Color Palette Explorer: Top 30 Color Schemes For Your Designs

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Colors add life, emotion and meaning to everything we see. Adding the right color combination to your designs is the perfect way to create the tone you want for your messages, whether it be on logos, fonts, posters or icons.  


If you’re looking for inspiration and the ultimate palette for your next project, we’ve put together 30 of the best available combinations. By searching through the collection below you are bound to find the right one for your work!


01. Nostalgic Softness

Nostalgic Softness Color Palette 

This pastel color palette evokes femininity and gentleness. The soft blend of colors from the pale lavender through to green creates a smooth and complementary combination. This palette is ideal for light-hearted content, without overpowering it with bold colors. It can be found on colourlovers.

02. Shabby Chic Neutrals

Shabby Chic Neutrals Color Palette
This neutral palette uses variations of browns and creams to create subtle and complementary hues. This color combination is a safe option and provides warmth to any design. This palette is ideal to represent sophisticated imagery and content and can be found on canva.

03. Pastel Extremist Color Palette

Pastel Extremist Color Palette
This soft palette, uses very pale colors to add elegance and femininity to your designs. These delicate colors combine to evoke a calming and sophisticated sense of imagery. This color palette is ideal to add a tinge of color to your content and can be found on color-hex.   

04. Spring Getaway

Spring Getaway Color Palette
This warm color palette, like it’s name suggests, uses soft pale colors to create a gentle spring tone. With the use of the cherry blossom pink and light brown, this combination presents the full colors of a cherry blossom tree, symbolic of the fragility and beauty of life. This color palette is ideal to add a natural beauty to your content and can be found on color-hex. 

05. Typical Galaxy

Typical Galaxy Color Palette
Purple is a color recognised to represent royalty, power and nobility. The brightly colored hues of this palette add a fun and playful tone to the combination and perk up the maturity of the purple. This color palette is ideal for a combination of sophistication and juvenility and can be found on color-hex. 

06. Stellar Fireworks

Stellar Fireworks Color Palette
This incandescent palette, like its name suggests is inspired from the brilliant colors exploding out of a hot star. Collectively these lustrous colors brighten up the image and create a very warm tone. This color palette is ideal for grabbing the viewer’s attention and can be found on colourlovers. 

07. Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula Color Palette
This earthy color palette, uses variations of brown and dull greens to create a mature color combination. The contrast of the drab green enhances the natural browns and prevents any dreary tone to the palette. This collection is ideal for nature based content or mature and antique imagery. It can be found on colourlovers.    

08. Forma Silvestris Color Palette

Forma Silvestris Color Palette
This sophisticated palette, uses contrasting light and dark blues and whites to create a soft silver feel to this combination. Silver evokes a luxurious femininity tone to the imagery. This color palette is ideal for fancy events and content such as wedding invitations and can be found on color-hex.

09. Green Logo Color Palette

Green color palette
Green is the color of nature, symbolising growth, harmony and freshness. The gradual increase in shade of the pale green gradient creates a fluency to the palette creating a soft and gentle tone. This color palette is ideal for nature based content and can be found on color-hex.  


10. Siesta Hour

Siesta Hour Color Palette
This warm color palette uses fruity colors such as peche, cafe and sangria to create a summery and flavoursome combination. This color combination, easy on the eye, is ideal for content on food and beverages and can be found on pinterest.

11. CMYK and White Color Palette

CMYK and White Color Palette
This fluorescent palette combines bright basic colors to create a childish and playful composition. The contrast with the inclusion of black and white balances the vibrancy of this combination and enhances each color. This color palette is ideal for fun and jovial designs and can be found on color-hex. 

12. Day and Night

Day And Night Color Palette
This contrasting palette, uses dark blues and a bright yellow to create a vibrant and striking combination. Yellow, symbolises happiness and energy, and its juxtaposition with the dark blues creates an energetic impact. This color palette is ideal for a modern touch of joy and can be found on canva.

13. Crowdwish Final Color Palette

Crowdwish Final Color Palette
This bright and striking palette, uses the same degree of luminosity of the five principal colors to create a gaudy combination. With the diversity of colors this palette creates fun and energetic imagery ideal for grabbing attention and heightening the mood of the content. This color palette can be found on color-hex. 

14. Aqua Blues

Aqua Blues Color Palette
This aqua palette, uses subtle, murky colors to create a mysterious and slightly sombre feel. The gradual change in tone from the light mist color to the peacock blues creates a comfortable and complementary combination. Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection and makes this color palette ideal for sophisticated and calming content. It can be found on canva.

15. Squinting at Night Color Palette

Squinting at Night Color Palette
This shady color palette, like its name suggests, uses dark colors to create a dusky combination. The dark colors do not evoke a gloomy tone, but rather complement each other with their even hues and creates a tone of subtle sophistication. This palette is ideal to create dark imagery and can be found on color-hex.    

