4 Resources for Colour Combinations

When we think of colour combination, it always comes to mind the colour wheel and thousands of combinations we can do with it. We have very clear the differences between them (complementary, monochromatic …) and we know that we have to choose the one that best suits our project. It is a very useful tool to make combinations with the assurance that you will not be wrong.

However, we are not always 100% creative so we cannot start from scratch. Sometimes we need a little help to begin to match the colours of our project.

There are several resources where we can find the colours that best suit our project through ranges of colours or combinations. This is not to say, you have to choose one of the combinations that these resources give you and translate it into your project directly. Sometimes it is just the point from which we start to reach the result we want.

Because always, before starting a project, we look for inspiration. We must know what colours combine together, some ranges that may come in handy… Having ordered the psychology of colour in our mind is a good idea. It is also good to remember the importance of that colour, our colour, which will set us apart from the competition and give us that touch of originality.

So before you start with the resources you have to be about what you will use the combination of colours for, because it is not the same as it is for a logo, a web or a typographic print. This will depend on the choice of the main colour, the combination of them and of course the use thereof for each of the elements of the project. Because although the choice may seem more or less free, there are some errors that you cannot make and factors such as readability that you must always keep in mind.

In any case, we will see these resources that surely will inspire and serve to take the first step in the creation of your project. Do not forget that even with these combinations, you can always go to the colour wheel to change colours or add some more to complete.

My range of colours from my favourite painting

We have seen the importance of colour in film. Each film has established a range of colours, which is in charge of introducing us into the atmosphere that the director wants. And as we have said on other occasions, with painting it is exactly the same. Think of your favourite painting (I have it very clear :)) and observe the colour range. Everything is painted with the same range, using a combination suited to what it wants to convey.

Well with this resource we can analyse the ranges of colours of some of the most famous paintings of all time, displaying them by author.


Go to Color Lisa

Gradient combinations

We talked sometimes about gradients. We take two colours, and we get a range that we can use as gradient or we can also transform into new colours. It is very useful for example when we use techniques such as polygon, which is trend.

You can go on playing until finding the gradient that fits your project and you can also use the code to your web.


Go to Colin Keany

Material design

There are many cases in which we talked about material design. We know that it is trend, so it is present in many current designs and also its colours.

So with this resource, starting with the choice of two colours, we get a combination of eight colours, in which we can use them (for text, for background ….)

It is very useful if you are designing in material design and want to hit with a combination of colours or just looking for the range of colours of your two main colours… You can also see an example of this resource here.


Go to Material Palette

Use and share your range of colours

If you want to start from range of colours that you know already work, this is your resource! You will see countless palettes, from which to create your range from or use directly.

Also, if you have a range that has already worked you can share it. There are many that you will not know where to stay.


Go to Color hunt

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