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 making those, I realized I could do more.
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 right along the top of the 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.
Curious? Grab a free copy of Issue 1 right here. Other issues are located below and in my Etsy shop.
Palette Club Issues
Special Edition: Pantone's Spring 2014 Colors
How does The Palette Club work?
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.
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. Special edition issues, like Pantone's Spring 2014 Colors, 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 an issue?
The cover page of each issue shows the color palette up along the top, so you know what colors I'll be working with inside.
Do you offer bundles of issues?
I have plans to offer bundles every five and ten issues. Keep an eye out as more issues hit my virtual shelves.
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.
Do you have a print shop where I can order a past print?
Not at this time, no.
I've got a question you didn't answer. How can I reach you?
You can reach me via the contact form below, or at info [at] brandigirlblog [dot] com.
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