CHOOSING COLOUR PALETTES

A selection of the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW colour palette.

Inspired by the latest in print and pattern, we create stationery and greeting cards that are bold and colourful.

I have talked in my previous blogs about the 2020 colours trends and how important colour research is to my design process. Today, I want to show how I have integrated the SS20 colours into my notebook design process.

Importance of trends

Although I am inspired by the latest colour trends, I tend to design and select colours I am most drawn to for a particular piece of work. In the case of the notebook range, I wanted to design stationery that was on-trend and stylish, making this season’s colours a strong contributing factor.

The devil is in the detail

It is hard to cater for every single notebook need, but we have given it our best shot! It’s for this reason that we offer notebooks with lined, plain and dotted paper - perfect for bullet journalling, writing or doodling!

Attention to detail is important to us in all aspects of the product design process and our notebooks are no exception. All notebooks have either a complimentary colour or design on the inside cover so your notebook looks great inside and out! On some of the notebooks, such as the Abstract Shapes Notebook or the Stripe City Notebook, you will also find design elements that are unique to the spine of the notebook. We hope that these little touches will make our stationery just that little bit more special.

Coral Marble Notebook Inside Cover

Latest colour trends at the Design Palette

The Pantone colour palette for Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion week is a mix of high-energy tones coupled with more classic, traditional colours. I wanted to capture this balance in my notebook range.

1) Biscay Green and Coral Pink

Coral and Emerald Green Notebooks

Biscay Green and Coral Pink are my favourite from the top 12 colours for Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW. The colours really pop, especially when paired together!

Both these notebooks come with a gorgeous marble-inspired pattern on the inside cover.

2) Flame Scarlet, Saffron and Biscay Green

Colourful Patterned Notebooks

I am not normally drawn to reds and yellows but these colours compliment these notebook designs really well. 

The Multi-Coloured Terrazzo notebook (top right) was one of the first designs I created. I delayed launching the design for two years as I wanted to make sure that I used it on a product that was suited to the print… turns out that notebooks was the perfect match! I felt that this pattern would be most suited to a colour palette with a mediterranean summer vibe. It was a very happy accident that these colours are trending this year :)

3) Mosaic Blue, Navy Blazer and Faded Denim

 Monochrome Floral Notebook

The inside cover of the Teal Marble Notebook uses mosaic blue alongside a deep shade of ochre to create a contrasting marble effect.

Navy blazer (bottom left image) is a really interesting colour and I have used a similar shade to it for the Abstract Splatter Notebook. It is dark and moody which makes a nice contrast to the rest of the colour palette.

Amongst all the colour, sits the Monochrome Floral Notebook. The minimal colour palette and the strong print makes it stand out from the rest of the collection. As a contrast you will find a soft shade of faded denim as you open the notebook.

Colourful Stationery with a Difference

These notebooks are a perfect choice for fans of bold colours and the style-conscious. They also make a great gift for any occasion.

Which design is your favourite? Do you prefer lined, plain or dotted paper? I’d love to hear what you think…let’s talk stationery :)

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