One of my goals for this year was to create a signature color palette. And I'm happy to say that I have my colors chosen! I started out with a few colors that I love, and added on, considering the types of things that I work on, and what types of hues I would need. This was my first grouping:
The brights are my favorites. I just love their springy-ness. I can see using these in a lot of ways. Essentially, it's a rainbow, but in specific tints. But there are still plenty of times when these wouldn't work. So I took this palette and made two more:
Now I've got three separate palettes to work with, and each has its own character and feel. I love that. But here's the best part. Because these additional palettes are based on the original, you can put them all together:
Yes! 23 colors and I can mix and match them as I need. I do almost all of my work in Adobe Illustrator, so I created the palettes there, and saved them so that I can pull up my new signature colors any time. Now my next step is to get an accurate print of these, and go find all of the DMC floss colors to match!
Oh, and I'm still keeping myself open. If something comes up that needs a different color, I can use it. Or if I find that I need to adjust some of these, I'll do it. But having this guide to work within is so wonderful.
What do you think? Did I choose the right colors for "me"?