10 Vibrant Color Palettes to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
Celebrate Mexican culture with these vibrant Cinco de Mayo-inspired color palettes.
By Jasmine Lim
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that’s bursting with eclectic colors—from traditional reds and greens to vibrant pinks, purples, and teals. To help you get inspired for your next coloring fiesta, we’ve rounded up 10 stunning color combinations that perfectly celebrate this festive cultural occasion. Work these beautiful color palettes into your next adult coloring page. And yes—sipping on a margarita as you color is totally encouraged!
1. Walk the Rainbow
This combination including bubblegum pink, golden yellow, and sky blue creates a supremely vibrant and modern Cinco de Mayo-esque look. Try out these festive colors on our bird coloring page inspired by Mexican textiles.
2. Flower Power
From rose pink to pale teal to plum purple, you really can’t go wrong with these pretty, flower-inspired shades. We think this color combo would look perfect on our “Petals and Poise” coloring page.
3. Dramatic Door
Warm red and orange tones are perfect for celebrating the vibrant holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Reach for your favorite markers to bring these beautiful, fiery tones to life—perhaps on our “New Mexican Matrix” coloring page?
4. Elegant Arrangement
Create stunning gradient effects with this subtle yet festive color combination of soft pinks, reds, and neutral gray. Opt for colored pencils for easy blending and try this palette out on one of our flower coloring pages.
6. Flourishing Florals
Celebrate the refreshing colors of Cinco de Mayo with these beautiful floral hues. From sweet orange to pale pink to berry red, these cheerful shades would look stunning on our “Paisley Skulls” design!
7. Sweet Treat
Forego vibrant hues in favor of a muted color palette, like these shades of pink, blue, and green that pair perfectly with neutral accent colors.
8. Radiant Reds
Red is one of Mexico’s most prominent and traditional colors, so it only makes sense to celebrate the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with this rich hue. Add shades of light pink to create beautiful gradient effects and add pops of green for a truly festive feel.
9. Flashy Feathers
Let the vibrant shades of these colorful birds inspire your next coloring creation! Here, the combination of yellow and red creates a stunning contrast against the blue and green. We think this palette would look brilliant on our “Fanciful Animals” coloring page.
10. Dramatic Flowers
We love this dark, moody palette featuring rustic red, muted gold, and forest green. This palette would look excellent on our tile-inspired “Triangular Contraption” patterned coloring page.