Definition of palette
1 : a thin oval or rectangular board or tablet that a painter holds and mixes pigments on
2a : the set of colors put on the paletteb (1) : a particular range, quality, or use of color The designer's palette consisted mostly of earth tones. (2) : a comparable range, quality, or use of available elements a rich palette of tones and timbres a palette of flavors a palette of vegetables
Recent Examples of palette from the Web
Built for elegance and style, the home has been exquisitely updated with current color palettes, quartz counters, designer lighting and a fabulous wine room.
No word yet on when the palette will be available to buy, but Storybook has been dropping hints about a new collab coming in October.
The Pacific Northwest is home to pockets of temperate rainforest where liquid sunshine creates an artist’s palette of greens.
Costumer Rachel Laritz even uses the same neutral palette to allow Susy to blend into her surroundings.
But Jane’s world is so bright, with a color palette to evoke the Miami venue, that even homicide looks sunny.
A bright crossbody bag adds to the blue color palette, while accessories like a sleek silver watch and tortoiseshell shades add a touch of elegance without being stuffy.
Palette generators tend toward extremes: too complex or too simple.
Painter's ever expanding palette of features and awesome effects still runs circles around its competitors.
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PALETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of palette for English Language Learners
: a thin board that has a hole for the thumb at one end and that is used by a painter to mix colors while painting
: the range of colors used by someone
PALETTE Defined for Kids
Definition of palette for Students
1 : a thin board or tablet on which a painter puts and mixes colors
2 : the set of colors that an artist is using
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