the HEX codes for some of my favourite pairings. Enjoy!