The month of February includes several potential themes you can draw from for selecting colors for websites, postcards, advertisements and other designs. Holidays such as Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, plus the lingering winter chill for many, lend a variety of potential “in-season” hues for February. Try one of the following 10 fantastic color palettes for February on your next project.
Banana yellow and deep maroon add contrast to this palette’s romantic shades of pink and red. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day greeting card design.
Earthy tones match the colors of this palette’s namesake, February Forest; and are set off by a touch of pink, which might symbolize early buds or the pink sky at dusk.
A sweet palette accomplished by the combination of pastel pink, purple and orange, this would make an ideal palette for a Valentine’s Day design.
This fun and lively palette, energized by enamelware blue and terra rosa red and balanced by earth tones, is a great fit for the holiday.
The traditional gold, green, and purple of Mardi Gras are represented in this festive color palette. This palette would be perfect for a Mardi Gras poster, flyer or mini-website.
Another color palette dedicated to Groundhog Day, this one less festive and more symbolic of the weather. It would make a great palette for a background, and if you add a splash of color you can make your design subject stand out.
I live near a large Midwestern lake, and February finds our lake full of Canadian geese. This color palette is aptly named for its representation of the season. I think it would make a great palette for a seasonal beer or wine bottle label.
This bright color palette could easily be used in Easter promotions as well as the Mardi Gras festival it’s named for. It’s an attention-getting palette that would make a great greeting card or flyer.
So many Presidents Day designs are dominated by bold hues of red, white and blue. This color palette presents a pastel take on those colors and can lend a touch of elegance to your Presidents Day designs.
A color palette for a day that doesn’t exist is accordingly created with dark, murky, mysterious colors; the type of hues one might find in a surreal painting.
Author’s Bio: Brian Morris writes for the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. PsPrint is an online commercial printing company. Follow PsPrint on Twitter @PsPrint and Facebook.