How the Pantone Color of the Year Impacts Design


There are two types of people in this world: those who know the Pantone color of the year and those who are wondering why they keep seeing the same colors everywhere. Now, you’re in the first group. Each year, Pantone selects a color for the year. It’s usually inspired by universal moods and aimed to challenge design norms.

11 Great Font Combinations Using Free Fonts


Pairing fonts isn’t all that tricky ⁠— you just need to focus on contrast and balance. For example, a script can look great with a serif or sans-serif font, as long as they are proportional in weight. However, taking the time to mix and match fonts can slow down a design project. That’s why I’ve put together a list of some easy font combinations that use free fonts.

Image of a window with rain drops in black and white

6 Color Combinations for Minimalist Designs


Picking out the perfect tones for my next design is one of my favorite parts of the brainstorming process. When it comes to creating minimalist designs, it’s easy to revert to a white background with a quick pop of primary red or duck egg blue. Although it’s safe to reuse winning tones, like the current sunset fixation, great designs start with unexpected bursts of inspiration. I’ve collected a few of my latest favorites, based on images that catch my eye.