Welcome to The Palette Club, a collection of color guides to inspire creatives, artists, and designers!
Prior to November 2013, The Palette Club was a monthly subscription of palette prints. Subscribers received three prints each month that were designed by me especially for them. As much as I enjoyed creating those prints, I wanted to shift the focus from the colors in the photos to using the colors themselves.
Up to now, I’ve shared hundreds of color palettes 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? And how do you know how much of each color to use?
With The Palette Club, I answer those questions.
Each 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.
My goals with The Palette Club are two-fold: one, to inspire your next color scheme, and two, to show you how flexible a single color palette can be. And while I intended these to be used by artists and creatives, anyone who works with color can find inspiration with them – think of your personal living spaces, your wardrobe, a wedding palette – there’s no limits here.
Palette Club Issues
Each Palette Club issue is sold separately, so you can buy just the issues that appeal to you. They are electronic PDFs available for immediate download once you complete your purchase.
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.
Absolutely! That’s exactly why I created The Palette Club, to serve as color inspiration.
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.
I have plans to offer bundles every five and ten issues. Keep an eye out as more issues hit my virtual shelves.
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.
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.
Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax, per state rules.
Not at this time, no.
Do you have a question I didn’t cover? Send me a note in the form below, and I’ll be happy to answer it!