2018 Year in Review: The Color Palettes of My Life

It’s my favorite post of the year!

My annual review, as told through the color palettes of my life. Inspired by my love for Design Seeds and all things color. Check out 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 to see how the palettes of my life have changed over the years.

This is the fifth year I’m doing this and I know I’m reaaaally stretching it by posting a year in review on the first day of Q2 but this year was a little different, so I’m giving myself a pass.

One year ago was my last day before becoming a mom to Alice Kay. Tomorrow she turns one, so I’m sliding this annual review under the door to celebrate 2018 as the year I became a mom and the colors in my world changed forever!

Scroll to the bottom for instructions on making your own colorful year in review!

January

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November

December

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!)