The ten hot colors for Spring 2009 are here. Not too surprising they are lighter in color with a tendency towards pastels. Sometimes selecting just the right shade can be a difficult task. However, the color experts have done the hard work for us.
If some of these colors make you cringe at first site, that’s ok. Some of colors left me feeling as if designing with them would be an impossible task. However I was able to find inspiration sites with all the trendy colors and they are gorgeous. So here’s to a fresh perspective for designing for Spring 2009!
Fuchsia Red is one of those colors that scares a lot of designers. This is one of those colors I bet made a lot of you cringe! We often think it’s too feminine or just not professional enough. Here is an excellent example of Fuchsia Red and the drama it can bring to a design. With the addition of some dramatic blues this Fuchsia Red site is gorgeous. If your goal is to show how creative you are, this color really speaks volumes. You will get noticed.
This inspiration site was provided by Savagemic
Wow what a color! Fun, fresh, unexpected. It takes a confident business to agree to a website with this color. Why not though! Want to be remembered? This will do it. There is nothing baby girl pink about this. I love how this designer put Salmon Rose with black. So simple but so effective. For fun, fashion or flair, this is a great color.
This is and always will be a color that designer’s will always have ready at hand. It doesn’t matter what type of business, or who the target market is, this blue is safe, pleasing, and dramatic. Perfectly unisex and suitable for business that are funky or formal. This color is perfect as a foundation for any palette.
Another great inspiration site provided by Savagemic.
Lucite green is such a beautiful blue/green shade. Similar colors have been seen everywhere for years. So this is a nice option for a fresher blue green color. I think this color is excellent for any type of website since it emits such positive vibes.
Want to make a statement? Super Lemon packs a power punch! This color is excellent for creating excitement and urgency. Used as the predominant color, your design will demand attention. If this color scares you, use Super Lemon for navigations, headlines, call-to-action buttons and other elements you wish to emphasize.
This green is a very sophisticated shade. If your next project has anything to do with nature, fresh produce, health and well-being, consider using this very calming green.
Lavender is the ultimate soft pastel. Perfect for sites that need a soft, serene feeling. This shade could also be used as a neutral instead of your typical gray. Experiment a little because this color is hot right now.
What a gorgeous fresh green! This is perfectly suitable for both men and woman and for all types of businesses. I think it’s a nice change of pace from the more often used blues. I think this is one to seriously consider for a new project.
Slate gray is probably the most neutral shade of the season. Instead of going gray this season, try incorporating this color in your designs. Paired with any of the pastels, or with jewel tones such as burgundy, navy or even black, this color is a winner.
Pink with gray undertones make this a nice usable color for many people. With the added gray it takes you away from the baby years and gives a bit more sophistication. Rose Dust is one of those easy to use pinks that blends so nicely with gray, burgundy and greens. Create a soothing mood with this color.
I hope you’ve been inspired to try one of these new HOT colors! If you do use one, leave us a comment with a link to your site!