Being a college town, Boulder gets pretty busy in August with all of the students moving and settling into their new houses, apartments, or dorms. Yet the college isn’t the only reason why Boulder is more active than usual. This month Boulder hosted a number of different events, including the Boulder Ironman Triathlon and the US Pro Cycling Challenge. On the Boulder skyline, a few of the flatirons and hiking trails opened to the public in August. The trails were closed during the majority of the summer in order to help preserve the cliff-dwelling raptors that live in the area.

This month’s color palette, The Sunny Flatirons, was taken in the NCAR area in August 2014. The photo shows a portion of the boulder skyline and a number of the most popular flatirons in the area as well as one of many sunflowers that can be found around town.

Sunny Flatirons

The colors in the image above are listed below in both hex and RGB formats. The dark color (the color sliver at the top of each color square) is listed in the left column while the main color block is listed in the middle column. The last column has the gray background color that sits behind the color palettes.

Top Color Sliver

Electric Violet:

  • #6542FF
  • R:101 G:66 B:255

Pastel Green:

  • #5CE35C
  • R:92 G:227 B:92

Paris Daisy:

  • #FFEB52
  • R:225 G:235 B:82

Golden Grass:

  • #D4A51A
  • R:212 G:165 B:26

Main Color Block


  • #8469FF
  • R:132 G:105 B:255

Light Green:

  • #84EE84
  • R:132 G:238 B:132

Witch Haze:

  • #FFEF75
  • R:255 G:239 B:117


  • #E8BF44
  • R:232 G:191 B:68

Background Color


  • #211E19
  • R:33 G:30 B:25