50 Beautiful Color Combinations (And How to Apply Them to Your Designs)

50 Beautiful Color Combinations (And How to Apply Them to Your Designs)
Nayomi Chibana

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Nayomi Chibana

Jan 27, 2016
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One of the keys to making your design come alive is choosing just the right color combination.

Whether you're attempting to evoke the feelings associated with a breathtaking landscape, a romantic sunset or a dynamic scene bursting with color, it takes a trained eye to bring together the perfect hues to drive your message home.

To save you some time and effort in your search for the ideal color combination, we've created a list of beautiful color schemes you can use in any of your projects.

These color presets are already available for you within Visme, so you can easily apply them to any of your own designs by simply clicking on the color combination of your choice, as seen below.

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Now that you've seen how simple it is to apply your own color schemes right within Visme, here are 50 unique and dazzling color combinations our design team created just for you.


1 Blue Sunset


A mix of vivid yellows and oranges with a dark moderate blue and a strong orange make this an attractive combination for just about any design that needs to send a message of energy and vitality.

2 Classic and Retro


This combination of mostly dark colors--from a dark grayish cyan and a dark moderate red to a dark orange--make this combination ideal for a subdued look. For simpler designs, you can also choose to use only the top three colors.

3 Shimmering Blues and Greens

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Here we have a mix of strong and vivid blues with a soft yellow and desaturated dark orange, which is ideal if you're going for something a bit more exciting and dynamic than the typical blues and browns.

4 Sunset Over a Swamp


This mix of a desaturated dark blue with a soft yellow and bright orange and red make this a colorful combination suitable for lighthearted, youthful themes.

5 Mediterranean Blues


This perfect combination of a grayish blue with a desaturated dark blue and a range of browns evoke the feelings associated with this magical and mysterious Mediterranean setting. It is ideal for designs related to travel or nature.

6 Exotic Orchids


Here we have a range of blues complemented by a dark cyan and vivid orange--perfect for a colorful, vibrant design. You can also pick and choose the colors that most suit your design, such as the top dark blues and the orange as an accent color.

7 Sophisticated and Calm


This color combination is versatile enough to be used in a variety of design projects, from those with a sophisticated and upscale look to those with a calm and comfortable feel.

8 Magentas and Yellows


A range of magentas combined with a vivid yellow and olive tone make this a refreshing and unconventional palette.

9 Blue Mountain Peaks and Clouds


This range of blues combined with a dark yellow and light grayish pink make this a versatile color scheme perfect for professional and conservative designs.

10 Orange Sunset


A dark pink and a dark desaturated violet are combined here with a soft red and a soft orange to create a vibrant and colorful palette that can be used in a variety of designs to communicate energy and warmth.

11 Vintage 1950s


For a classic, retro look that elicits a bit of nostalgia, here's a unique combination of a slightly desaturated blue and orange, at the top and bottom, and a strong cyan and soft yellow.

12 Vivid and Retro


This original mix of red, pink and a vivid orange make this a versatile and eye-catching palette, which can be used in a variety of ways by, for example, applying the first three colors or, alternatively, the bottom three in a design.

13 Ornamental Reds and Yellows


This palette is made up of very dark reds and a range of yellows and oranges. Choose any of these colors to give your design a bold look.

14 Turquoise and Red


This colorful image of ripe fruit gives rise to this unique combination of blues, cyans and red. If you decide to mix and match two or three colors at a time, you can create a range of palettes for your designs, from professional ones with cool colors to more upbeat, energetic ones.

15 Blue Sundew


This image of a carnivorous plant gives rise to a range of blues complemented by a dark red and brown tone.

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16 Classic 70s


If you're looking for something reminiscent of the 70s, you can create a variety of color schemes with this image of a Volkswagen camper cruising through the beach.

17 Gothic Architecture


This image of a cathedral in Normandy has inspired this scheme appropriate for a design that is cool, controlled and professional.

18 Fiery Red Landscape


This icy Swiss mountain surrounded by clouds produces this color scheme, which includes black and a range of reds.

19 Urban Skyline


If you're looking for a modern-looking, dynamic color scheme, this palette inspired by this image of a cityscape provides a unique group of colors to choose from.

20 Natural Elegance


This beautiful portrait of a bride inspires this harmonious palette, which can be used in a wide range of designs to communicate professionalism and conservatism or sophistication and natural elegance.

