Color Inspiration: 90+ Yellow Color Palettes

Color Inspiration: 90+ Yellow Color Palettes

Continuing on from our 130 Green Palettes, and since we're getting towards the end of our sunny summer... We looked through tons of great lover created palettes to bring you more than 90 yellow color palettes to help you share the last bit of summer color love. Some have lots of yellow... some have hints of yellow...

fuseboxinsides lemon pop

'Sup Buttercup? occupied in the day

Yellow Knight Summer Light

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Color Inspiraton from Coffee and Tea

Color Inspiraton from Coffee and Tea

There is a very clever mug that has been popping up on all my favorite sites lately (Neatorama, swissmiss, Gizmodo ). The MyCuppa "mugs to help you mix your favourite brew to just-how-you-like-it by matching the colour guide on the inside. Available in Tea or Coffee styles."

MyCuppa Coffe & Tea MugsMyCuppa Coffe & Tea Mugs

20 Coffee & Tea Color Inspired Palettes

Coffee House Ponders iced coffee and spri

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Colorful Commercial Work by Chuck Anderson

Colorful Commercial Work by Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is a very talented artist who creates colorful peices of art for some major clients and brands. He is one of the designers helping big company brands to embrace colorful designs. I've been watching Chuck for a while now and recently Smashing Magazine a great online design resource featured his work in Creativity Spark From Masters Of Illustration.

Just by looking at part of Chuck's impressive client list, we can see how big business is embracing big color... (Absolut, Adidas, Atlantic Records, Bacardi, Burton, Computer Arts, Dolce & Gabbana, ESPN Magazine, Fall Out Boy, Helio, Inc. Magazine, Microsoft, Nike, Nokia, NYLON Magazine, Pepsi, Reebok, Rolling Stone, Sony, Vans, Virgin Records, Warner Brothers Records, Wired Magazine)


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Colors of Religion:  Christianity

Colors of Religion: Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. They are named 'Christians' for their belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament, which is the first part of the Bible, and they see the New Testament, the second part, as the record of the Gospel that was revealed by Jesus. Throughout the Christian Scriptures color is used in descriptions, and looking at the recurring themes supplies a better understanding and insight to the principles of the religion.

black silhouetted tree   

Black has a powerful association with the negative aspects of human experience. Death, plagues, famine, disease, mourning, and sorrow all fall under black in description, whether it be the encroaching pestilent clouds or the ruin left behind. This is met with one exception pertaining to good health, which uses black to describe hair colour. Primarily, however, it is the colour of sin and judgment.

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The Colors and Tastiness of Chocolate

The Colors and Tastiness of Chocolate

Chocolate is a favourite treat for so many. It’s been called incredibly addicting and better than sex. Coming in the form of bars, truffles, and even drinks, chocolate has become the keystone in a sweettooth’s diet. Chocolate itself, milk or dark, has a wonderful range of rich browns. Sure, chocolate has vanilla in it, but what on earth is white chocolate?

The Other White Chocolate

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Colors of Religion:  Buddhism

Colors of Religion: Buddhism

The most prominent colour concept in Buddhism is that of the rainbow body, which is the highest level of meditative achievement wherein the body is transformed into pure light. The rainbow body is the highest achievement other than Nirvana, which is the essential end-goal for Buddhists. Since the "pure light" on the spectrum contains all colors, and is white, to possess a rainbow body means to possess all colors, and to do some means meditating on colors that embody specific teachings.

The Representative Colors in Buddhism

The principle colors involved in Buddhism are Blue, Black, White, Red, Green, and Yellow, and each -- except for Black -- are aligned to a specific Buddha.

row or turquoise stones

Associated with the Akshobhya Buddha and the healer 'Blue Buddha,' Blue represents tranquility, ascension, the infitine, purity, and healing. Over all, the colour represents wisdom, but light and dark blue have different meanings. The light blue that Buddhists meditate upon is said to be no better represented than by turquoise. It speaks of the limitless heights of ascension, but it is opaque as earth, holding the wisdom of the earth and sky within it. Simultaneously, it embodies the duality of living and dying. This colour change this stone undergoes -- from light exposure or skin oil -- is thus a reminder of human life. Wearing the stone is thought to give the wearer long life, and it is believed to absorb sin.

The dark blue is represented by lapis lazuli. For some time, lapis lazuli surpassed the diamond in value. The stone is a representation of all things pure and rare. The finest of the stones are visually comparable to the night sky alive with stars, and can be polished to possess high reflective quality. Where turquoise promises a safe journey and long life, lapis lazuli is considered a stone of great healing power, used when internal bleeding or inflammation has occurred, and to quell nervous conditions.

lapis lazuli stone necklaces
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Text Color Brain Teaser

Text Color Brain Teaser

Phillip Miller Eberz over at found this fun little color and text brain teaser posted on a middle school wall in Texas... He took the brain teaser and created a page that reloads a new assortment of colors and words on every refresh of the page. We created an example of the brain teaser below.

