Challenging design problem

Hi guys,
I hope you can give me some advice on something. I'll try to explain the situation.

What is in the picture?
The product you see on the picture below is a USB stick inside a blister. The colored sheet you see inside the blister is the blister inlay. The inlay is the item that needs to be re-designed.

What's the problem?
Designing such an inlay should not be a problem. The problem though, is that the USB stick (in this case with the 'Hertz' logo) is variable. It can be in literally any colour, with any logo printed on. Companies can order their personalised USB stick like this.

Doe anyone have any ideas how to design an inlay, keeping the following in mind:

- It needs to fit with any colour
- It needs to be commercially acceptable (so no black and white)
- We need to be carefull with visuals, as they could sometimes be the opposite of what the company stands for.

Since we are out of ideas here, (there were plenty, but not good enough) I'd would like to ask you for some advice.

Thanks in advance,
SE

heres two ways I would go about attacking this:
1) Get the dimensions of the inlay, and make one design with the right side of it being variable. So a few in green, blue, red, yellow, orange and the rest of the primary colours. This would enable customers more choice I guess.

2) Make a rainbow coloured design by taking advantage of many colours. If you look at the inlay being used in the photo it has Red (lipstick), Yellow (suit), Orange (skin), Black (hair) and lots of Blue tones.

Theres a reason behind this choice, its not just grab+cut+paste ;)

;) both points are concidered already ;) however.. the variable colour is to expensive.. and takes to much time..
we already did something with a hand last week.. ;) and i think we will work out that project.. the colour of the skin matches at any colour ;)

-R

Then what do you intend to do? You never mentioned expens/cost in your earlier post. So I imagined it was a solution to have it in different colours.

If you dont want to go down that route then give it something monotonous which can work with many colours. Something light and not too vibrant e.g. blue, grey, white etc..

Hmm, tricky.

Before I finished reading your first post SE, I straight away thought GRAYSCALE. However as that's not an option I cant think better than bio's suggestion;
BioALIEN wrote:

2) Make a rainbow coloured design by taking advantage of many colours. If you look at the inlay being used in the photo it has Red (lipstick), Yellow (suit), Orange (skin), Black (hair) and lots of Blue tones.

...have the bg as several of the "primary/tertiary" colour gradating in to one another or something.

Grayscale was my first option to ;)..

however.. they thought it would look cheap.. so...

:p..

but we're almost finished.. and i will post the results soon ;)

-R

glad you seem to have found a solution. do show us the results ;)