Design Spotlight: Vintage Surf Style

Inspired by: Vintage Surf Magazines by Ty Pennington

I’m always looking for new color inspiration and can pretty much find it anywhere. And since I have a massive collection of vintage stuff, it’s no surprise these turned up during the summer season. I matched some color palettes with the covers of these old surf magazines to give me some inspiration for future projects.

Check them out below and tell me what you think…

Inspired by: Vintage Surf Magazines by Ty Pennington

Ok so this one may look a little plain, but the accent colors in the typography, center image and borders make for a pretty slick palette. If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of the color orange, which really makes this palette pop but stays true to the overall vintage feel.

Inspired by: Vintage Surf Magazines

This next one is bold and bright; the perfect combination for the summer surf season. I can’t put my finger on it, but this color combination just screams Venice, California. The streets are filled with colorful murals, artists, and art, another reason why I love living there.

Inspired by: Vintage Surf Magazines by Ty Pennington

And last but not least, this strapping gentleman showing of his ride (and his girl!) brings some earthy tones into this round of vintage color inspiration. Forest greens and navy blues harmonize well to give you that earth, wind and fire feel. Accent something in red or maroon – like throw pillows, artwork, or table toppers – and you’ll be time traveling in no time.

Do you have any vintage color inspiration? Share your ideas in the comments below.