Navy and Green Patterns and Backgrounds

Navy and Green Patterns and Backgrounds


Are you completely addicted to blue and green colors? I love the idea of combining these two colors and if you do too, here are some backgrounds and wallpapers from Subway Party I know you'll enjoy using. These patterns feature a variety of nautical elements including compasses and anchors, as well as chevron designs.

Navy and Green Nautical Patterns

 

Blue and Green Anchor Patterns

 

Blue and Green Golf Patterns

Blue and Green Dots and Stripes Patterns

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Colorful Saree Fabrics

Colorful Saree Fabrics


One of the places I have seen the most unique color combinations in fabrics was India. The saris there are absolutely gorgeous, and designers come up with the most interesting and unique color combinations and fabric choices. I wish I could wear a color saree everyday, because of their comfort and colorful styles.

Check out some of these amazing saris that feature unique color combinations for your inspiration. If you create any palettes based on these gorgeous outfits be sure to include a link at the bottom.

I hope you've enjoyed these colorful patterns and fabrics, if you're looking to add similar patterns to your digital designs check out these awesome products from Creative Market:

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Seamless: Millions of Wallpapers in Your Pocket

Seamless: Millions of Wallpapers in Your Pocket


We sure do love it when people do cool things using the COLOURlovers API. The latest awesome creation to hit your iDevice is an app called Seamless.

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This delightful new app uses the Creative Commons wallpapers from the COLOURlovers community, giving you access to over 3 million wallpapers, right in your pocket. They've been adapted specifically for your device and presented beautifully within a delicate and detailed design. Just take a look at the lovely UI:

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Colorful Turn of the Century Japanese Designs

Colorful Turn of the Century Japanese Designs


I know what you're probably wondering...turn of what century? Well these particular designs come from a magazine published in 1901 and 1902 called Shin-bijutsukai.

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This magazine was a monthly publication featuring "various designs by the famous artists of to-day," and as you can see, the pages are filled with wonderful colors and trippy patterns. I don't know about you, but after looking at all of the nature elements in these designs, I feel like going for a jaunt in the park.

  

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Festive & Fun Holiday Patterns

Festive & Fun Holiday Patterns


As we ease into the holiday weekend, it's starting to feel more festive than ever. Around this time, some people like to drive around and look at Christmas decorations. Internet nerds like myself like to browse around and see what awesome things people are creating online.

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When it comes to holiday patterns, there's lots of goodies to be found. Patterns are especially fun because you can use them as wallpapers or backgrounds or, heck, even as your own gift wrap. Some of these are just great inspiration, others are great foundations for your own designs, and all are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Agente Xmas Pattern by Vladimir Gorz & Xmas Pattern by Greg Christman

 

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12 Cute & Colorful Design Creations

12 Cute & Colorful Design Creations


It's only been a couple weeks since we opened the doors at Creative Market and we couldn't be more excited at the amount of amazing design content coming in from our sellers every day. We're so proud of the hard work people have been putting in to their shops and the sheer variety of goods they're producing.

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Given our affinity for all things color, it's no surprise that quite a few colorful creations have caught our eye. From vectors to branding kits to patterns and more, here's just a small selection of the colorful design goods to be found in the marketplace.

Milkman Family by Haäfe & Haph

Milkman

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Colorful Modern Art by Andy Gilmore

Colorful Modern Art by Andy Gilmore


I posted one of Andy Gilmore's pieces on the COLOURlovers Facebook page a few weeks back. While digging deeper into the site, I found myself in awe over every single piece. I don't have enough space to feature them all on this blog post, but I would highly recommend checking out his entire collection of work if you are as impressed as I am by this small feature.

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Creating magazine covers is nothing new for Andy. He shows plenty of them in his body of work. I do however remember this Wired issue which I thought was great when I saw this. Opposite of Wired is the cover he created for the New York Times Key Magazine.

Here are a series of excellent pieces using bright colors and some very modern shapes.

 


Source for all images: Andy Gilmore

What do you think of this art? Would you use these patterns on something fun such as your iPhone case or throw pillows? Let us know what you think.

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A Collection of Colorful Goods For Your Kitchen

A Collection of Colorful Goods For Your Kitchen


Uniting all dish towel lovers for this post. If you're not a fan of awesome dish towels, it will suffice if you are a fan of really cool patterns printed on textiles. If you haven't checked out the online shop Leif, make sure to do so. They have some incredibly unique and really cool stuff on their website from decor accessories, paper, candles, and much more.

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I found a fun collection of items that are sure to spruce up any kitchen quite fast. The paint chip placemat is a perfect addition to any table. And, it comes in different colors, so you can mix and match or just play it safe with one color all around.

Leif definitely covered all the popular patterns of the moment in their textiles section of this online shop. Houndstooth is becoming an increasingly popular option, and I think this design and color palette would surely brighten up any room, don't you?

Cityscapes! Talk about a different take on a cityscape. Great addition to my tea towel collection.

I love the bright colors in this lattice design. This might just be my favorite, if there was a way I could choose a favorite.


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And just for fun, I love their take on bottles that we have all the time in our home anyway. These vases were created from dish detergent and yogurt bottles. Awesome.


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Which pattern your favorite? And do you love these vases? Now it is your turn, create some fun palettes from these cool dish towels.

Comment to let us know your thoughts and make sure you pin your faves!

 

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Pattern Spotting: Honeycomb

Pattern Spotting: Honeycomb


We have seen geometric patterns inundate our homes, our decor and our style. It is not to say that Moroccan prints or chevron is out, but it is time to make a little space for a new pattern coming up on the horizon. Honeycomb. And if you are still skeptical of letting another pattern into your life, here are some awesome ways to add subtle touches.

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Chicken wire is made in a honeycomb shape, which happens to be both stylish and practical. (Who would even thought the day would come where we would be saying chicken wire is stylish?) In the above DIY, you can make any frame a place for hanging vases and fresh flowers belong.

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Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore

Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore


When deciding to paint a room we tend to have a heck of a time picking that perfect paint color. But some crafty people took it a step further using paint chips as inspiration for a paint replacement. Beyond that, there are some crafty ways to reuse those billion paint swatches you are left with once you finally pick your perfect paint color. Here are some quick tricks, easy DIYs, and all around great ideas inspired by paint chips. For lots more paint chip ideas, check out our Pinterest board.

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If you are looking for the perfect way to create a statement piece in your house, and you are a lover of color, this might just be the perfect thing. And the best part is, the cost is extremely low (depending on how many paint chips you can get from your local paint shop).


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