Nature Inspired Color Palettes

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love to find coloring inspiration in beautiful photos and images. Well, nothing inspires me more than nature–I am continually amazed at the color combinations found in the natural world, and I love applying those combinations to my art.

I have created several new nature-inspired color palettes that I’m excited to share with you! I hope that they inspire you and breathe some fresh excitement into your coloring. Just click the images below for larger versions that you can save to your computer or tablet. Okay, not all of the images below are technically “natural” but I liked the images and included them here anyway. 😉

Click here for my European Destinations color palettes.

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Butterfly on Flower Color Palette

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Citrus Fruit Color Palette

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Peacock Color Palette

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Water Droplet on Leaf Color Palette

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Bamboo Water Spout Color Palette

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Underwater Ocean Life Color Palette

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Sea Star on Beach Color Palette

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Field of Flowers Color Palette

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Wonderland Forest Color Palette

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Spices Color Palette

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Bubble Gum Color Palette

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Mirror Lake with Canoe Color Palette

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Daybreak Waterfall

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Yellow-Headed Blackbird Color Palette

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Five Autumn Color Palettes

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Unexpected Fall Colors Color Palette

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Autumn Leaf Color Palette
22 comments… add one
  • Grace Feb 22, 2016 @ 14:31

    I love your palettes and will certainly use them in my coloring. Thanks so much for sharing them!

    • rosean` malone Apr 6, 2023 @ 1:10

      Hi..Great colour pallets I’m not the best with colour combinations so these are a great help. Love the swatches also helps make everything uniform..thank you for the time you put into it all love watching your reviews.

  • Theresa Feb 22, 2016 @ 20:23

    Very nice color combinations Jennifer, they are beautiful; and thank you so much for the downloads.

  • susan Feb 23, 2016 @ 1:21

    Thank you so much for colour palettes they will get used a lot for colouring & watercolour painting they are very beautiful

  • Ali Gibbs Feb 25, 2016 @ 21:39

    Gorgeous! Thanks so much

  • Michaela Feb 26, 2016 @ 13:28

    are these the only color palettes available

  • Avianti Jul 14, 2016 @ 16:27

    These are so pretty! these would be perfect inspiration for a dinning room!

    • Jennifer Stay Jul 14, 2016 @ 17:42

      Thank you. I hadn’t thought of a dining room, but yes, I agree they might work for that! 😉

  • BarbW Sep 16, 2016 @ 14:45

    The color palettes are gorgeous! I will be referring to them quite often. Thank you for sharing!

  • LisaW Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:42

    I love your beautiful Color Palettes its so inspiring. You should create a color palette coloring book with all the vivid colors to draw on each page. I would buy it.

    • Judy Williamson Mar 4, 2018 @ 9:27

      I agree Lisa W- I would buy it too!

  • Adriana Shumate Jan 30, 2018 @ 8:14

    These palettes are so helpful. I especially appreciated the Autumn Color Inspiration (fall leaf) one where you gave the colors with Prisma color numbers. Would love to see more of this! It helps me get ideas on picking colors from my pencil set.

  • Judy Williamson Mar 4, 2018 @ 9:26

    This is extremely helpful to me. I am so indecisive on what colors to use that I get into a total rut of using the same few! Thanks!

  • Jana White Mar 7, 2019 @ 15:38

    The color palettes are beautiful and so helpful. Thank you for so many free tools!!!

  • Jennifer Cox Nov 27, 2019 @ 9:18

    You are a helpful, giving, wonderful, go-get-em kinda gal. Thank you for all that you do and offer. You and Steve are amazing God loving people and for that…I am thankful. HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

  • Sabine Steinhage Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:36

    Thats a great tool! Thank you, Jennifer!

  • Helen Cordero Nov 15, 2022 @ 17:32

    I agree. If you made a book with all your color palettes, I would buy it as well.

  • Wanda Hernandez Aug 17, 2023 @ 12:04

    Thank you so much for these color palettes. After 10 years of not coloring, I’m restarting and need all the help I can get. I will be using them often, therefor I will laminate them so they don’t get damage.

  • Christine Wagner Sep 6, 2023 @ 19:46

    Thank you for the lovely color palettes. I can’t wait to have a go using them.

  • Joy Nelson Nov 25, 2023 @ 22:59

    Why do color palates have only five colors in them? I find some that look really good with 7 or 8 so is there a reason for the number of colors in it?

    • Jennifer Stay Nov 30, 2023 @ 15:12

      It’s just the personal preference of the person making the color palette image.

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