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Happy Valentine's Day! Color Palette Inspirations

Artistic Inspiration

" Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." -- Albert Einstein. Just in time for Valentine's Day! Ideas abound for romantic color palettes. A holiday often celebrated with chocolate, flowers, candy, and cards, color plays in integral part to this tradition. From soft and romantic to spicy and daring, these palettes are sure to motivate your design creativity this February.

Be My Valentine

" Without Valentine's Day, February would be...well, January." -- Jim Gaffigan. Say it with a smile! Candy heart hues and sugary pastels influence this sweet color collection.

DE5038 Be My Valentine

DE5026 Crushed Berries

DEW379 Igloo

DE5632 Creamy Mint

DE5169 Glazed Sugar

DE5990 Amethyst Show

Love Letter

Saturated hues and a touch of sweet chocolate infuse this collection of colors. As American cartoonist Charles M. Schultz stated, " All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

DE5047 Love Letter

DE5061 Cupid's Arrow

DE5111 Rose Fusion

DE5132 Often Orange

DE5252 Sugar Glaze

DE6070 Chocolate Chunk

Love's Past

Vintage Valentine cards are sweet relics of Valentine's past. From cupid's arrows to cute children handing out candy, this color collection is retro-love.

DE5842 Light Azure

DE5846 Lapis

DEA150 Scarlet Past

DE5607 Garden of Eden

DE5253 Macaroon Cream

DE6110 Warm Hearth

Pretty in Pink

I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil." -- Ernest Hemingway. This soft, sentimental color palette is a love letter to Paris.

DE5023 Pretty in Pink

DE5062 Rosy Cheeks

DEW313 Early Snow

DEW399 Sentimental Pink

DE5570 Gardening

DEW395 Heirloom Shade

Country Charm

" It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book." -- Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945. Rustic elements layered with weathered hues forge this simple palette full of country charm.

DE5074 Charming Cherry

DE5069 Cherry Hill

DEW318 Cottage White

DE6096 Homestead

DEA153 Glitzy Red

DE6108 English Scone

Violet Kisses

As violets, orchids and plums have become prevalent in winter home and fashions, here we find trend-forward holiday inspiration.

DE5006 Plum Passion

DE5024 Violet Kiss

DE5492 Silver Fern

DEW300 Coy

DEC758 Cashmere

DE6314 Dark Pewter

First Crush

" The future for me is already a thing of the past /You were my first love and you will be my last." -- Bob Dylan, “Bye & Bye". Young romance plays muse to this softly layered palette of color.

DE5092 First Crush

DE5091 Just Pink Enough

DE5660 Mint-o-licious

DE6032 Hazelnut

DEW302 Romantic

DE5093 Rose Reminder

True Love

" Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." -- Maya Angelou. Saturated color steeped in tradition compose this richly layered palette.

DEA105 Cherry Bomb

DEA152 Deep Crimson

DEW344 Frosting Cream

DE6014 Dark Chocolate

DE5354 Honey Glow

DE5040 Lipstick

Happy Valentine's Day!

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