Christmas time. The most wonderful time of the year and the perfect time to make a great graphic design for the holiday season full of love and cheer.
One of the first steps to a great design is deciding on your color palette. Your Christmas color palette need not be the traditional red and green that can be a bit of a loud combination. When you want a modern blend of colors that can perfectly represent the Christmas spirit, you want colors that will look clean and sleek while still embodying the warmth and joy of the holidays.
Modern Christmas palettes aren’t loud a portray more of the softness of the season. After all, you have a warm fire in the living room, not light up fireworks for Christmas.
The traditional red and green make the cut, but to update those colors for your palette, go for the tints. Tints of red and green dominate your palette, usually with one dark shade to add some boldness. To tie it all together, add one neutral color like slightly off-white, a warmer tan, or a cooler grey. It all depends on what direction you want to go.
You can choose to do one dark shade and one tint each for red and green, then one neutral color to complete your palette.
Christmas time also usually means the warmth of the fire or warm home-cooked meals cooked together in the kitchen. To add some warmth and a little something different to your palette, you can go for the colors you usually see crackling in your fireplace. A happy orange or a warm pastel yellow can add a nice twinkle or magical streak to your palette. Modern palettes can also mean a little more minimal, like using several tints or shades of one color, then adding white and one color on the opposite side of the spectrum.
In this one, we use different colors from the green family, add white, and then pick from the opposite side of the color wheel and go red.
Armed with a modern Christmas palette, you can surely make a graphic design that showcases the things you love about Christmas- warmth and happiness surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones.
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