Colors do more than just attract attention to your business card design. They showcase your brand’s personality and evoke your audience’s emotions—which can lead them to react to your call to action. Because colors are so entwined in human psychology, it’s important to choose the right ones for your business card.
These great designs from our gallery in previous years, which are from the folks over at Company Folders will show you what colors can do for your business card.
This design for Digital Elliott proves that colorful business cards don’t have to be complicated. Its vivid green background catches the eye right away and sends a positive message about the brand, since green is often associated with nature, growth, and good things.
Rather than smattering colors all over the place, Nurture Athletics took a more strategic approach. Its blue panels give precedence to the more important brand color, while lime green edge painting adds a pop of warmth. Its style even matches the colorful trim that’s popular on running shoes.
This business card for Jackson Pediatric Dentistry uses its blue, black, and white color palette to set a professional tone that makes parents feel comfortable and confident. Its die-cut shape and quirky illustration add a kid-friendly vibe.
This retro card uses edge painting to reinforce the teal parts of the illustration. Dark yellow accents add a trendy, warm color to give the design more energy.
Blue’s reputation for looking reliable and professional makes it a great choice for business cards. But instead of sticking with a solid shade of blue, LangO went all out with this blue illustration of the cardholder.
Grouper Social Club
This card for Grouper, an NYC social club, partners complementary shades of blue and orange. Its contrast between warm and cool colors adds visual interest to the letterpress printed design.
Popular among construction companies, orange is a fantastic choice for A1 Renovations. Its bright panels suggest energy and efficiency, while the neutral colors and sans serif font balance the design with a professional tone.
Resistenza created four different designs, giving itself a color for every occasion. Its darker hues create a subtle, understated sense of style for the company.
Black is one of the last colors that comes to mind when thinking of “colorful” business cards—but it should be one of the first. It’s a great background for dramatic neon or metallic colors, like the stunning gold foil on this design for Randy Parker Photography.
When people think “colorful,” they often think of the brightest colors in the rainbow. But this copper card for My Deer reveals how stunning natural colors can look, especially when paired with minimal artwork.
Darmand’s purple and gold business card is more than just colorful; it’s durable. The card is laser cut into metal and silk screen printed.
This iridescent card changes colors whenever you tilt it one way or another, which makes for a fun futuristic vibe. Its pastel colors add a feminine touch for makeup artist Sarahid Lopez.
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Pastel yellow stripes give this card a muted tone that’s soft and soothing. A brighter yellow flower in the custom die-cut corner brings a bold touch to the letterpress printing.
Trela & Companhia
A vibrant yellow business card for Trela & Companhia portrays the company’s sunny, cheerful personality. Its linen stock also offers a noticeable texture to match the card’s bold color.
This neon-colored business card is shockingly bright and sure to catch clients’ eyes. To balance the design, Die Continentale made the front of the card black, with just its “C” logo in neon yellow.
Moss created multiple business cards that combine bright pink and yellow accents with neutral gray panels and photos. Each card uses different colors because each one showcases a different Moss product.
Hot pink edge painting accentuates this adorable design for artist Shyama Golden. Its colorful neon edges liven up the design with an energetic pop of color—without overwhelming the viewer’s eye.
This vintage-inspired design for Lava Stationery features a floral background. Each business card is wrapped in its own floral paper and sealed with dark red wax—the brand’s color.
Designer Fabien Barral created his colorful business cards using a split fountain print, which mixes multiple inks during printing. This gives them a vibrant range of color—and guarantees that no two cards are the same.
Duct Tape & Glitter
Vibrant pink panels and cartoon illustrations give Duct Tape & Glitter a fun, girly style that matches the brand’s name. Darker red accents help intensify the letterpress printed design without straying from its warm color palette.
I Am Tiago
I Am Tiago selected two business card designs—one powder blue and one bright red. Both colors match the card’s Christmas theme, and the red card adds extra holiday cheer thanks to its warm color.
Red is the ultimate eye-catching color. And since it’s part of the brand name, it’s the perfect choice for this Red Shoe Productions business card. Designer Tim Weakland chose a tan back panel with red accents to reverse the front panel’s color scheme and let the reader’s eye rest.
If you’re looking for more examples, feel free to check out the most recent colourful business cards in our gallery.