2013 National Stationery Show – Colors Part VI – Combining Colors into Palettes

My final post on NSS color themes explores how folks combined on-trend individual colors into fresh, vibrant palettes.

Up With Paper’s Parisian Pop-Up Notepad combines taupe, aquas, and chartreuse and olive greens in a perfect little place for jotting notes.

Up With Paper Paris Pop-Up Notepad

Up With Paper Paris Pop-Up Notepad

This handsome letterpressed rooster from Ilee Papergoods combines turquoise, tomato red, and a dark blue that walks the line between teal and navy, as well as two other colors that were in good attendance this year: true orange and sunny yellow.

Ilee Papergoods rooster birthday card

Ilee Papergoods rooster birthday card

1canoe2’s oversized calendar makes use of chartreuse, charcoal, pale aqua, and another rising star—rosy coral—on its pages.

1canoe2 oversized calendar

1canoe2 oversized calendar

Navy-teal, shades of aqua and turquoise, and tomato red make a striking summery statement in Waste Not Paper’s Nautical products, designed by the fantastic folks at Paper Source.

Waste Not Paper Nautical producs

Waste Not Paper Nautical products

Moglea’s pretty cards take great advantage of white space—and, chartreuse, turquoise, and taupe.

Moglea cards

Moglea cards

Tomato red, acid green, and charcoal are the major players in these circus-themed cards from Rigel Stuhmiller.

Rigel Stuhmiller cards

Rigel Stuhmiller cards

Kate & Birdie Paper Company’s sophisticated fabric designs for Moda Fabrics combine taupe, light olive, aqua, and lots of white.

Kate & Birdie fabrics for Moda Fabrics

Kate & Birdie fabrics for Moda Fabrics

Turquoise, charcoal, tomato red, and the occasional hit of yellow-green—not to mention, plenty of white space—make these cards from Pei Design crisp, clean, and endearing.

Pei Design cards

Pei Design cards

This display from Chewing the Cud combined the majority of major color themes: charcoal, tomato red, yellow-based greens, shades of aqua, and fields of white.

Chewing the Cud linens

Chewing the Cud linens

Pear Tree Greetings won the LOUIE for Announcement & Photo Cards for this design, featuring tomato red, charcoal, taupe, and aqua. (Another version features chartreuse and aqua.)

Pear Tree Greetings LOUIE Award-winning photo card

Pear Tree Greetings LOUIE Award-winning photo card

Well, that ends my exploration of color at the NSS. I suspect that next year, my posts will include several shades that almost made the cut this year: happy, sunny yellow; a true orangey-orange; pretty, saturated pink; and rosy coral. Lots of warmth, there!

And, while I’m done with the color coverage, there are still a few more themes to explore before I complete my overall NSS coverage: Kids, Humor, Nifty Lettering, plus an image-packed wrap-up of booths and people, and some closing thoughts on the show, before I post about Surtex.

Please note: the image labels I’ve used are not official product names/titles. For more information on any of the products in my posts, please contact the wonderful people who’ve created them.