I was so drawn to this photo when I found it on pixabay!  Something about the many shades of blue I think, being the ombre fan that I am.  But the rust is fantastic with it, too; I like unexpected combinations.

Use this palette to evoke a relaxing feeling, but with that unexpected twist from the rusty browns. For branding and web design, try the lightest blue as background, the rust as outlines and buttons, with the other blues for fonts and accents.  In interior design, the rusty tones would make dramatic wall colors, with accents in the blue shades.  In your coloring books, combine these colors for a soft feeling, using the rust where you need contrast.

Whatever you create, have fun, and share photos if ya got ’em!

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Here are the colors, with Hex and RGB codes for the designers (click the image to enlarge).

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Use my color inspiration grids for your web design palette, coloring pages, as graphic or interior design inspiration, on your branding board — in all manner of artsy endeavors.  Let your creative sparks fly!

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(…and here’s a Pinterest-formatted version for my fellow Pin-obsessed peeps!)