Custom Coin Plating and Color Combinations That WorkPosted by All About Challenge Coins | May 7, 2019 at 4:51pm | Topic: Challenge Coins 101
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Feeling indecisive about a color and plating combo for your custom coin? Or maybe you need help matching a coin plating to your organization's color scheme? Custom challenge coin design is all about making choices fitting you and your organization. But we get it, the sheer number of color and plating combinations can be overwhelming. To help, AllAboutChallengeCoins has pulled together a list of color and plating options we think naturally complement each other based on our work with other clients.
Guidelines for Coin Color and Coin PlatingThe most important determinator of what color and plating options are going to look good are going to be the needs of your design. Almost every color comes in different shades and hues that can highlight, emphasize or enhance the natural look of your plating options. Knowing which colors match isn't rocket science, but a little knowledge of color theory doesn't hurt. Here are a few fast and hard tips for using color and coin plating to create a unique design with your custom coins.
- Cool colors like pastel blue, violet and typically pair well with silver while richer warm colors like scarlet and orange naturally pair well with gold plating.
- Replace white elements in a design with a coin’s natural silver plating to create a polished metal version with an eye-catching gleam. Likewise, you can replace yellow elements in a design with gold to maintain a design’s original warmth while adding that metallic shine.
- Illustrated designs featuring drawn mascots or characters look best when plated in black metal to highlight the black line detail of a character. These designs can look off if the plating is gold, silver or copper as the brighter plating colors won’t match the original design.