Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 3 of 4: Hot Color Combinations

A hot combination is to include brights into a palette of neutrals.

Peach, toupe, pale mauve with rich brass and coppers. 2005 will see more bronzes and coppers. Meanwhile, 2006 will see a marriage of silver and gold.

A lot of yellows. Especially olives, darker greens, and bronzes.

Side note: here’s a page with links to download the Spring 2005 “exclusive swatches palette” from the magazine design weblog. I like how they make such a big deal because it’s “exclusive.” Uh yeah, any bloke can download this. Big deal.

So, in honor of their EXCLUSIVE swatches palette, I’m offering the palettes Leatrice mentioned in her talk. Here they are as a LIMITED TIME EXCLUSIONARY swatches palette. Oh wait, I didn’t make this palette yet. Soon. Very soon.

Source: 11/17/2004 talk by Pantone Insitute Director Leatrice Eiseman at a Unisource/International Paper breakfast

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