11 Creative Color Palettes to Help You With Your Next Project

Color palettes are a graphic designers best friend. However, creating a color palette can be a complex task since there's an extraordinarily large color library. 

The way that most palettes are built is in a monochromatic way, which means that the palette is created from a single base hue and extended using shades, tones and tints. Nonetheless, there are still many other types of palettes to be aware of that could help you build the look and feel you would like to portray. We came up with 11 palettes from some of our favorite card designs to help spark some inspiration for your next project.

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Having a creative block? Here's 11 unique plastic cards to spark some inspiration

We've all been there, having a creative block can be a drag. Whenever I am in a rut I always throw on some tunes and look at some creative designs to get me back into the groove. We have picked our top 11 most creative designs to help spark your inner creative genius. 

Let's start with the basics. 

1. Good Dragon Rewards Card

Good Dragon Rewards Cards, Cardsource

The first card we chose was Good Dragon Rewards. This card has clean typography and simple design, wrapping the card in a fresh arrangement. 

2. Tonya Henricks Business Card

Tonya Henricks Clear Card, Cardsource

Tonya Henricks's card has an earthy feel with a touch of creativity by using a clear card stock. The design mixed with the clear stock creates a seamless, calming pattern. Thinking outside of the norm with the printed stock can be a real show-stopper. 

3. Sushi Card

Sushi Card Design, CardSource

This card has a very clean design that flows its way down the card. It's simple but effective, just like the Good Dragon Rewards card.

4. Levi's Gift Card


The Levi's Gift Card works well with the simple photo and well-known logo. It also has a matte finish to give it a different texture- very attractive. 

5. Pastel Gift Cards


The way the designers used a mixture of pastel and contrasting colors really made these cards attractive. They give off a fresh feeling of spring or summer.

6. Toucan Coffee Bean's

Toucan Coffee Bean Cardsource design

The bold red on the Toucan Coffee Bean card makes this card pop. The stylish logo matches perfectly in the center. 

7. Ceramic Business Cards

Ceramic Business card Cardsource Design

These business cards are quite unique, they're plastic to make them super durable. The unique pattern describes the title "creative manager" perfectly.

8. Ice Cream Gift Cards


What we love about the ice cream gift cards is how they're retro pastel. They have a clean finish and are super cute. 

9. Liquid Physics

liquid physics design, cardsource

Abstract design is always a show stopper. Using elements from the design on the front and back is a great way to tie the entire piece together. 


10. Let's Cook Something Special, Custom Cuts

lets cook unique design cardsource

Changing the complete style and shape of the design makes an extremely creative piece. The typography and design of these cards leave a super positive impact on the consumer since they are so unique.

11. Labore NYC Card

labore NYC gift card, cardsource

Using photos from the actual establishment that you're designing for is also a unique way to show off your brand. No one will ever have the same design as you, that's for sure!


To conclude, the options are endless when designing. Always try to think of new ways to really "wow" your audience. Between unique shapes and fun designs, I think you're ready to start designing something awesome. The more unique the design, the more the consumer will remember your business.

Still wanting more inspiration? You can view our gallery for even more ideas.

Jade Beaver
I am an animal lover who is passionate about creativity, technology and marketing.
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