Colors of the Week

Adam Whitten
3 min readJan 28, 2019

This past year has been one of the best and worst years of my life. I won’t go into detail about exactly what has been going on, but I lost myself and found myself (and happiness) all along the way. I was stuck in a design rut for the last few months finding it hard to create something I liked and enjoyed.

A few weeks ago I started following a designer named Ales Nestril, on Instagram. After following Ales, I saw that he had started a project called COTW, or Colors of the Week. I thought to myself, “hmm…this is kind of a good way to keep myself inspired and motivated to create at least one thing a week.”

This is Ales Nestril; one bad ass product designer.

Fast forward to now!

Here I am following in this guy’s footsteps. Although our purpose for doing Colors of the Week are vastly different, the end goal is ultimately the same.

So what is it?

So COTW is a selection of two to four colors that, in my opinion, look great together. I tend to select the colors maybe a half hour before posting them. I chose to do it this way so that I’m in the moment. I want this project to be as natural and unforced as possible. Rather than spending hours on what colors work well together, I’m opting to spend as little time as possible and give my followers the most pure and honest colors choices I feel at that moment.

On week two I posted a COTW with the Indiana Pacers color scheme. If you know me personally, you know I took a weekend trip to Indy. That’s the inspiration behind it. You get it?

If you happen to like any of the colors, feel free to use them for whatever! Shoot me a comment or DM and let me know how you used them.

When do you post?

I will posting COTW every Monday between 8am & 10am EST. They are featured on my Instagram account in my stories. COTW will also be posted under my “Colors” highlight category. If you follow me on Facebook you can also catch it there.

Credit where it’s due

Again, thank you Ales Nestril for inspiring me to do something creative every week. Regardless of the project, big or small, this has helped me motivate myself to create again. If you guys love following hard working designers who create AMAZING content and material, give Ales a follow.

Ales — Medium
Ales — Dribble
Ales — Instagram
Ales — Behance
Ales — Website

I’ll be posting more content both here and on my Instagram account. If you’re interested in following me and my journey through design, I’ve dropped my href’s below.

Adam — Medium
Adam — Instagram

PS: Bare with me, I’m getting my socials and website back in good standing! I’ll share updates when I’m ready to share with the world!

Thanks for reading,




Adam Whitten

UI UX Designer - websites and mobile apps, brand and visual communication, user experience design and user interface design.