- Use Easter colors in spring print and web projects
- What are pastel colors?
- Symbolism of Easter colors
- Using Easter colors in design files
- pastel palettes
Use Easter colors in spring print and web projects
Easter marks the beginning of spring, when new leaves appear on the trees and the grass turns green again. A palette of some specific colors – mostly pastels – evokes the freshness of spring. Easter or spring prints or web projects can benefit from a combination of these colors. At the very least, they provide a good starting point for graphic design that says spring to the people who see it.
What are pastel colors?
A pastel is any color with low saturation, light or muted. The most common pastel colors are light shades of blue, pink, green, yellow and lavender. Light shades of orange, coral and turquoise are also suitable for spring pastels. All pastels are suitable for Easter or Spring themed graphic design.
Symbolism of Easter colors
Pastel colors symbolize rebirth, new growth and new beginnings. Specific meanings assigned to individual colors include:
- Yellow represents joy and happiness. Yellow is the sun that shines on a clear spring day.
- Vegetable stands for hope, birth and renewal. It is grass and the leaves are turning green again and new plants are appearing.
- Pink is a fresh start, a healthy start and playfulness.
- light orange represents the dawn of a new day and a new season.
- Lavender and other light purple colors offer something special.
- Blue is the color of the sky and water. It speaks of peace and harmony. It’s a clear blue sky and the rain that brings new spring growth.
Using Easter colors in design files
Use pastel colors to suggest Easter and spring in all your designs. If you’re using light colors like these pastels, mix a dark, bright, or more saturated color. This provides contrast and keeps the design from looking faded.
When choosing colors for a graphic design project that prints ink on paper, use the CMYK color formulas in page layout software or choose a PMS spot color. If you are working on a design that will be displayed on a computer screen, use the percentage of RGB colors. Use hexadecimal codes when working with HTML, CSS, and SVG. Color information for some Easter flowers includes:
Citroen: Hex fff700 | RGB 255,247.0 | CMYK 0.3,100.0 | PMS 395 C
Light Yellow: Hex #fffe0 | RGB 255.255.224 | CMYK 0.0,12.0 | PMS 7485 C
Spring Green: Hex #00ff7f | RGB 0.255 127 | CMYK 188.8.131.52 | PMS 2268C
Coin: Hex#bdfcc9 | RGB 189.252.201 | CMYK 25.0,20.1 | PMS 351 C
Light Pink: Hex #ffc0cb | RGB 255 192 203 | CMYK 0.25.20.0 | PMS 182 C
Light Salmon: Hex #ffa07a | RGB 255.160.122 | CMYK 0.37.52.0 | PMS 163 C
Lavender: Hex #b573dc | RGB 181.115.220 | CMYK 184.108.40.206 | PMS 528 C
Light plum: Hex #dda0dd | RGB 221 160 221 | CMYK 0.28,0.13 | PMS 251 C
Lilac: Hex #c8a2c8 | RGB 200 162 200 | CMYK 0.19.0.22 | PMS 257 C
Purple: Hex #ee82ee | RGB: 238 130 238 | CMYK 0.45.0.7 | PMS 245 C
Sky Blue: Hex #87ceeb | RGB 135,206,235 | CMYK 43.12,0.8 | PMS 2905 C
Robin’s Egg Blue: Hex #00cccc | RGB 0.204.204 | CMYK 100,0,0,20 | PMS 3252C
Turquoise: Hex #40e0D0 | RGB 64,224,208 | CMYK 220.127.116.11 | PMS 333C
If some colors are too bold for your design, use a lighter shade of the same color.
Color combinations are unlimited if you have many Easter color options. The following sample color palettes can give you an idea that you can extend for your own designs.
Use tangerine with two shades of green – a very pale one
Combination of light blue and green with pink-light purple
Light blue and yellow (with a stronger accent) is a classic spring combo.
Use Easter blue and green with light yellow
Use a combination of pink and light plum with a hint of dark green as an accent.