by Scott Allen Hill
The plate was kept to a very simple and clean color palette in order to avoid any clashing with the driver’s car. Rather than black however, a dark blue was used as a nod to the majority color of the state flag. To offset the simplicity of the plate a center icon was created. The cliche of the mountains was avoided as were animals that could lean too much towards a state university mascot.

Ultimately the official tree of Colorado, the Blue Spruce, was chosen as the icon to represent the plate. A few details pulled from the state seal, as well as the state motto was added as well.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014