15 Travel-Inspired Color Palettes to Lust Over

We apologize in advance—these killer color palettes will kick your wanderlust into high gear!

There's nothing like discovering new places and cultures to kick inspiration into high gear! Check out these 15 color palettes inspired by different locations around the globe. We promise you'll want to test 'em out on your favorite coloring page ASAP! 

1. Mediterranean Vibes in Positano, Italy

Positano Italy via Akula Kreative
Credit: Akula Kreative

The pastel details on these cliff-front properties on the Amalfi coast of Italy are definitely envy-inducing (put me on a plane NOW, please!). But, we can also see them working out beautifully on a floral or mandala coloring page!

2. Mountains Meet Sky in Australia

Lamington National Park by @carolyn.eve
Credit: @carolyn.eve via Design Seeds

We love how this scene from Lamington National Park shows the wide range of nature’s hues, from the dark browns and grays in the foreground to the light orange and blues of the sky. Can’t you see these colors paired in an architecture coloring page, or in a tile-inspired design?

3. Pastels on a Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral by Akula Kreative
Credit: Akula Kreative

This close-up view provides a different perspective than we’re used to when looking at classic cathedrals. The pastel hues in this rosette are to die for! We’re already working on incorporating them into a soothing mandala coloring page.

4. Moody in Montreal

Montreal by Anna Wu Akula Kreative
Credit: Anna Wu via Akula Kreative

Cityscapes can provide exquisite color palettes, too! We tend to lean towards bright colors when working on a floral coloring page, but image how gorgeous a mix of teal, rust, and light grey petals would be!

5. Reflections in Austria

@piiipsy via Design Seeds
Credit: @piiipsy via Design Seeds

The blues and neutrals inspired by this gorgeous Austrian lake would make an exquisite combo in any pattern-based coloring page, or in a nature or architecture scene.

6. Cute Cars & Colorful Concrete in Havana, Cuba

@nathalierollandin via Design Seeds
Credit: @nathalierollandin via Design Seeds

This Cuban street scene is a buffet of color! Translate these hues to any floral or fashion coloring page for an undoubtedly beautiful end product.

 

7. Feeling the Blues in “The Blue City” (Chefchaouen, Morocco)

@in_somnia_ via Design Seeds
Credit: @in_somnia_ via Design Seeds

Have you ever seen more shades of blue in one place than in this gorgeous mountain shot of “The Blue City” in Morocco? We think this palette would make the perfect combination for any of our soothing coloring pages.

8.  Joshua Tree Dessert Vibes

@1lifethroughthelens via Design Seeds
Credit: @1lifethroughthelens via Design Seeds

The deep green taken from the leaves of this Joshua tree provides a nice pop of color in this nature-hued color palette. We think this palette would be great as the base for this ocean coloring page.

 

9. Neutrals on the Streets of Rome

@m_vet via Design Seeds
Credit: @m_vet via Design Seeds

This subdued set of colors from a neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome makes the perfect  (realistic) palette for any architecture coloring page. Or, use the palette in an unexpected context, like on a swirly paisley design.

 

10. Midday in a Colorful New Delhi Courtyard

@annapurnamitra via Design Seeds
Credit: @annapurnamitra via Design Seeds

Well if any building in all the land can rock a red lip (err… wall?), this one can. We think this palette would be perfect for this charming design “Bedazzled Dress” by Flora Chang. (Pro tip: Mix in a few more blue-greens and neutrals to avoid the color combo looking like a Christmas theme.)

 

11. Shades of Green from Nine Arches Bridge (Ella, Sri Lanka)

@arasacud via Design Seeds
Credit: @arasacud via Design Seeds

Lush green mountains as far as the eye can see—this is one idyllic scene! This palette would be perfect on a paisley turtle. Want to try something a little unexpected with this all-green palette? Zen out with this Buddha coloring page!

 

12. Gorgeous Greys in Sydney

@thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

This scene from Sydney, Australia is proof that grey days can be beautiful, too. We’d love to see how this tame palette would transform these owls or these cute kitties. (P.S. Isn’t it refreshing to see this iconic building from a different perspective?!)

 

13. Historic Homes in Annecy, France

@toinspireyouall via Design Seeds
Credit: @toinspireyouall via Design Seeds

We love the multicolored buildings lining the streets and canals of this ancient French village. We think this muted palette would make a great basis to start this Thomas Kinkade lighthouse design or this coloring page of paisley-covered rolling hills.

 

14. Endless Fields on the West Coast of Denmark

@diana_lovring via Design Seeds
Credit: @diana_lovring via Design Seeds

What a perfect color palette for a nature scene, amirite? We’d love to see this combination of greens and grays translated to this "Entangled Ivy" coloring page by Flora Chang.

 

15. Urban Tones in Amsterdam

@mijn.grid via Design Seeds
Credit: @mijn.grid via Design Seeds

Don’t be afraid to go with dark tones! We think this palette of grays and browns would make a positively perfect mandala coloring page.

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