When asked to choose a color palette for the summer season, one would invariably pick a set with pastel colors. Even though summer temperatures can vary a great deal across the world – summer in Iceland is heavenly while in Saudi is hot as hell – pastel or typical light colors define the season perfectly. But there is more.
Though they don’t have a voice, we believe colors sing in a beautiful tune when presented with their best friends. Here are some outstanding and unique color schemes for the summer season. As always, all of these are handmade with lots of love and care. Use them well and use them to make nice things!
NOTE: The hex codes along with the equivalent RGB values are for screen and digital media. Each summer color scheme can be downloaded directly from this page as an image. CMYK values can be found in the individual post that also has details of the colors.
Consisting of six colors, the beautiful Summer Before Fall color palette is made up of Chestnut (#994B26), Safety Orange (#F46C06), Deep Saffron (#F49E2D), Spanish Yellow (#F6B914), Gold Foil (#AE9618) and Gold Fusion (#757943).
Made up of six colors, the Retro Summer #2 color palette is a uniquely attractive scheme. The closest names and the exact hex codes of the colors are Gargoyle Gas (#FFEA48), Selective Yellow (#FABB01), Portland Orange (#F25930), Ateneo Blue (#0B3D6F), NCS Blue (#0081C7) and Sea Serpent (#48BCD7).
Made up of four colors, the Summer Beach Party color scheme is a uniquely attractive scheme. The closest names and the exact hex codes of the colors are Maximum Blue Green (#2ECFCA), Beige (#F9F3DE), Jasmine (#F8DF77) and Magic Potion (#FF4E62).
Made up of five colors, the Summer Vibes color scheme is a uniquely attractive scheme. The closest names and the exact hex codes of the colors are Mountain Meadow (#23D398), Shandy (#FBEB75), Carnation Pink (#FAA9BF), Blond (#FBEEC6) and Coral Reef (#FF7A74).
For me, Dustin Hoffman leisurely ‘drifting in the pool’ in The Graduate is the quintessence image of summer. I was at the end of my teen years, quite like Benjamin (Hoffman’s character), when I first saw the movie because of which it was easy to connect with him and vicariously feel the carefree and liberated sense of existence.
Furthermore, those brilliant songs from my all time favourite band, Simon and Garfunkel, made sure that several scenes from the movie were indelibly etched in my brain. The lilting opening melody of Sound of Silence along with the blue-green color of the water is what I have pictured the summer season to be.
With six colors, Done with Summer is a lovely color scheme with Blond (#FFF1C4), Crayola’s Orange-Yellow (#FECD67), Yellow Orange (#FFA938), Gray (#7B7C80), Columbia Blue (#C0E4E4) and Water (#D6F3F9).
With six colors, Summer Sunset is a lovely color scheme with Viridian Green (#028A9B), Tuscany (#BFA194), Peach-Orange (#F8CF9B), Royal Orange (#F8A147), Jelly Bean (#DE5A5A) and Fuchsia Rose (#BF3F76).
Made up of five colors, the Vintage Summer color palette is a uniquely attractive scheme. The closest names and the exact hex codes of the colors are Generic Viridian (#00896F), Olivine (#99BF72), Deep Champagne (#F4DF9E), Cadmium Orange (#E38F2D) and Medium Vermilion (#D45D37).
Out in Summer color palette has six colors which are Crayola’s Shocking Pink (#FB63FF), Heliotrope (#E056F2), Medium Slate Blue (#7776EC), Carolina Blue (#60A8CF), Maximum Blue Green (#1FE1BC) and Medium Spring Green (#00FCAA).
With six colors, Summer Fashion is a lovely color scheme with Pastel Yellow (#F8F29A), Pistachio (#A5CE7C), Light Goldenrod Yellow (#F7F8D1), Light Red (#F7D2C7), Spanish Pink (#F7BFB8) and Maximum Blue Purple (#B3AEDE).
There are six colors in Vibrant Summer color palette. The hex codes and the corresponding closest english names of these colors are Crayola’s Red (#EC204F), Smashed Pumpkin (#FD673A), Deep Saffron (#FF922C), Lemon Yellow (#FEED47), Kiwi (#8DE45F) and Harlequin Green (#2ECF03).
Made up of six colors, the Blissful Summer color palette is a uniquely attractive scheme. The closest names and the exact hex codes of the colors are RYB Green (#65AE39), Dollar Bill (#8CBE69), Dandelion (#F3DD25), Orange-Yellow (#EEBF25), Ruddy Pink (#E69489) and Opera Mauve (#AA7FA5).
Consisting of six colors, the beautiful Summer Pool Party color palette is made up of Vivid Cerulean (#0198F1), Picton Blue (#49C2FF), Fresh Air (#A9EEFF), True Blue (#0067D4), Medium Lavender Magenta (#E999DE) and Crayola’s Blue-Violet (#7C62C4).
Summer Fun uniquely beautiful scheme has six colors – Process Cyan (#01AFDA), Shandy (#FEE471), Baker-Miller Pink (#FE9FAB), Light Goldenrod Yellow (#F7F4D4), Crayola’s Sky Blue (#6FDFD1) and Medium Turquoise (#39D4C0).
Summer Festival is an awesome scheme with a set of six colors. The hex codes and the equivalent names of these colors are Banana Yellow (#FEDA3B), Deep Saffron (#FFA139), Cyclamen (#FA6CA6), Frostbite (#E237B0), Granny Smith Apple (#A1E491) and Cornflower Blue (#649FF5).
There are six colors in Summer Carnival color palette. The hex codes and the corresponding closest english names of these colors are Vivid Cerulean (#01A7EC), Lemon Yellow (#FFFF46), Crayola’s Maize (#FFC94B), Atomic Tangerine (#FE8F5D), Wild Strawberry (#FE47B3) and Pastel Green (#80DA65).
To end this post, remember that summer colors are much more than calming pastels and light hues. Using the same sedated hues would lead to visual fatigue. Summer colors should speak out, they should attract and they should make you wide awake, fresh and energetic, ready to go out in the sun and announce your arrival to the world.