Saturday, December 20, 2008

#16: Yesterday Is The New Tomorrow

Hex color codes: #0B0B0B, #856E44, #EF5A2A

Warm taupe and soft red orange — anchored with black — can either be very retro, or very modern, depending on your point of view. Either way, it looks pretty cool.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

#15: I Don't Need Validation

Hex color codes: #151518, #DCCD97, #FFFFFF

When black and white are in the picture, any color can make a big impact — even a soft neutral one. This Musik am Bauhaus flyer is a perfect example.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

#14: Garden Oasis

Hex color codes: #20986A, #FC4930, #B0D87C

Feelin' fresh? Succulent hues of blue green and soft yellow green, with a punch of cactus flower red, are great for creating a lush, inviting and blissful atmosphere.

Monday, December 15, 2008

#13: The Surrealist

Hex color codes: #072E3F, #697374, #F85B86, #F2F2C0

A psychedelic combination of navy blue, slate gray and bubblegum pink makes for a striking color palette in this Radiohead tribute poster showcased on Surrealism suits Thom Yorke rather well, but then again we already knew that.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

#12: 1987 Saturday Fun

Hex color codes: #DA3F21, #008CA8, #EA6C30

Remember when Saturday mornings were about getting up early to catch Thundercats, Voltron and He-Man on TV? Today's color scheme of nostalgic red, blue and orange will bring you back to those weekend days of cartoons and endless possibilities. Who wants to build a spaceship?

Friday, December 12, 2008

#11: Sci-Fi-O-Rama

Hex color codes: #006E77, #BACB0B, #000000

Illustrator Kristian Donaldson, owner of, really knows how to use bold color to create a mood in his brilliant comic book-style illustrations. Highly saturated shades of greenish blue and yellowish green, offset by pure black, definitely grab your attention.

#10: This Is Just The Lobby

Hex color codes: #AAAA79, #CB3A16, #49492E

Light and dark shades of warm gray — with a punch of orange red straight out of a desert sunset — brings sophistication and savvy to the table in this color scheme.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

#9: Alone For The Holidays

Hex color codes: #442319, #CB482A, #842E1C

Break out the brandy and turn on the telly! The warm brown and mulled shades of earthy red in this color scheme will keep you hangin' on to your holiday spirit, even if your family and friends are seven states away. The brandy won't hurt, either.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

#8: We Do Important Things

Hex color codes: #FD5C0E, #0C2833, #58978F

Orange and navy blue are kind of an odd couple. They work together, but you get the feeling that they argue a lot behind closed doors. They're getting along rather well with the teal background in this photo by Richard Roche (Gentle Pure Space).

#7: Sweet Of You

Hex color codes: #B0CFC0, #FC5F32, #FC5F32, #E3D29A

A really cool knitted creation by Jess Hutchison. Baby blue against juicy hues of red and peach, offset by an earthy neutral tone. Nice.