Color Palettes with CMYK Formulas
Color trends of the nineties are harder to classify with so many trends, retro color schemes, and new fads. The color combos shown here fit no particular mold but contain combinations of shades popular throughout the 1990s and on into the new millennium.
C50M60 | C100M20K20 | C15M50Y55 | White
This peachy palette includes a mild purple and medium blue.
C90M50K30 | C70K25 | C10K40 | C100K40 | C100M90Y90
These blues and gray create a dark, conservative look.
M10Y20K15 | K45 | M40Y40K70 | White
Neutrals combine for an unusual look. Make the gray a splash of metallic silver ink and it's not so dull a combo as you might think.
A modern mix of peach, orange, yellow, and dusky purple.
M27Y100K6 | C100M43K18 | White
Opposites attract - blue and yellow - while white adds light to this slightly dark palette.
C40M5Y30 | C100M15Y80 | C50M30 | C67M75Y10K13 | C80M55 | C40K100 | White
Opposites of purple and green make an attractive match with black and white added to the party.
C10M100Y100 | C100M5Y100 | M10Y100 | C40K100
A red and green combo. Use lots of black and a bit of yellow to create an eye-popping look.
C100M75 | C80M5Y10 | C65M3Y10 | C15Y5 | M40Y75 | C100M50 | C40K100 | White
Brighten this combo of shades of blues with a dash of orange.
Y65 | C10M45Y45 | C40M30Y30 | White
This washed out combo of pale yellow, pale pink, gray, and white would usually be considered a bad combination but when anything goes...
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