How far can you get without messing up?

This is based on a little brain teaser i found posted on a wall at Murchison Middle School, in Austin, Texas, USA. The point is to say the name of the color of each word, and not the color named by the word. So if you saw Blue you would say "Red". I strongly recommend you do this aloud in front of someone who can see the page and check you. You're likely not to notice when you make a mistake.


White Yellow Purple Red Gray Yellow Blue
Orange Pink White Red Gray Red Gray
Blue Purple White Blue Green Blue Orange
Blue Green Red Gray Green Yellow Orange
Pink White Orange Green Orange Green Pink
Yellow Blue Gray Green Red White Blue
Orange Blue Green Gray Blue White Purple
Orange Green Purple Orange Pink Blue Orange
White Red Green White Gray Pink White
Orange Red Purple White Purple White Purple

Click over to the The ColorText Brain Teaser to reload a new set of colors and words.

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Colored By the Many Folds of Washi

Colored By the Many Folds of Washi

Whether making one of a thousand paper cranes, blocking out the sun, or obscuring vision as panes in sliding shoji doors, washi is an incredibly flexible a type of paper used by the Japanese. Before going into it's extremely particular process involving winter's cold water, washi paper is made from rice or trees, and is impressive enough just on the surface with the patterns and colours chosen.

washi gift boxes   

From artistic creations to clothing, washi finds a home just about anywhere. While function seems to be the focus, the tougher-than-ordinary paper has worked its way into the pass-time that almost everyone knows -- origami. Origami came from the Chinese zhe zhi, but the most important thing is that both mean 'paper folding' as a whole, not a specific style. Typical origami paper comes in innumerable patterns and colours, from vibrant and busy to muted and solid. The largest origami crane had a wingspan of 78.19 m (256 ft 6 in). It was folded at the Odate Jukai Dome in Odate, Maebashi, Japan on 20-21 January 2001.

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Canada is Getting a Little More Colour Obsessed

Canada is Getting a Little More Colour Obsessed

Canada's leading national newspaper, the Globe and Mail published a wonderful story on COLOURlovers today and included coverage of some of our long-term lovers. Mark aka mravka was even featured in the photos for the article. I hope you give it a read and leave Rebecca a nice comment on her article.

Colour me obsessed by Rebecca Dube

At, those with a passion for pigment create hues, swap palettes and even fall in love

They argue the merits of teal versus aqua with a seriousness usually reserved for foreign policy debates.

They create colours with names such as "elle était belle" (a lily-pad green) and "deep tissue massage" (a brick red).

They have hundreds of names for beige.

They are the self-proclaimed colour addicts of, a social networking site for people who enjoy exploring and analyzing hues.
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Painter Mark Steven Ritter works in his apartment/studio in Montreal, Aigust 16, 2007. Mr. Ritter has used to create more than 1,200 palettes.
The Globe and Mail

Consider it a Facebook for the pigment-obsessed.

Since its launch in December, 2004, the site has attracted more than 20,000 members from around the globe, inspired home redecorations and website designs, and spawned real-life friendships and even one marriage.

If you've ever stared blankly at a display of paint swatches and wondered where to start, or despaired at finding a colour to complement the pink bathroom fixtures in your apartment, ColourLovers may be able to help.

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Globe and Mail: COLOURlovers Story

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Colors of the World’s Best First Class Experiences

Colors of the World’s Best First Class Experiences

Have you ever flown first class? Have you ever really wished you could? Well, the top ten from Forbes' World's Best First Class article seems to shoot down every actually-comfortable, well-padded seat I've walked past. From bed-chairs to private nooks, Heaven seems to recline at 40,000ft.

What are the Colors of a First Class Experience?

Taking a look at Forbes' Top Ten was almost like a journey itself, but not through airspace -- through color. The planes I've been on were all typically calming, hospital colors, but the concept photos from these airlines -- ranked tenth to first -- make me consider spending a little more money next time I fly, and a little more time shopping around, because all of the best colors are all around the world.


Qatar Airways

first class aboard Qatar Airways


Qatar First-Class

   qatar airways logo

Flying first-class here means access to a separate terminal in Doha that mimics a five-star hotel with several fine-dining restaurants, a medical center, and a spa with sauna and Jacuzzi. On board passengers get caviar service, full-size pillows, white linen mattresses, Australian wool blankets and Bulgari toiletry kits. The seats are 79 inches long, have 15-inch LCD screens and come with a 23-inch meal table that allows dining for two, just as in a restaurant.

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