The Palette Club

What’s The Palette Club? It’s a collection of color guides to inspire creatives, artists, and designers.

See, I love color – maybe you can tell – and I love sharing color inspiration. Up to now, I’ve shared hundreds of color palettes on my blog that have jump started color schemes for artists. But what if that color palette isn’t exactly right for you? What if you like it, but there’s something about it that doesn’t quite work for your designs? How can you change it? What if you like to see options? And how do you know how much of each color to use?

With The Palette Club, I answer those questions.

The Palette Club comes in a bundle, so you’ll get a total of 8 PDFs: 7 individual color palette issues, and 1 BGB Spring 2014 Issue.

All together, that’s 265 pages of color goodness!

Each regular issue contains 25 pages where I explore a single color palette that I’ve created – you can see those colors on each issue’s cover page. I start by identifying the true hues of each swatch and any color relationships present. Then I take those colors and change them – lighten them, darken them, brighten them, and dull them. Then I mix and match the individual swatches to make four more color palettes that sing.

And finally, I take those palettes and show eight different proportions for them. Since you don’t always want to use each color equally, seeing them split into proportions can help you design by giving you a guideline to follow.

The special issue is a little different. Instead of showing options for a single color palette, I used my own Spring 2014 colors as the starting place. Then I put those colors together in fun combos, and split each palette into different proportions to help you design, just like a regular issue. The BGB Spring issue has 150+ duos and trios, 24 color palettes, and a total of 90 pages.

This listing is for a digital zip file that is available as an instant download, so there’s no waiting to dive into the color goodness. Once unzipped, each issue is a digital PDF that you can either read it on your computer, take it along on your iPad or tablet, or print it off – whatever works for you.

Price: $25

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How does the Palette Club work?

The Palette Club bundle comes in a zip file that is available for immediate download once you complete your purchase. Once unzipped, each issue is a separate PDF that you can read on your computer, or print off at your discretion.

What size are the PDFs?

Each issue is formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch (21.6cm x 27.9cm) computer paper, should you like to print the guides off at home.

As for file size, that will vary from issue to issue, with the average being around 4 MB once unzipped. Longer special edition issues will have larger file sizes.

Can I use these as color inspiration?

Absolutely! That’s exactly why I created The Palette Club, to serve as color inspiration.

How will I know if I'll like the color palette in the issue?

The cover page of each issue shows the color palette right on the front, so you know what colors I’ll be working with inside. There is a carousel of images at the top of the page that shows the cover pages of each issue inside the bundle.

Do you offer individual issues?

Not at this time. The Palette Club is only available as a bundle.

Does The Palette Club cover color theory?

No. While I do mention color relationships, a color theory staple, the focus of each issue is about color combinations and altering that issue’s colors. To learn more about color theory, check out my book Understanding Color: Color Theory Made Easy right here.

This wasn't what I was expecting. Can I get a refund?

Because each issue is a digital file available for immediate download, no, I’m sorry. To see what each issue is like before you buy, grab Issue 1, which is free.

Do I need a Paypal account to check out?

No. Paypal is my payment processor, but you don’t need to have or use a Paypal account to pay for your subscription. Just look for the “I don’t have a Paypal account” link on the checkout page in order to pay with a credit card.

Is there sales tax?

Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax, per state rules.

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