Color Inspiration: Spotify 2018 Wrapped

If you are a Spotify user, you must remember their insanely beautiful 2018 Wrapped where each year, this initiative will attract quite a buzz on social media. I personally loved the UI layouts and especially getting the data on which songs I listened the most during the past year. Imagine crossing 20+ millions of fans visited the campaign site on the first day alone. That's beautiful!

PANTONE Color of the Year for 2019 - Living Coral

PANTONE, following the end of the year tradition, announced the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2019. For next year they picked the PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. I would call it Millenial Pink but, hey I am not a color expert so I will respect their choice and I will even say I kind of like it to the point that I will experiment to make the whole site using this color. The new design gives us a bit more flexibility to try these things. 

Waves of Color Illustrations

This is another amazing project by the super creative Charis Tsevis. A series of neofuturistic artworks, studies and illustrations brought to life by the mix of shapes and colors. Very interesting style and very inspirational. Check it out! For more from Charis Tsevis visit

Senses - Principles of Design

Senses is a series of posters using basic geometric forms and colors to enforce a message that each piece communicates. This is a project by Ashley Pawlak, a designer from Brooklyn New York. Enjoy! For more from Ashley Pawlak visit

50 Colorful Years of the Mustang

Ford has chosen the Mustang, their most iconic car, to illustrate the evolution of colors in vehicles over the past 50 years. The goal was to show how colors follow fashion trends, behaviors and tastes of the customers from time to time. A historic study done by Ford shows that in the past 5 decades the color of cars varied from shades of brown and soft yellows to more audacious tones that helped to differentiate one of the world's most popular sports car.

Bringing Historic Photos to Life

Going through history is such a beautiful learning experience and also very fascinating. We've found some old black and white photos going through some bequtiful treatment, all of them are done by artists that use a mix of historical reference and of course some really good judgement for the colours.

Super Easy Colorful Effects in Photoshop

A few weeks ago I posted artwork I created for a poster inspired by the Man of Steel movie. I used Pixelmator for that project and got quite a few comments and requests about how to achieve the same effect in Photoshop. As Photoshop doesn't have the awesome Vintage filters that Pixelmator now has, I tried emulating the effect using brushes which I will share with you today. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice colorful background using Photoshop. The whole process is pretty simple and straightforward.

Wake up Mr. Singh

Wake up Mr Singh. Its not a statement, it is the name of the design studio of Karan Singh. He is an graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Design Computing and now works as a freelancer. Most of the work showcased here are personal artworks for himself & for artgroups. So prepare yourself for pure Singh designs

Lively Illustrations by Andy J. Miller

Andy J. Miller's work instantly caught my attention mostly because of its liveliness than anything else. His work is so cheery and colorful that it's hard not to miss. His use of lines is nice too. Miller's portfolio is also pretty impressive in terms of doing it all.

Incredible Illustrations by Rubens LP

During my regular ventures through the thousands of good stuff on my Google Reader, one immediately caught my eye: Rubens LP. I instantly fell in love with Rubens' style. His use of lines, dots, and bright colors is different than anything I've ever seen. Rubens is a native from our home country of Brazil and the influence of the culture is pretty apparent in some of his pieces which makes me like him even more!

20 Great Designs using Black & White

This post shows 20 stunning & poignant designs using only black and white. Get inspired by a variety of modern designs and illustrations by top creatives & artists.

DeviantART Colors: Blue

This has already became one of my favorite Abduzeedo series. While researching material for these posts, I always run into beautiful pieces of art... It began on yellow, then went through red, and now we're set on blue! DeviantART is one hell of a inspiration source, of all kinds of arts, like traditional oil paint on canvas to vector illustrations, and it keeps inspiring everyone here at Abduzeedo! Hope you all like my selection of blue works. Cheers!

DeviantArt Colors: Red

Last year we had an awesome post called "DeviantArt Colors: Yellow", featuring great pieces found at DeviantArt, all mainly yellow. I was checking some works at DA today, and ran into some beautiful red pieces, which I feature here now. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers!

Inspiration: Archan Nair (badam PISTA)

I love colors, specially vibrant color combinations, because, that's the first thing that catches my attention, or maybe, it's because my Brazilian heritage, our carnival here is always very colorful.

Web Design: Black Layouts

Following our hit series about Web Design, today I bring to you only awesome black layouts! Man, I love these... It's incredible how a layout can get beautiful with darker colors. And of course, when you work with black, the right colors will bring just the right contrast. Lime-green, Orange, Electro-Pink... most shocking colors will bring awesome life to the layout. Of course, checking this sites you'll get to see many examples of how to apply colors in a black layout.

Awesome "Color Visualizations" Book

Dr. Woohoo!, a hispanic designer, made an awesome book about probably our favorite subject: COLORS! "Color Visualizations: Exploring the Circle, vol 02" is a great book that any person who loves great visuals should take a look at. From this own words:

Web Design: Blue Layouts

Our web design series are doing great! Our last post had over 40 thousand visits! That's a obvious sign that you people are craving for more web design posts! So today, I bring to you only blue layouts. From little guys to the BIG fish... this list has it all. There are plenty examples of html and some flash sites, but all very beautiful! My favorites are the Corona's and Pepsi's sites. And I hope you guys enjoy this selection! Cheers. ;)

30 Color and Pattern Inspiration Bikinis

I'm sorry to the all the people on the north hemisphere, but downhere is summer time, baby. And it's time to get some inspiration from sweet bikini models. (Focusing...) Ok, so... ahn... i was talking about inspiration, yes! There are great bikini designers here, and as most of you must know, Brazil is a major bikini exporter. We got it all. So, guys, get inspired! I know i did. (And I'm pretty sure no one will read any of these lines i wrote.) Color

Palette Generator

We have a lot of good color resources online, like Colourlovers, however sometimes we need to come up with a custom and unique color palette using an old photo we took or an image found online.

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