The defensive shell, exemplified by the beetle's shell, is the subject of this palette. Shells do not have to be boring: on the contrary, it is sometimes useful to show clearly that your defenses are strong to discourage predators from approaching.
Licorice, Java and Lipstick Red provide the high contrast foundation of Protect. Chili Pepper adds a layer of subtlety and depth. Liberty, Empire Yellow, Online Lime, and Lime Punch provide entertaining accents, mostly in small quantities.
The two important shades of orange, Mandarin Red and Red Orange, are very close in color value. But their differences are meaningful enough to keep both colors in the palette. Mandarin Red is clever and sophisticated, shifting back and forth between a true orange and something redder and more ambitious. Red Orange is at first brash and loud; but the longer you look, the more compelling and timeless it becomes.