Since the idea of my project is about being optimist, link to retro style and imperfections as it relates to the old and misshapen vegetables and fruits, the 60’s style is suitable for my idea . The used of bright and contrast colours and the imperfection of their printing technology made it as the best example for my design direction.
I had been researching about the colour schemes of the 60’s which creates the vintage feel. Psychedelic and pop art began during the 60’s and I will be exploring the colour from these too. Besides I also go through the meaning and psychology of colours, finding the most suitable colour to use and at the same time still remain the vintage feel.
Colours which shows OPTIMISM:
- Yellow (offering hope, cheerful, confidence)
- Orange ( helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. It helps us to look on the bright side of life.)
Colours which shows OLD:
- Grey (Some shades of gray are associated with old age, death, taxes, depression or a lost sense of direction. )
examples of combination of grey & yellow/orange/ yellowish orange:
this website shows the 60’s combinations of colours focusing on the psychedelic movement.
C4M65Y100 | C80M10Y40 | M90Y50 | C30M100Y80K20 | C20M40Y85K5 | C45
Shades of pink with a burst of orange.
C23M20Y25 | M53 | C35M85 | C50Y90 | C60M100K10
Relive the sixties with these pretty pinky purples and yellowish green.
A rather tame mix of colors (compared to other color combos of the time).
C100M40 | M47Y100 | C10M95Y5
Shades of the sixties with blue, orange, and pink.
C70M5Y100 | M100Y100 | C53M100 | White
Throw a reddish orange in the middle of green and purple.
Y100 | M100 | C100 | C50Y100 | C70M70
Here’s a psychedelic look for you: pure yellow, magenta, cyan, green, and purple.
M65Y25 | M30Y10 | C65M10 | M50Y45 | White | C40K100
From the softer side of the sixties, the early years of cool pinks, baby blue, and a dose of warm tangerine too.
Y100 | M100 | C30M100K13 | C100M100
No shrinking violets here along with pure yellow.
this website shows come colour palettes which inspired by the 60’s fashion
other examples of inspirations: