Color Palette Inspiration for Designers
By: Alexandra | Published: 08/28/09

Coming up with a great new color palette for a design can often be tricky. Sometimes, designers get stuck in a color rut or need help figuring out what colors will go best with a visual. For some fresh contemporary color inspiration, there are a number of great color palette resources online. Here are a few favorites the Launch team turns to for amping up design work:

CSS Drive’s Image to Colors Palette Generator

This is a great little site where you can upload an image or point to a URL, and it will give you a color palette based on the image. There are many of these out there, but this one stands out because it provides a light, medium and dark palette, as well as a complete palette.

Adobe® Kuler

Kuler is a wonderful resource built right in to Creative Suite 4 software. It’s a great way to explore some new color themes, and the content is created by users worldwide. Browse by highest rated, newest, most popular and save your favorite color combos. To access this in Illustrator, simply go to the Select menu, click Extensions, click Kuler.

From Build Internet – Color Scheme Inspiration: Vintage Horror Movie Posters

Can’t omit this little gem … an exploration of vintage horror movie posters and their color palettes. It combines kitschy vintage design, movies and color. And while this blog post may not solve your design problems, it’s great to look through!


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