10 Color Palettes to Get You Excited About Summer

Let these bright and colorful palettes inspire your coloring book creations this summer!

By Jasmine Lim

Summer is officially (finally!) here and we’re ready to party (with our adult coloring books of course!). From nature-inspired brights to (not-so-natural) neon hues, we’ve gathered some of our favorite color combos to help inspire your summer coloring projects. Whether you’re headed off to a sunny island or having a relaxing staycation, don’t forget to break out your adult coloring books and let these summer shades take over your creations!

 

Summer Brights by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

1. Sun Flare
These bright yellows remind us of the radiant sun—from light butter to sandy gold, these shades are a must for summer coloring. Try this palette out on our “Sunshine Love” design!

 

Citrus Hues by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

2. Let There Be Limes
These shades of lime have us dreaming of margarita time. But let’s be real, they’d look just as good on a coloring page! Add these citrusy hues when you want to add a little extra flavor to your page. On our “Pear Flare” coloring page, perhaps?

 

Aqua Tones by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

3. Splish Splash
From baby blue to cobalt, these vibrant aqua tones are perfect to incorporate to any water-themed coloring page (or when you’re coloring poolside!). We would love to see these colors used on our “Churning Waves” design.

 

Sunset Brights by @auntieclaras via Design Seeds
Credit: @auntieclaras via Design Seeds

4. Warm & Wonderful Sunset
There’s something magnificent sunsets that give us the warm fuzzies, from the dark purple tones to the deep orange and yellow hues. Give this harmonious palette a try on one of our cosmos designs!

 

Melting Hues by @caroline_south via Design Seeds
Credit: @caroline_south via Design Seeds

5. Melting Magentas
What screams summer more than melted popsicles? We’re loving this purple- and pink-filled palette because it pairs bright colors with pastels. Try ‘em out on our “Radial Garden” coloring page.

 

Neon Hues by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

6. We Scream for Neon Ice Cream
When someone says “neon,” coloring pages probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind. We love this color palette because it shows that neon signs are made up of such a wide range of colors, and they don’t always have to be super bright and overwhelming. Try this funky neon-inspired combo out on a geometric coloring page, like “Angles of Abstraction” or “Linking Lines”!

 

Color Float by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

7. Floatin' Donut
We love this multi-colored palette with colors ranging from blush pink, to grass green, to baby blue. Can’t you see these colors working perfectly on a mandala coloring page?

 

Color Vacation by @lashesandlenses via Design Seeds
Credit: @lashesandlenses via Design Seeds

8. Sand Dune Summer
Let this palette take you away to a summer destination where the sky is bright blue and the sand is super soft under your feet! Try this earth-toned palette on our “Hidden Beach” design.
 

Summer Chill by @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds
Credit: @thebungalow22 via Design Seeds

9. Summer Chill
Take it easy this summer with soothing muted colors. This combo of seafoam green, pale rose, and beige is giving us mellow vibes all around. Give this palette a try on one of our fashion coloring page!

 

Tomato Hues via Design Seeds
Credit: @designseeds

10.  Tiny Tomatoes
It’s time for your gardens (both on the page and off) to come into full bloom this summer with deep reds paired brilliantly with vivid greens. This tomato-inspired palette was made for our “The Benefits of Gardening” coloring page.  

 

Let your imagination run wild, whether you decide to use neon colors, pastels, or warm sunset-inspired hues. Keep these color palettes in mind as you go forth on your next adult coloring adventure this summer!

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