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 great designers that have used one familiar colour and have built different swatches around that colour - the central colour is Emerald, which is Pantone’s colour of the year 2013.
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!