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Design & Inspiration

13 Useful Resources for Color Palette Inspiration

Design & Inspiration

Design & Inspiration

13 Useful Resources for Color Palette Inspiration

1. Glorify

Glorify is an easy-to-use design tool ideal for both beginners and professionals. Users can create their own unique color palettes by blending different shades and colors with a single click. You can also browse the catalog to explore a range of color palettes created by Glorify's expert designers.

Generating color palettes within the brand kit allows you to instantly apply them to the elements of your design. A color palette can also be applied to the design as a whole to change the color of the background, shapes, text and icons.

2. Pinterest

Pinterest has always been a go-to place for ideas and inspiration. There are a ton of Pinterest group boards where creatives come together to share their ideas and work. Boards like Color Combinations - Inspiring and Color Palettes present hundreds of color combinations displayed in a variety of ways including artwork, photographs and color palettes.

3. Adobe Color

Adobe Colors generates color schemes based on the rules of basic color theory. You can generate thousands of color palettes to use in your designs and also explore other color combinations created by the Adobe community. Daily trending color palettes serve as an inspiration to anyone looking for it. In what we call a rather organized structure, Adobe has their color combos categorized according to themes such as graphic design, illustration, fashion, architecture and more!

4. Pigment by ShapeFactory

Being one of the highest-rated color palette generators out there, Pigment by ShapeFactory designers have a lot to say about this tool. Its beautiful and smooth user interface lets you choose any color palette that appeals to you. The chosen palette can be modified directly from the browser by adjusting the pigment and the lighting.

Once you do finalize a color palette of your choice, you can also adjust the shade and even copy a variety of color codes in RGB, Pantone and HEX. Another feature that appeals to most designers is the ability to search duotone stock photos using any color palette. You can also generate a gradient background based on color combinations!

5. Color Hunt

Color Hunt is a lifesaver to anyone looking for a well-curated collection of beautiful colors schemes that are updated every day. You can sort and filter colors on the grounds of new, random and popularity, as voted by the community. Color Hunt is always a top choice for the neat freaks since it is more simplified and organized than other tools.

Each set displays 4 colors that work well together. The colors are organized in a simple way that makes it easy for users to select which combination works best for them. Probably the best part is that Color Hunt can be added as a Google Chrome extension to help you get color inspiration with each tab you open on your browser!

6. Coolors

With Coolors, you can generate a color scheme, save it and share the entire scheme within minutes. You can also actually generate color schemes from an image and toggle different shades to match your needs.

A perfect platform to find color palette inspiration, Coolors lets you browse thousands of color schemes created by the community. You can explore new color combinations and filter the best ones judging by community votes.

7. Design Seeds

Initially created as a digital documentation of color schemes created by Jessica Colaluca, Design Seeds is an amazing website for those looking into the deeper meaning of colors. The website essentially celebrates the colors of nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living.

Design Seeds also displays the latest trends in the design industry. This website is perfect for anyone looking to gain daily color palette inspiration on specific themes.

8. Dribble

Everyone know that Dribble is THE platform for designers. There is an entire section dedicated to allow creatives to browse for inspiration. Dribble makes it easy for you to decide which colors to use by allowing you to sort through various designs based on the color of your choice.

9. Canva

Canva is another favorite when it comes to generating color palettes. If you're looking for the perfect palette to match your photos, this website is right for you. Simply upload your images and Canva provides you with a beautiful color palette to complement your images. They also provide 100 color combo inspirations for those who prefer to choose for themselves. Canva is easy to use and is a good choice for beginners.

10. Muzli Color Palette Generator

Just like Adobe Colors, the Muzli Color Palette Generator has a wonderful user interface. If you are a designer with a basic idea of what color you’d be using, you can create tons of color schemes based on that. The best part about Muzli is the mockup provided on the dashboard. This allows you to preview how your color palette will look on your designs and projects.

11. Hello Color

A rather simple color contrast generator, Hello Color should be at the top of your list if you're after a simple color palette resource. At Hello Color, you can get two contrasting color palettes in just a couple of clicks. In addition, this tool scores high for ease and convenience by providing the Hex codes for each palette so you can incorporate these colors into any design at any time.

12. Paletton

Probably the best feature of Paletton is its vast functionality. From professional designers to beginners, anyone can find color inspiration here. All you have to do is pick your favorite color and start exploring variations, ideas and combinations.

This educational tool takes your basic knowledge and teaches you everything you need to know about colors using professional color wheels and patterns. Paletton is also used by web designers, photographers and students looking for the perfect colors to match a brand voice, project or photo.

13. Material Palette

With Material Palette, you can choose your favorite color and have a downloadable material design palette ready in minutes! Simply choose a couple of colors that you like and the website will produce a color palette. This generated color palette can be previewed on the right side of your page, making it easier to imagine the color palette on your design.

How to create a color palette using Glorify

Step 1: From the dashboard select "Brand Kit" from the menu on the left.

Step 2: Click "Add Palette".

Step 3: Create a name for your color palette.

Step 4: Select a combination of colors according to your brand and preference.

Step 5: Click the Save button.

Step 6: To apply an pre-defined color palette to an image, open the design and select "Color Palette" from the elements on the left panel.

Step 7: You will see the whole color palette catalog. Click on the shuffle icon beside the color palette of your choice to generate a combination that works for you.

Finishing thoughts

Color palettes are a central part of any design process. Glorify makes sure you can mix, match and blend colors to create unique color palettes to spice up all your designs. The best part is, Glorify makes it easy to apply your chosen color palette to any image or design.

Create your unique color palette now!

13 Useful Resources for Color Palette Inspiration: FAQs

1. What is the best color for inspiration?

There are a number of opinions regarding the best color for inspiration. Yellow and orange are considered the top choices since they represent creativity, enthusiasm and inspiration itself.

2. How do I choose my color palette?

Having a base color and finding complementary ones is an easy way to create a color palette. You can also use Glorify to blend colors, discover new ones and find out what works best for your brand or design.

The path to Glory begins here

The path to Glory begins here