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Inspired by colour #2

By Sam S November 20th, 2013

This regular blog series gives you a dose of ‘colour first’ inspiration. All of these brilliant creations have one colour in common – this edition, in order to conjure up images of warmer days past, and to prepare us for spring, it’s a warm, sunny yellow.

Below you can see a whole range of designs which share that colour, and take inspiration from the swatches that other designers have created around it.

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.

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!