16. Torbjorn Color Palette

Torbjorn Color Palette
This matte color palette, uses hazy hues to create a smoky combination. The shades of red and yellow with the dull contrasting blue and grey reflects the colors wafting away in the smoke. This palette is ideal for creating warm tones and representing earthy imagery. It can be found on color-hex. 

17. Sweet Tooth Hues

Sweet Tooth Hues Color Palette
This palette takes inspiration from the colors of the sky and ocean on a sunny day to create tranquil imagery, full of life. This color palette can be used to add a clean and sincere touch to your designs. It can be found on pinterest.

18. Apt Bedroom

Apt Bedroom Color Palette
This colorful palette uses contrasting colors for any of your design. Taking colors from opposite sides of the color wheel creates greater impact when they’re combined and offsets against one another. This color palette is ideal for livening the imagery and can be found on color-hex. 

19. Fun and Tropical

Fun and Tropical Color Palette
This fun color palette uses warm color tones to create a well coordinated combination. Despite the contrast of blue with yellow, the warm tones complement each other and evoke a pleasant feel to the content. This palette is ideal to add a summery and vernal tone and can be found on canva.   

20. Always Sunset Color Palette

Always Sunset Color Palette
This bright palette takes inspiration from the vivid colors of the sun as it sets below the horizon. These soft fiery colors complement each other and with the significant amount of yellow present, together they create a happy and lively tone. This color palette is ideal to add striking joyful colors to your designs and can be found on color-hex.   

21. Naturally Elegant

Naturally Elegant Color Palette
This sophisticated color palette uses warm tones of yellows and greens. These slightly darker shades remove the bright joyfulness natural to yellow, and present golds and greens with greater prestige. This color palette is ideal for reputable content to add a tone of elegance and can it be found on canva. 

22. Grecian Holiday

Grecian Holiday Color Palette
This pastel palette takes inspiration from the colors of cycladic houses associated with the Santorini hills and other locations of Greece. The use of pastel adds a tone of sophistication to the combination and complements the warm coral and Grecian blue. This palette can be found on canva.

23. Microsoft Color Palette

Microsoft Color Palette
This bright and pure palette is a fun combination of colors often associated with the microsoft logo. This digital fusion presents a bright and energetic tone that has effectively used each color to complement the other and create impact. This palette is ideal to add a lively and fun feel to the content and can be found on color-hex.  

24. Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Color Palette
This warm palette, uses safe and uniform colors to create a sophisticated feel to your designs. This combination will complement text and add a touch of color without distracting the viewer. This palette is ideal for content based on professional businesses and can be found on canva. 

25. Nightlife

Nightlife Color Palette
This bright color palette uses the four principle printing colors (CMYK) cyan, magenta, yellow and black to add a crisp and lively effect to any design. This striking combination represents the bright colors used to grab attention on billboards scattered around the city. This makes the palette ideal for vibrant content and can be found on canva. 

26. Trickling Color Palette

Trickling Color Palette
Red represents power, passion and courage. It is also commonly used to grab attention and provide urgent information. Through this rich red color palette the imagery and content leap off the page and grab the viewer’s attention. This color palette is ideal for promoting powerful messages of both warning and love and can be found on color-hex. 

27. Outdoorsy and Natural

Outdoorsy and Natural Color Palette
This nature-based color palette with its shades of green and brown, creates a tranquil combination. The bright lime green adds a touch of energy to this color fusion. Like the name suggests, this color palette is ideal for environmental friendly and “green” based ideas and can be found on canva.

28. Bold Berries

Bold Berries Color Palette
This warm color palette, takes inspiration from the natural colors of a fruit-bearing tree by using rich shades of red, brown and green. Despite taken from opposing ends of the color circle, the uniform shade of the colors complement each other. This color palette is ideal to evoke a warm and pleasant tone to content and can be found on canva.

29. Garden Fresh

Garden Fresh Color Palette
Orange represents enthusiasm and creativity and is an effective gender neutral color to add dimension to any design. The complementing pear green color and white helps the orange pop and enhances its attraction. This palette is ideal for food content as orange is often associated with health foods and stimulates appetite. This color palette can be found on canva. 

30. Sleek and Modern

Sleek and Modern Color Palette
This sophisticated color palette, uses a black and white monochrome with a dash of cobalt blue to add a modern touch to your designs. The fluency of this color combination adds style and elegance to a range of context but this palette is optimum for a modern context. This color palette can be found on canva.


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Опубликовано 24 октября, 2016

Brenda Alvarez

Content Marketing Coordinator, Freelancer.com

I write and edit content for Freelancer and work with SEO. Aside from work, I enjoy (and try) whipping up some awesome desserts and stay active through dancing salsa as a hobby.

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