Personalizing with Pantone Color: Bamboo

Aug 23 2011

For Color Monday {even though it’s Tuesday} Graphic Designer, Lindsay – showcasing today’s hottest colors.

Last week Lindsay gave us all a cup of  Coffee Liqueúr. The week before that, she inspired us with Coral & Turquoise. Getting ready for today’s color …





With eyes toward the sun, yellow is the color of the day. Pantone’s version of yellow for fall is called Bamboo. It’s a strong yellow with undertones of green. Yellows can be tricky if not paired correctly. It can appear too light, too dark, too green or too orange. Fortunately, we can pick our color combinations, and make the yellow shine just the way we want!



Bold Love Save the Date Magnets


For starters, what do you think of this yellow & turquoise combination. Peacock and teal have the same green undertones that Bamboo already has. Because of that, they coordinate really well. The colors give off a sense of freshness and yet are still the bold colors we love.



Bold Love Save the Date Magnets








Graceful Wildflower Rectangle Wedding Invitations


When paired with eggplant, Bamboo’s strength is really obvious. A lighter yellow would get completely washed out but Bamboo is up to the challenge. As a complementary color scheme, yellow and purple will always be vibrant with maximum contrast.


Graceful Wildflower Wedding Invitations




Halifax Damask Save the Date Magnets




Of course,  Bamboo shines as the main color. Paired with a nice neutral you really can’t go wrong. Evoking happiness and joy is always a good idea for weddings.


Halifax Damask Save the Date Magnets










Bamboo is just the color if you want to give your color scheme an energy boost! When personalizing in Design Studio, choose your color to edit, and select the tab for “custom colors”. Then move the sliders to get these values:

(C) Cyan = 12
(M) Magenta = 18
(Y) Yellow = 86
(K) Black = 1

Go ahead and personalize your Save the Dates, or Wedding Invitations with Bamboo! Yellow will carry the day and make everyone smile.

Thanks Lindsay!

Who else needs a dose of sunshine? Is Bamboo the yellow for your wedding?






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2 thoughts on “Personalizing with Pantone Color: Bamboo

  1. Ohhhh, I love the Teal & Bamboo! Very fun and fresh. It could easily go with gold and turquoise jewelry, too….great idea!

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