Color Scheme Inspiration – Cliffs and Islands

Color Scheme Inspiration – Cliffs and Islands

This round of color inspiration comes from some huge landmasses. Islands and cliffs come in a surprising variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Want proof? Take a look at the eight inspired color schemes below.

Photos are all found via Flickr (follow image links for author info). Color schemes are available to download through COLOURlovers.

Palettes from Cliffs & Islands









Color with Us!

We’ve now got a group on Colourlovers for Build Internet! readers. This opens up a great opportunity to share your own palettes with other color-thusiasts. If you have an account or an interest, head over there and join the rest of us!

We’re always looking for the next great color scheme inspiration theme. If you come up with a good one, you’ll get a shout-out and a feature of the inspiring palette in the post.

…this post won’t end in a cliffhanger. Just a lame pun.

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2009 · Back to Top


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  1. Callum Chapman Author Editor

    Amazing photos and colours! I’m going to do a colour inspiration post soon, maybe ‘Colours of Cambridge’?

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  2. Robin Cannon Author Editor

    Good to highlight the design inspiration that you can get from non-traditional areas. Colors and shapes in natural landscape can give you loads of material for design, and I love how you’ve focused on a very specific topic. Just “natural landscape” is too all encompassing, but “Cliffs and Islands” is a great focus.

    …though the joke was lame! ;)

    As a thought for a future color inspiration – “Sporting victor and defeat”. I find sports photography often has great contrasts of color and light, and there’s some excellent, vibrant imagery in the agony of wins and losses, whether on a professional level or at the local amateur event.

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    Nice post!

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  5. Lee Munroe Author Editor

    Wow, great photos and inspiring. Nice unique post!

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  6. dave d Author Editor

    Very nice post. I’ve actually used this approach in the past and it works like a charm. Thank you!!!

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  7. evan70 Author Editor

    beautyful ;) pure natural ecko design :) great job, ThnkZ


  8. Paolo Author Editor

    Good job, very nice post!

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  9. Montana Flynn Author Editor

    Love the post! I saw another one about using nature to pick color schemes but I forgot who’s blog it was on. Definitely going to use this technique on my new clients site.

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  10. Liam McCabe Author Editor

    Wow great post Zach! :)

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    Hi! Late to the party, but still, a great post. How did you make the colorschemes? Do you have some tool for that?


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