Trendspotting : Passion for Purple

To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of traditional purple. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, either. However, the trending crop of purples have me wanting to break out my pom-poms (yarn, of course) and do a little cheer. And I am not the cheerleader type. At all.

The new purples are a diverse bunch – with undertones of pink, magenta, and gray – that range from deep and dramatic plums on the dark side to dusty mauves and orchids on the light side. As for coordinating colors, you’ve got a lot to choose from here. Pair a deep and saturated plum with the other on trend darks like deep blue green or indigo for a look that’s fierce and dramatic, or pair a dusty mauve with a neutral like ivory, barely gray, or an on trend hue like blush pink for a look that’s soft and romantic.

Most of these purples also pair very well with the super popular metallics – ooh, deep plum plus copper would be stunning. And they play well together for tone-on-tone or ombre looks.

I hope that the eye candy below will inspire you to consider one or more luscious purple hues for your upcoming projects!

2016 Stationery Color Trends : Passion for Purple

Above, clockwise from top left : Modern Hepburn* – via // Leila Chenvia // Abstract Jewel Wedding Invitations by Rebecca Bowen // Joseph de Leovia // Winterblue11 via Colorwaysvia // Happy Interior Blogvia // The Lanevia // Clive Nicholsvia // Horchowvia // Elie Saabvia

* Could not find the original source, so please let me know if you know.

Greeting Cards For Autumn & Thanksgiving

So, Halloween is over, which bums me out. But the good news is that there are still a few weeks left to do all of the apple cider drinking and leaf peeping that I want, so I can’t be too bummed. This greeting card roundup was inspired by the time that’s left in my most favorite of seasons, and we can’t forget that Thanksgiving, at least here in the U.S., is still to come. So, I added a few fabulous and festive Thanksgiving greetings, too. Here’s to the awesomeness that is autumn!

Greeting Cards for Autumn & Thanksgiving

1. Anni Betts 2. The White Lime 3. Hennel Paper Co. 4. Lily & Val 5. August & Oak 6. Hennel Paper Co.

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Quick Picks : 10.29.15

Boo-tiful Printable Halloween Masks from Smallful

Boo-tiful Printable Halloween Masks from Smallful

This Week’s Picks

♥ So jazzed to see that The Dieline has released a follow-up to their awesome (and free) Packaging & Dielines e-book! Such fantastic resources for packaging designers.

♥ Creative Market’s 20% off sale will be over soon, so now is the time to head on over and pick up some super cool design assets.

♥ Ooh, save 25% on the uber popular Selfie font now through November 12th. Great deal!

♥ The perfect gifts for anyone who loves paper and Game of Thrones.

♥ Get an early start and save $20 on your personalized holiday cards from Night Owl Paper Goods with code JOLLY. Offer ends November 8, 2015. (aff)

image from Smallful