A Cheery Color Scheme for Your Next Mandala

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I love looking at color palettes on Pinterest for inspiration, but lately I’ve been trying to come up with color combinations based on real life sources. My inspiration for this mandala was the set of four Uniball Signo gel pens my 11-year-old son gave me for Christmas. These aren’t colors I would have picked up on my own, but I think they work well together in the finished design.

I couldn’t find the exact four pack of pens I have online, but Amazon has an eight pack that contains the same four colors.  The colors are vibrant, they don’t smear or skip, and they’re great for note taking as well as coloring.

The mandala design is from Color Creatives: Peaceful Patterns to Relax the Mind. This is a special limited edition magazine available until 3/11/16.