It’s here! A new round-up of pastel colors! Spring has sprung. Dewey grass in the mornings. Tiny blossoms blooming. Birds are chirping. And with it all are the pretty colors nature has to offer. Get ready to see this month’s inspiration — 8 pastel color palettes inspired by flowers!
But first, let’s learn a little bit more about pastel colors. Pastels are soft colors that can be used for all kinds of designs. They’re not just for easter and babies. In fact, one of the easiest ways to use a pastel color is as a background color in your digital or print design project. Let’s examine pastels a little more in-depth so we can understand them from a technical standpoint.
Hue is another word for color. When it comes to pastels, you could say, cotton candy’s color, or hue, is pink.
Value measures a color’s lightness or darkness. Light colors have a high value, and dark colors have a low value. Therefore, white has the highest value of any hue, and black is at the opposite end. Since pastels are created by adding white to any hue, their value tends to be high.
Intensity describes how much pigment is in a color. If there is a lot of pigment in a color, then it’s more intense. Pastel colors, on the other hand, tend to be less intense than most other hues.
Tints are colors that are created by adding white. Pastel colors are considered tints. With enough white, you can basically turn any hue into a pastel.
Color theory behind pastel colors
If you want to learn a little more about the color theory behind pastel colors, then check-out our other blog post — 8 Pastel Colors Inspired by Nature.
Now that we’ve learned some more technical terms, and how pastel color palettes are made, it’s time for the inspiration reveal! Woohoo! 🕺 Without further ado, I present to you 8 pastel color palettes inspired by flowers! If you want to see more inspiration, check-out our Pinterest page. And speaking of Pinterest, remember to pin these and share away. Thank you world!
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