Vintage Color Palettes

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I love vintage images. I collect them and sell them. What draws me to a lot of them is the colors. They seem different than the colors you see now, dustier, richer, even more saturated sometimes. Is this because the paper is old or were they always like this? Either way, creating these color palettes from vintage images gives me a chance to explore it and highlight some of my favorite images and color combos. The hex color codes are available on the blog posts.

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Vintage Color Palettes - Witch Tree & Ramona's Wedding Place

Two Vintage Color Palettes today because sometimes it's too hard to chose just one. I went through some postcards I hadn't been through in a long time yesterday and found these beauties. This one above is a gorgeous "Phostint" postcard from the early 1900's. It is of the Witch Tree in Monterey. A lone cypress that was full of history and mystery. From what I can tell it was destroyed in a storm in 1964. At one time it was considered the most photographed tree in the U.S. I love the unique…

I got a new Vintage Color Palette for you today. This one is a postcard from a La Jolla, California hotel - La Valencia Hotel. Vintage Color Schemes, Vintage Colour Palette, Colour Pallette, Colour Schemes, Vintage Colors, Color Combos, La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel, Vintage Hotels

Vintage Color Palettes - La Valencia Hotel

I got a new Vintage Color Palette for you today. This one is a postcard from a La Jolla, California hotel - La Valencia Hotel. The Hotel still exists and is quite grand and beautiful. The picture below is the closest I could find on the website to this spot. The tile is the same at least. Wouldn't you just love to have a lemonade and a shrimp salad at this lovely vintage scene. I just love the avocado green and the slightly acid yellow. The seafoam green (or blue, whichever your slant) and…

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Vintage Color Palettes - Xmas Greetings and A Happy New Year

Here are two Vintage Color Palettes that also wish you a Happy Christmas Season and a very Merry New Year. These are unique colors for Winter Holiday postcards, don't you think? I really like the combo of both of these postcards. Both are from the 1910's. The Xmas postcard's hex number colors are from right to left: d1db67, b1d1c6, fb878a, 658a28. The New Years hex number colors are from top to bottom: b7b156, 9d6d48, ebcec6, b4a6ad. Not sure what you can do with these color palettes? See…

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Vintage Color Palettes - Witch Tree & Ramona's Wedding Place

Two Vintage Color Palettes today because sometimes it's too hard to chose just one. I went through some postcards I hadn't been through in a long time yesterday and found these beauties. This one above is a gorgeous "Phostint" postcard from the early 1900's. It is of the Witch Tree in Monterey. A lone cypress that was full of history and mystery. From what I can tell it was destroyed in a storm in 1964. At one time it was considered the most photographed tree in the U.S. I love the unique…

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Vintage Color Palette - Greetings from North Chicago

This is a pretty pastel palette from a postcard sent in 1948. The message on this postcard is a gem and just as great as the image. It's like a poem on it's own, as is. It was sent from Pennsylvania to Maryland on 3/31/48. It reads: Dear Schulers, Congress has declared war on the termites. It will cost about $250 and the war will last two and a half days. Mom wants me to buy ten more chicks since she has to bother with a few. One went to chick heaven already. It's raining, but mom is washing…

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Vintage Color Palette - Chicago Harbor

Sunset colors here on this lovely vintage linen postcard from around 1940. These linen postcards still look so great with these rich and saturated colors. The hex codes for this palette are from left to right: 10aac6, b67ab1, f5cf67, f09b6f. Wondering what you can do with these palettes? Check out my post about Using Vintage Color Palettes and all you can do with them. You can also see all of them on the Vintage Color Palettes board on Pinterest.

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Vintage Color Palette - New Years Day

Here is a pretty New Years Postcard from the early 1900's. It is written on, but never sent, so no postmark. The hex color codes are from top to bottom: a21722, db8a54, f8ed7c, 97b67e It was sent from Bessie to Mr and Mrs H.A. Hunt. The wishes sent I would like to also send to you. It reads: Please accept this little token as a New Year Greeting. I hope the new year has riches in store for you.

