Warm Naturals Photo credit: Flickr/shutterbugamar.
Looking for something a bit blue?
You can give all kinds of water- or energy-saving tech that's fun to use and green.A range of lighter and darker shades makes it easy to combine any two or three of the colors and have them still complement each other.Gifts That Help Conservation, world Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club and many more will allow you to adopt an animal or buy gifts that benefit the organization and its conservation work.Garden Fresh Photo credit: Flickr/ccharmon Orange is often associated with energy, and what's more energetic than these two complementary orange tones?Maybe a childrens event poster or advertisement?Subtle Versatile Reminiscent of colors you might see decorating a beach house, this palette is slightly nautical, slightly faded and vintage, but the hues included here wont box you into a certain style.Theyre versatile and subtle: this color combination wont overwhelm your design.Pastel colors generally come across as pretty and delicate, so youll want to make sure your design calls for a similar mood if you want to use a color combination like this one.You can also make baking jars or homemade candy.
Seedlings, herb plants, a terrarium, tree planting kit or seed paper are all cool ideas.
Summer Sunflower Photo credit: Flickr/Tina This color combination has an outdoor feel to it, like a summer baseball game: you have the red dirt of the baseball diamond, the green grass in the outfield, the bright sun in a blue sky overhead.
Watery Blue-Greens, another winner for any brand looking to emphasise its eco credentials.
Theres enough contrast that you can choose a background color, a text color, and an accent color or two just from these four.
Get crafty with homemade candles, paper, lip balms, jewelry, photo prints or hand-knitted scarves.
Red says confident and powerful, while blue says calming and trustworthy.Just make sure that its okay that the overall effect of the design is a little loud, because like the graffiti theyre inspired by, these colors certainly arent quiet; theyre out to make a statement.Stylish Retro Photo credit: Flickr/Andy Rothwell The muted shades of this color scheme have a vintage vibe, with the light aqua and gold particularly being colors that were popular in the 1950s and 60s.Bold Basic White, black (or in this case, very dark navy red, and yellow is a very common combination.Summer Barbeque Photo credit: Flickr/Pink Sherbet Photography.The two blues balance the oranges, ensuring things don't get too crazy at this "pool party".Desert landscapes are full of dramatic contrasts, and so is this color scheme.Gifts That Will Help Cut Down On Waste.Know someone who is passionate about color?Timeless Nautical Photo credit: Flickr/Mirai Takahashi A classic combination: neutral navy and ivory play off the red and peacock blue in this combination that brings to mind the ocean and boating.These primary colors are ever-so-slightly muted, giving the palette a unique touch.Classic Metallics If you want a combination that says "tradition" or "trustworthiness look no further.The inclusion of a creamy neutral shade balances out the more colorful selections; you can use it as a background or base color and one or more of the others as tasteful accents.Shadowy Dramatic Here, the neon red plays off the earthy, muted towns of brown, slate and crepe.
Have a summer party invitation to design?
Pastels Photo credit: Flickr/Michael Stern Applications for a pastel palette will be somewhat limited designs having to do with Easter, spring, babies, or tea parties are pretty safe choices.