17 beautiful colour palettes from pictures

April 20, 2016 - Design, Get Inspired
17 beautiful colour palettes from pictures

These colour palettes are taken from images of famous places all over the world. Chosen for one reason–they all have a colour in the name.

I created these colour palettes from photographs using Adobe’s Color utility (formerly Kuler). Which is dead easy even if you haven’t got an Adobe ID!

Editor’s note: Make your own themes with our tutorial: How do I create a Photoshop colour theme?

Before we get stuck into the palettes I want to draw your attention to some other utilities you can use to generate collections of colours. By utilising any of these you can create palettes and hex combinations of your own in no time at all.

You’re welcome to use these colour palettes as you wish. To do so, click the image to view them on Adobe Color and save them to your library. If you don’t have an Adobe login, you can still click ‘edit copy’ via the link and view the hex codes for each colour in the palette.

1. Blackpool, England. Photo credit: blackpool

2. The Black Forest, Baden, Germany. Photo credit:

black forest

3. Blue Lagoon, Iceland. Photo credit:

blue lagoon

4. The famous Eau Rouge corner of Spa Francorchamps motorsport circuit, Belgium. Photo credit: 


5. The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA. Photo credit:


6. Green Park, London, England. Photo credit:


7. Green Park, London, England. Photo credit:


8. A terrace of colourful houses, Greenland. Photo credit:


9. A huge sinkhole in Belize, called The Great Blue Hole. Photo credit:


10. Mont Blanc. Photo credit:


11. Vintage Orange County image. Photo credit: The Orange County Archives


12. Red Square, Moscow. Photo credit:


13. Red Square, Moscow. Photo credit:


14. White Sands missile range, New Mexico. Photo credit:


15. A railway bridge crossing, Whitechapel, London. Photo credit:


16. Yellow Gorge, Kewsick, England. Photo credit:



17. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Photo credit:


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This post was written by Quentin Radburn