21 Summer Blueberries


A range of violets and a strong pink and yellow come together in this palette, bursting with colors evocative of the Spring and Summer seasons.

22 On the Dock of the Bay


These maritime colors are ideal for evoking the coolness and tranquility of an afternoon sitting on the dock of the bay, "watching the tide roll away."

23 Earthy Greens


These olive and brown tones are great for themes related to sustainability, nature and earthiness.

24 Old Car and Blue Jeans


Here is another unique combination comprised of dark blue and dark green with a soft yellow and desaturated dark red.

25 Berries Galore


These luscious multi-berry colors can be used all at once or, depending on your project, two or three at a time. For example, you can go for a monochromatic effect with just the first three.

26 Refreshing and Invigorating


This breathtaking image of a stone arch in a national park inspired this cheerful and fun color scheme, which is sure to add a sizable dose of life and vitality to your design.

27 Serene and Relaxing


This soothing color palette brings to mind a relaxing walk alongside a beach shore, with the wind running through your hair. Its range of greens with gray undertones makes this a perfect scheme for a variety of projects.

28 Aqua Greens


This range of cyans and lime greens brings to mind anything related to submarines, boats, underwater diving and ships.

29 Summer Vacation


This mix of blues, combined with a beige and brown tone, elicit emotions related to a fun summer day in the sun.

30 Twilight Moon


Looking for a Halloween theme? This range of oranges and black is perfect for any Fall or Halloween-related design.

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31 Swiss Meadows


The dark blue combined with the gold and bronze in this combination are often seen in the official colors of school teams. The pink, however, adds a unique and colorful touch that can be used to make your design stand out.

32 Tropical Wildlife


If you're looking to add a burst of energy to your design, you can apply all the colors in this scheme or just two or three colors at a time (such as the top or bottom three colors).

33 Child's Play


This cheerful yet stylish combination brings together these colors: dark blue, moderate red, bright orange and a grayish orange.

34 Sunset in Hamburg


This image of a mesmerizing sunset in Hamburg brings to mind these warm colors, ranging from a dark red and moderate orange to a grayish blue and grayish orange.

35 Lemon in Water


This mixture of soft yellow and olive with black and grayish violet make for a bold and eye-catching design.

36 Inspirational and Romantic


This beautiful picture of a breathtaking sunset inspired this palette comprised of dark pinks, violets and reds.

37 Riverside London


Although this color palette is technically made up of a browns, oranges and a grayish red, it can be used as a monochromatic scheme in any of your designs.

38 Black and Bright Orange


A range of oranges, black and a dark grayish lime green are combined in this high-contrast scheme.

39 Indian Fields


This exotic image inspired this colorful scheme comprised of a range of greens and bright red colors.

40 Jazz Night


Choose two or three of these colors to add character to your design. You can use either the top two combined with the light grayish yellow or the bottom three together.

41 Bright and Energetic


If you're looking to communicate energy and approachability, this bright color scheme will do the trick. The cooler colors on top are perfectly complemented by the soft reds at the bottom.

42 Earthy and Natural


This mix of leafy greens and browns is ideal for any design related to the environment, sustainability, nature or wildlife.

43 Czech Architecture


This unique palette is reminiscent of the colorful facades of houses seen across Europe. You can use all of these colors at a time or stick to two or three for each individual project.

44 Blue Accent


If you're looking for a design that is sure to catch someone's eye, go for this range of grays complemented by a perfect soft blue accent.

45 Kaleidoscope Illusions


Lime greens combined with brown and peach result in this palette, which can be dissected to create several other combinations with two or three colors.

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46 Winter Barn


Make your design pop with this unique color scheme, comprised of a range of cool blues and a distinctive dark red.

47 Bright and Fruity


A selection of cool and warm colors come together in this cheerful combination, suitable for designs related to food, diet and nutrition.

48 Purple Garlic


In this scheme, strong reds are complemented by a light grayish magenta and dark red with gray undertones.

49 The Colors of Nature


A range of blues and browns make this an attractive color scheme for themes striving to communicate permanence, transparency and dependability.

50 Oriental Opulence


A light violet, blue and orange with gray undertones is combined here with a dark blue and strong orange to add color and vitality to the scheme.


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    About the Author

    Nayomi Chibana is a journalist and writer for Visme’s Visual Learning Center. Besides researching trends in visual communication and next-generation storytelling, she’s passionate about data-driven content.