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Vintage Color Palette - House of Tomorrow

This vintage color palette is super interesting. The postcard was made for the Century of Progress Expo which was held at the 1933 Worlds Fair in Chicago. This was The House of Tomorrow. This house was what they envisioned for the future. The inside looks pretty mid-century and not that surprising from what I saw online. The garage has a pace for a small airplane. The color palette must have been what they also envisioned for the future. It evokes luxury, ease and modern technology. I really…

Here is a lovely pastel Vintage Color Palette from a Wildlife Series vintage postcard from I love these muted and unique versi. Hex Color Palette, Vintage Colour Palette, Pastel Colour Palette, Blue Color Schemes, Vintage Colors, Pastel Colors, Color Combos, Colours, January Colors

Vintage Color Palette - The Scaup Duck

Here is a lovely pastel Vintage Color Palette from a Wildlife Series vintage postcard from 1939. I love these muted and unique versions of these colors. The hex color numbers from left to right are: f7f0ad, 9dd1c6, d9e4b6, d2b59d Not sure what to do with Vintage Color Palettes? You can use them to design the colors for your website, your living room or your next project. You can also use them to color patterns for online website design. Read more on this post about using Vintage Color…

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Vintage Color Palette - Charleston Garden & The Sherman Chicago

These two Vintage Color Palettes are perfect for showing off the unique colors used in vintage mid-century advertising illustrations. This is total Mad Men territory. The above VCP is from a postcard for Altman's Charleston Garden on 5th Avenue in New York. This was the restaurant in B Altman & Co - a department store at the time. It seems to still be there as an event space. This restaurant was on the fifth floor of the building! Oh, I wish I could have seen it. This postcard was sent in…

Here is a springtime Vintage Color Palette inspired from a postcard for a restaurant in Rome, Italy. This postcard looks to be from around. Vintage Colour Palette, Colour Pallette, Colour Schemes, Vintage Colors, Color Combos, Hex Color Codes, Hex Codes, Body Drawing Tutorial, Colour Board

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Vintage Color Palette - Charleston Garden & The Sherman Chicago

These two Vintage Color Palettes are perfect for showing off the unique colors used in vintage mid-century advertising illustrations. This is total Mad Men territory. The above VCP is from a postcard for Altman's Charleston Garden on 5th Avenue in New York. This was the restaurant in B Altman & Co - a department store at the time. It seems to still be there as an event space. This restaurant was on the fifth floor of the building! Oh, I wish I could have seen it. This postcard was sent in…

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Vintage Color Palette - You're a Cat

If you're looking for a bright colorful palette inspired by the late 60's and early 70's here is one for you. This vintage postcard doesn't have a date, but they began publishing in 1965 and they put out a lot of colorful comedy hippie and swinger type cards. I got a few of them when I got this one. To me, this palette of turquoise, magenta, yellow and green is a unique collection of a specific version of these colors popular from the time.The turquoise has a little more green in it and is a…

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Vintage Color Palettes - Birthday Greetings

This lovely Vintage Color Palette comes from a birthday greeting postcard that was sent to a young boy from his "Gramma". Most likely it was sent in the 1920's. The colors in this palette are some of my favorites. I love the rich, muted colors. From left to right, the hex codes are: 978778, 606887, b16241, 758060

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Vintage Color Palettes - Xmas Greetings and A Happy New Year

Here are two Vintage Color Palettes that also wish you a Happy Christmas Season and a very Merry New Year. These are unique colors for Winter Holiday postcards, don't you think? I really like the combo of both of these postcards. Both are from the 1910's. The Xmas postcard's hex number colors are from right to left: d1db67, b1d1c6, fb878a, 658a28. The New Years hex number colors are from top to bottom: b7b156, 9d6d48, ebcec6, b4a6ad. Not sure what you can do with these color palettes? See…