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
Last month, Storybook Cosmetics released an eyeshadow palette with shades channeling all of your favorite moments from the film, and last year, Jeffree Star launched a hot-pink highlighter named after North Shore High School's queen bee.
In true Marc Jacobs fashion, these palettes pop with colors, from azure-blue to fuchsia-pink—but don’t let that dissuade you.
Many backgrounds are colored with unexpected, complementary palettes (pink sky, purple trees) and traced in outlines that are slightly off-registration and rough.
And that's immediately clear in the sonic palette of 4:44.
The shapes, painted with silk-screen ink, form colorful color palettes in pinks and oranges and create a sense of motion across the long canvas.
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.
But after 20 minutes of searching, the group emerged with just one purchase among the five of them: An eyeshadow palette that cost $3.99.
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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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