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Happy Valentine's Day! Color Palette Inspirations

" 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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