Ring in the New Year with these bright and uplifting color palettes. They’ll make your 2023 loud and cheerful, just as you deserve it.
A new year is all about new beginnings and resolutions to accomplish more than what you did previously. We are here to remind you that, while you’re busy writing down those resolutions, don’t forget to add some color and optimism to your list.
You can use these color palettes in your designs for social media posts, posters, flyers, or brochures. Even if you want to start that new business you’ve been meaning to get off the ground, let’s inspire you!
2023 is your year!
Designing New Narratives with Optimism
We’re days away from welcoming 2023. A bright outlook will shape the new year for us. These colors will brighten your day when you use them in your design projects! Get inspired by them, or reference their color combinations when working on projects in Shutterstock Create.
We’ll cover ten different palettes—bright yellows, greens, blues, and pinks, as well as multiple hues that compliment them. For your ease, we’re sharing the hex codes of these colors. You can convert them to CMYK for your print projects.
There are some fun resolutions with each color palette that we hope you’ll find helpful. Scroll down and see which one resonates most with your 2023 outlook and goals.
A New Dawn
Start with bright yellows, oranges, and clear sky blues to brighten your day. This is nature’s promise of a new beginning for us, each and every day. Try these colors when starting a new passion project. You’ll feel energized every time you look at them.
Your Colorful Resolution: Welcome new beginnings and new learnings. Add a skill to your wheelhouse.
These beautiful red iris-like flowers bloom early each year. They blossom just in time to be used in your Valentine’s Day-themed art. Combine this color with olive green and fresh blues. This will add a touch of richness to your designs, if you’re wanting to escape any lovey-dovey design clichés.
Your Colorful Resolution: Launch that passion project you’d love to work on!
Bright colors for bright days? Why not?! The beautiful summer breeze and popsicles not only bring a crazy sugar rush, but both display a plethora of vivid colors. We’re talking about fuchsia, melon greens, egg yolk yellow, and turquoise. Use these colors in your new branding project to create a mood that radiates positive and colorful energy.
Your Colorful Resolution: Use an upbeat approach in your communication style. Be extra kind to your clients and customers.
Hues of Burano
Not only is it a favorite destination to visit in 2023, but this tiny town is big on colors. These uber-colorful houses are destined to inspire your design palette for any project on your mind.
Your Colorful Resolution: Take small steps towards your goal. Remind yourself to enjoy both the journey and the destination.
Neon colors are the default ambassadors of vitality. These colors are best used to add excitement to your design. Punchy hues that pair best together are the pinks, oranges, and red-violet range.
Of course, neon colors look their brightest when paired against darker shades. Here, we’re pairing neon green with neon blue, sky blue, and seaweed green.
Your Colorful Resolution: Remember to maintain balance in all areas of your life.
Shades of Cyan
Cyan is a lively color that’s well known for its contributions to print media. Besides being amazingly eye-catchy, cyan has excellent properties for pairing with various complimenting hues like red, yellow, or magenta.
If you’re looking for a more conservative palette, you may combine this color with even darker or cooler shades of cyan. You can see what that pairing looks like in this palette. This approach is specifically suitable for your projects with a monochromatic palette.
Your Colorful Resolution: This one’s pretty straightforward. Stay hydrated!
Bubble Gum Dreams
Pastel red, bright lilac, baby blue, and fluorescent blue. These are what dreams are made of. Using these colors will bring out your inner child. Poppy colors like these allow you to have oh-so-much fun! If you’re working on a packaging project, in particular, we guarantee that wherever you use this palette, your boxes will turn heads and catch eyes!
Your Colorful Resolution: Put your best self out there and take center stage sometimes!
Fields of Lavender
Lavender is the color full of grace. It symbolizes delicacy. In addition, the color has soothing properties and promises to keep negativity away. If you’re working on a premium skin care product, then do check out this color palette.
It pairs well with baby pink and shades of purple. Light and darker shades of lavender will also make for an excellent monochromatic palette.
Your Colorful Resolution: Be grateful for what you have and practice mindfulness.
Have a fantastic 2023!
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