When an artist thinks about color outside of a typical color spectrum, interesting results occur. This week’s free images focus on the softness that can be achieved with pastel hues when used in unexpected ways.

Click on the images below to download them now, then head to this week’s featured lightbox, “Infrared Visions,” for otherworldly visions of a color spectrum invisible to the naked eye.

These images are available for free download until Sunday, July 27 at 11:59PM EST.

Left Image: Colorful mosaic seamless vector background by Epsicons. Right Image: Abstract dandelion flower background by Rustle.

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