spring surf

In my opinion, great design utilizes color palettes that bring an element of surprise to an otherwise proven combination.
Here, the surprise is a touch of yellow used in appropriate proportion with a set of breezy analogous colors.

image source PB teen.

Challenge: Use this island-inspired combination on a layout with a white background.

Even Better: Add a length of contrasting ribbon. You could try my favorite, black and white gingham!

I can’t wait to see your creations in the i Love Color Flickr gallery! Remember, you have until next Wednesday, March 31st (noon, pacific time) to upload your creation. Allison will post one lucky person Wednesday afternoon, who will receive FREE cardstock from Core’dinations!


  1. Beautiful combination! Makes me want to look out and see a beach and listen to the surf.

  2. I am really enjoying these commentaries on color! Especially your comment on the element of surprise and challenge to add a contrasting element. I am looking at catalogs in a whole new light!

  3. TracyBzz says:

    Aside from the yellow I LOVE these colours. These are my favourites. My home is filled with shades of green, purple, blue and brown.

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