    80 responses to “50 Beautiful Color Combinations (And How to Apply Them to Your Designs)”

    1. Louwra says:

      Lovely colour combinations. Thanks for sharing.

    2. Magsz says:

      This is awesome!!

    3. marcel says:

      Thanks, it’s so delight and beautiful combinations. It’s amazing work.

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      I love the way the colours where taken from different point of view.

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    7. Erisadesu says:

      Thank you so much for all of your help.

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    9. Kathie says:

      This was helpful. I love that it has the colour codes so there’s no mystery. Thanks for sharing <3

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    11. Ashlee says:

      I can’t find the same colors that are already on my slides that it gave me and it’s super frustrating

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    17. Marichi Capino says:

      great to see the palette next to actual pictures – how it applies is essential to showing us how we can use it

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    21. Abdiel Rodriguez says:

      Muy utiles estas cartillas para disenar…

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    23. aris says:

      with this article I can teach how to combinate the colors to make a good design.. as a web designer, i still learn about that.. so thank you Nayomi.. it help me..

    24. RLem says:

      Thanks!!!!! it was very helpful!

    25. judith.osnoe says:

      Best web color site I’ve found… bookmarked

    26. Asca Wibi says:

      thanks for the article. it’s very very helpful!! thanks a lot!! hehe

    27. Jane Miller says:

      beautiful colours to fill the imagination

    28. Keshav Naidu says:

      Great color schemes post guys, I loved it 🙂
      Here is my favorite one: http://www.schemecolor.com

    29. Jagruti says:

      Beautiful Color combinations and quite helpful. Thanks!

    30. So nice. I am only 87 yrs old and have taken up colouring ( in pre drawn sketches) and like your presentation very much. One difficulty for me, if I like to mix the colours , I am not able to make out from where I can have information about the no/s you have provided, for example, 328DAA .in Blue Accent.
      Is it possible to add this piece of information also?
      Thank you

    31. Vinaya says:

      Unbelievable combinations gr8

    32. Krishnamoorthy says:

      This was really useful for me and many thanks for the great content!!

    33. Alora says:

      This is really cool

    34. Koel Colours says:

      Thanks for sharing the info with us

    35. Tushar says:

      That’s a pretty sweet article!
      Has come to a great benefit in my CS Java project of making Application where I was in need of beautiful color combinations for the UI Design and finally got it! Thanks a lot 😀

    36. Dalilah says:

      thnx for this color comb, buh what if someone is intending to comeup with a business that will deal in snacks, what color combinations will that person use

    37. Krishna says:

      Thank You Very much… Very Useful in my Graphic Design Works 🙂

    38. Ernest says:

      Thank you so much for sharing. God bless!!

    39. Uddip says:

      Good work, thank you so much. Its really helpful

    40. Anas Khan says:

      Thanks.. great combinations with inspiration.

    41. Ultimatequotes.org says:

      Beautifully explained , Thanks

    42. Alexandra says:

      Absolutely beautiful way to display colour schemes and gorgeous palettes. Thank you!

    43. HEMANT HERAMBA says:


    44. PAUL GRIFFIN says:

      Thank you for the wonderful guide. I really appreciate what you have done. It’s helped me with my project. What I would like to point out though is that example 50 refers to the orient a d the photo is of The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, which as you may, or may not, know is in the Middle East.

    45. Urmi says:

      So glad that I came across this page!
      Thank you for sharing these palettes, really appreciate!

    46. pf says:

      # 5 has none of the blue of the title. Maybe it should be tweaked?

    47. Icha says:

      I really love your combination of colors! It’s really amazing.
      Can I use some of this combination?

    48. rohit aggarwal says:

      thanks for the information

    49. henna says:

      thankyou so much ,, this color scheme really helped me .. becoz me always in state of confusion ,, another problem is which colors should b on top & bottom for pouring art in a jar or a cup ,,, otherwise your color combinations helped me a lot again thankyou,

    50. vastu says:

      Excellent work. I appreciate your collection and picking up the right colors from portraits. Keep it up.

    51. Ketna says:

      Beautiful Color combinations. I came here to find the color combinations for my web app.
      I liked most of them. 🙂 Thank you!

    52. Great article, with this tool we can do excellent color combinations, also it is easy to use and saves much of our time and efforts. Thanks for sharing!

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