9 Themed Color Palette Collections to Inspire You


If you’re looking for some color inspiration, there are a plethora of premade color palettes and schemes out there just waiting to be found. Sifting through all the options can be a chore, and luckily there are plenty of places on the web that will do the heavy lifting for you. From movies to animals, color inspiration is everywhere—all you need to do is start searching.

1. Beyoncé

Regardless of what you’re looking for, Bey is the answer. Her large breadth of style offers up a smorgasbord of color combinations, all gorgeous and ready to be applied to everything.

2. Television and Movies

Blogger Roxy Rad takes stills from movies and boils them down into color schemes on her tumblr, Movies in Color. She provides a general spectrum, as well as light, medium, and dark options. She even dedicated a whole week to television, so if you’re looking for something inspired by True Detective, this is the place to look.

3. Wes Anderson

Just for fun, online store and blog Present & Correct likes to find color schemes in Wes Anderson films. The auteur has a distinct style heavily influenced by color, so it’s fascinating to see what schemes are in each scene.

4. Cities 

Artist Hyo Kim makes color schemes inspired by cities around the world. If you like them, there are prints available for purchase.

5. Pokémon

The cleverly named blog Palette Town is attempting to tackle all 649 Pokémon, one color scheme at a time.

6. Space

Galaxies are a favorite at tumblr, so it’s no surprise there is an entire blog dedicated to color palettes of space. From planets to nebulas, this blog has a great backlog of inspirational spectrums.

7. Animals

Design Seeds

has an extensive catalog of wonderful color palettes, and the options are categorized for easy perusal. One of my favorites is the “creatures” tag that features colorful photos of animals.

8. Pixar

Pixar movies feature bubbly and fun color schemes that are just begging to be used. Luckily, Oh My Disney created some palettes based on iconic scenes from these films

9. Nature

The world outside is a beautiful place and filled with endless color combinations. Nature in Color pulls out vibrant colors from breathtaking landscapes and scenery.

Bonus: Make your own!

Have a favorite picture from which you want to extract key colors? Try Colr, a website that helpfully picks out the best hues automatically. All you have to do is upload a photo and the program does the rest for you.