5 Sites for Finding Color Inspiration

Color is such an important part of branding.

You can spend quite a bit of time trying to figure out what colors best represent all that you want your brand to convey.

Here are five sites to soak in when you need color inspiration for your brand, for your website, or even for your home!

Relax and Enjoy

These sites take some of the pressure off you because they feature color palettes that someone else has already put together. They’ve done all the hard work and you can just explore and enjoy.

Below you’ll see some of the results I got from searching for purple (one of my favorite colors) on each of the five sites.

Colour Lovers

colorlovers

Design Seeds

designseed

Kuler

kuler

Colrd

colrd

Pinterest

Search for “color palettes” or specific colors “purple color palettes”
pinterest

Have fun exploring….You might want to set a timer, though because once you head down this path it’s easy to lose track of time.

Where do you find color inspiration?

24 Responses to 5 Sites for Finding Color Inspiration

  1. Debra Jason April 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Very interesting. I’ll check these out as I’m curious about teal. It will have to wait till later since, as you suggested, “once you head down this path it’s easy to lose track of time.”
    Thanks. ~Debra

    • christie April 15, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      It’s a lot of fun Debra…but definitely like going down the rabbit hole!

  2. Mystic Comfort April 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I love Design Seeds!! And I have lost tons of time on Pinterest. You are right, those are great sources of color inspiration.

    • christie April 15, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Isn’t Design Seeds great!

  3. Helen Crosbie April 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Great stuff! I have spent far too many hours online trying to find a colour scheme that’s just right for me. Not easy! And yet you’ve identified some fabulous palettes there. Thank you for the pointers – it’s something that’s really hard to get right!

  4. Julie Geigle April 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Very interesting. I find I’m an INFLUENZA as you can see by my website. I would have never thought of putting salmon with purple – hmmm… I do like it. I love the brown with blues and oranges. Loooove Color!!!

    • christie April 15, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      I find myself loving more vibrant colors than I did before Julie!

  5. eyenie April 15, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    YAY!! This is such a cool list, and I’m excited to explore these!! I’ve been working with someone on my site, trying to communicate the color and feel I want, so this will be a HUUUUUGE wonderful help! How fun!!! Thank you kindly 🙂

    • christie April 15, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Great Eyenie, so glad I could help out!

  6. Shari April 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Thanks Christie! Still going to have you beautify some PDFs for me one of these days!! 🙂 xo

  7. Sabrina at MyMiBoSo April 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    I love sites like these – especially Kuler which I had used before – not only because they give me color ideas but because they also affirm that I’m not too far off with my own ideas! In fact, the colors I had originally picked for my site popped up in a palette called Buddha’s Bliss – which is totally the energy I was aiming for :).

    • christie April 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Buddha’s Bliss sounds really wonderful Sabrina!

  8. Elle April 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Great list of resources, thank you. I never heard of Colrd it looks interesting!

    • christie April 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Thank you Elle! They’re all a lot of fun!

  9. Trinidad Pena April 17, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Design seeds is killer. I use them ALL THE TIME. When figuring out a color scheme. Great post!

    • christie April 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

      I agree! Design seeds is killer!

  10. claire gillenson April 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Love love love!!! Am going to bookmark and come back for more inspiration. Thank you! 🙂

    • christie April 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      You’re welcome Claire!

  11. Mindy Crary April 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    I am ADDICTED so Design Seeds, so thanks for these other resources! I am sort of glad it takes so long to pull branding and a website together, because with color, I could easily change those things ALL OF THE TIME. I love my current colors, but I’m always looking for the next cool thing. I guess I’ll stick to painting my walls for now!

    • christie April 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      Design Seeds is so much fun. Just thinking about colors puts a smile on my face, too Mindy!

  12. Jen McLaughlin April 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    This post is like crack for me. I’ve spent way too many hours than I care to admit on these websites (and I’m not even in the market for a new scheme). Colrd is a new one that I can’t wait to visit. Thanks so much.

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