10 Colour Palettes from Nature to Inspire Your Next Design

Producing effective, eye-catching designs can - in the simplest terms - be broken down into a series of decisions, and one of the most important any designer makes is their choice of colours. A pivotal moment in any composition, the choice of colour scheme can make or break a design, or at least make the difference between something truly exceptional and just ‘good’.

Luckily, there are a plethora of useful sources to find elegant, complementary colour schemes. Whether that’s classic combinations, your favourite designs, online generators, fine art, magazines or the entertainment industry. But one of the best sources of colour inspiration is one that’s often overlooked - the natural world.

Luckily, our friends over at Expedia are here to help. Using their expertise in global travel, they selected ten of the world’s most beautiful and iconic locations, generating sublime colour schemes based on each one:

1: Provence, France

2. Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

3. Okavango Delta, Botswana

4. Lake Louise, Canada

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5. Halong Bay, Vietnam

6. Vatnajokull, Iceland

7. Arashiyama, Japan


8. Mt. Cook, New Zealand

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9. Benagil Cave, Portugal

10. Bryce Canyon, United States