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
Grab a flat mixing surface (like a plate or palette) and sprinkle a little bit of the gold pigment on top.
But, fear not, you won’t be left with a fishy palette.
Market research by surveying classmates on color palette.
Sneakers with thick North African-style threading were imagined in a multicolored palette below a silken green tracksuit with thick white Balkan-style seams.
Since there's already one glam guru in the family — Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits and eyeshadow palettes are practically the stuff of legend at this point — social media wondered how Kim's brand would differ.
While the materials were mostly natural fibers and the color palette based on hues of blue, white and slate gray, the collection closed with flashes of green and Japanese technical fabric.
His works feature a variety of palettes, from whites, grays and beiges to bright yellow, reds and oranges.
Built for elegance and style, the home has been exquisitely updated with current color palettes, quartz counters, designer lighting and a fabulous wine room.
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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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