Flashy Frogs and the Amazing Colors in Nature

Kermit said it first: it isn’t easy being green.
If you’re a green designer, it isn’t easy if you limit your color palette to shades of green – and why should you? Nature contains more colors than the eye can see – from ultraviolet to infrared, including all the colors of the rainbow and everything in between.
Margaret Walsh of the Color Association says the color for 2008 is bamboo,a yellow-green hue, because “It just has a power; you know, these are very insecure times.”
Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute says the color for 2008 is blue iris, a sort of purplish blue that is “a reflection of the times, [bringing] together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast… meditative with a touch of magic.” Last year Pantone’s choice was chili pepper red, but they’ve chosen some shade of blue four years out of the last eight.
One of my favorite resources for exploring color and color trends is COLOURlovers, the Color + Design Community for Creative Inspiration. A brilliant entry by ruecian for fazai38 shows color palettes inspired by fantastic frogs and toads.
Kermit would be jealous.

…creative by nature