2017 Year in Review: The Color Palettes of My Life

It’s the most coooolorful time of the year!

My annual review, as told through the color palettes of my life. (Shout out to Design Seeds, my fave spot for scouting out new palettes and the inspiration for this blog tradition.) Walk through RKA history with my 20142015, and 2016 reviews.

This was my first full year back in the states since 2008 and I definitely notice the change. I swapped the vivid greens and blues of year ’round spring in Mexico for the rich tones of the four seasons in the Midwest. And RKA ink gave me the brights my soul needed. See for yourself:













Want to do your own colorful year in review?

RKA ink Color PalettesHere’s my secret: the Adobe Color tool. (It’s free! Check it out on desktop or Adobe Capture on mobile.)

You just upload your photo (or choose one from your camera roll) and this handy tool finds color themes for you! Choose between colorful, bright, muted, deep, or dark themes — or create your own custom theme if you’re not digging Adobe’s selections. You can then save your color palettes in both RGB and CMYK (for web and print). For color lovers, Adobe Color and Adobe Capture are wormholes into a universe of creative projects.

Here’s to another colorful year!

Rachael Kay Albers

I'm the Creative Director and Lead Designer at RKA ink, a brand, web design, and marketing agency for visionary entrepreneurs. I'm also a business comedian and the host of Awkward Marketing, a show that blends sketch comedy and bite sized biz advice to help small business owners create epic, unforgettable brands online. Think of me as the one woman SNL of biz TV. After 10+ years living, traveling, and coding in Australia, Germany, Guatemala, Kenya, and Mexico, today I'm based outside Chicago with my husband, daughter, our two troublemaking dogs, and a bunch of old computer cords we're afraid to throw away. (You never know!)