I have decided throw everything to the wind, and move away from the trend of flashy colors and hi-tech design elements, in order to go back to the lazy days of vintage birdcages, drug store novels and quaint teacups. Here is exactly how you can get back the good old days
I found these great images on this website, Shoe Box Photography (http://goo.gl/i4Nzm) and decided to create some truly vintage color palettes with them. This first palette is really great; loads of reds and pink create a retro backdrop for the silhouettes of the birdcages.
Red would be the impact, playing off the lighter shades, so use sparingly for a truly vintage look and feel. This collection of mixtapes is a goldmine for color inspiration. Truly vintage color palettes are made up of light shades, namely pinks, yellows, creams and blues that are understated but speak volumes.
This next palettes is no exception; with a creamy background, these mixtapes, made up of various shades of pink, blue, yellow and green conform to the traditional ideals of any good vintage design. The impact color in this palette would have to be the rich shade of lavender, that makes up most the actual tapes, or the deeper shade of pink that makes a very understated appearance (see if you can spot it)
The next palettes is a collection of textures from what looks like mattresses. These colors are a lot deeper than the previous shades, but they lack of the glossiness of the trendier colors of the 21st century, which allows them to fall into the category of vintage. The mustard-yellow color is the definite impact color, because of its ability to act as a nice contrast against the other darker colors of red, blue and olive.
This final palette is one of my favorite. These spring roses have beautiful shades of pink, brown, green and ochre in them, which to me is the epitome of vintage. The impact color would be a toss up between the dusty pink shade that overwhelms this palette or the large amounts of earthy green shades that are the backdrop. Either way this is a really great palette that you should bookmark and use when next you decided to design something truly vintage at heart. Remember to spread the word and keep on designing.