Finding a solid colour palette is a tedious process. There’s a lot of research associated with finding the right colour combinations for your next project. When picking colours, you have to consider culture, colour meaning and whether it is a good fit for your niche. But, it doesn’t hurt to take inspiration from your surroundings.
Now, I’m not saying you should go around stealing the colours used by big companies as that could lead to lawsuits. What I’m saying is that it doesn’t hurt to see what colours others are using in their visual identity.
I am always looking around my environment for great use of colours, whether it is on a flyer when I’m trying to top up my phone online, and these were my favourites.
If you have any suggestions, please mention down in the comments. I created these colour palettes with coolors.co, an excellent one-click generator that can create an infinite number of colour combinations. Of course, feel free to share these images on Instagram and other social media with a link to this page.
10 Colour Combinations inspired by Jamaican Businesses
The Digicel Group is a Caribbean mobile phone network and home entertainment provider operating in 33 markets across the Caribbean, Central America, and Oceania regions.
Cable & Wireless Communications, now known as Flow is a Caribbean telecoms company that sells cable television, internet, telephone, and wireless services in the region. Flow is the main competitor to Digicel.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly referred to as CIBC, is one of the “Big Five” banks in Canada. CIBC has a strong presence in Kingston and you can see their ATMs along Old Hope Road.
Bert’s Auto Parts
Established in 1988, Bert’s Auto Parts has been recognised as one of the leading Auto Parts dealers and retailers in Jamaica. Every Jamaican knows the saying “It hurts if you don’t check Bert’s”
Bob Marley Museum
The Bob Marley Museum is a museum in Kingston, Jamaica, dedicated to the reggae musician Bob Marley. It was home to the Tuff Gong reggae record label which was founded by The Wailers in 1970.
Jamaica Esports Initiative
The Jamaica Esports Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating innovative programs, hosting world-class events, developing social skills, fostering the development of eSport talents in Jamaica.
“We are the future of money. We are financial gamechangers. We’re here to revolutionize wealth accessibility with smarter tech, teams and interactions.” – Barita Investments
Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) are solely focused on money management and creating financial security and independence for Jamaicans and their Families by understanding their income, expenditure, their risks and financial goals in life.
Cafe Blue is the home of the Blue Mountain Coffee, the world’s best coffee.
Mane Design Ja
I’m sure you expected this one 😉. I specialise in visual identity systems, branding, logo design, and responsive website design for personal brands and small businesses based in the Caribbean. Let’s work together.
Which one of these colour combinations do you like? If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below, and I might create a second post in this series using your suggestions.
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