Color Palette of the Day #001: “Chill Primavera”

Welcome to the first installment of Color Palette of the Day. Despite its name, this series will not be a daily occurance. I will post to this new series each time I create a color scheme I enjoy – and apply a palette of that scheme to some work. These posts will have three parts:

  1. Palette name explanation
  2. The color palette with hexadecimal color information
  3. An example of the color scheme “in action.” This won’t always be the work from which the palette was created, since oftentimes this work is not publicly shareable during the time of the posts. However, I will try to retroactively add the work as it becomes shareable.

Palette name explanation: Chill Primavera

This color palette reminds me of the part of springtime when the sky is very blue, the trees are budding, and the summer warmth is starting to emerge. Imagine enjoying a relaxing afternoon on a porch that overlooks a lush meadow. I originally chose “porch primavera,” but switched to “chill primavera.” Porches conjure a relaxing image for me, and the word “patio” reminds me of Home Depot – not relaxing. However, I am settling on “chill primavera” in the hopes that most people understand “chill” in the relaxing late springtime vibes that are intended.

Chill Primavera color palette

Chill Primavera in action

This first image below is not using today’s color palette. It is a map (well… maps) that I made as part of Daniel Huffman’s map projection trading card collection project. The card/projection that I contributed was the Equadistant conic projection.

Below is a quick application of the colors to the map above. The design was rendered with some shadowy effects, but I toned the rendering down a little (compared to the original version above), so that the color palette choices shone through a bit more. I chose the BACBB2 green from the palette, which has completely changed the ‘attitude’ of the map. This is one of the fun and interesting parts about color palettes; we all can draw from the same palette, but with various applications and volumes of each color. Adding rendering and other parts of our unique styles will further spur even more wonderful and new creations. I’m looking forward to sharing the actual project from which this new palette was imagined — doing so will serve as a useful example of how variable the same palette can be applied for different moods, attitudes, and emotion.

Now I invite you to give it a try! Can you find a current or past design to test the chill primavera palette?

Happy coloring!