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!

 

Striking Pathway Color Palette by @mariyakb via Design Seeds
Credit: @mariyakb via Design Seeds

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.
 

@margaretpodmorephotography via Design Seeds
Credit: @margaretpodmorephotography via Design Seeds

 

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.

 

@andrea_sopranzi via Design Seeds
Credit: @andrea_sopranzi via Design Seeds

 

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?


 

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

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.

 

@andrea_sopranzi via Design Seeds
Credit: @andrea_sopranzi via Design Seeds

 

5.  Aztec Hues
We love this Aztec-inspired color palette for its bold primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. Try these hues out on one of our architecture coloring pages.

 

@hellopartyinsta via Design Seeds
Credit: @hellopartyinsta via Design Seeds

 

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!
 

@rotblaugelb via Design Seeds
Credit: @rotblaugelb via Design Seeds

 

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. 
 

@colourspeak_kerry_ via Design Seeds
Credit: @colourspeak_kerry_ via Design Seeds

 

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.

 

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

 

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.
 

@li.sense.a via Design Seeds
Credit: @li.sense.a via Design Seeds

 

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.



Keep these colorful palettes on hand for colorful inspiration and share your completed design with us on Facebook or on Instagram using #MyPoshColoring!

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