Color Scheme Inspiration – USA National Landmarks

Color Scheme Inspiration – USA National Landmarks

Put away your tourism handbook, because today we’ll be taking a guided tour through the colors of United States landmarks.

Wondering what this post is all about? Every couple weeks or so, we scavenge Flickr for some wonderfully inspiring photography to build color schemes from. The results can be used to start graphic and web projects of all sizes. Inspiration comes in funny places sometimes.

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

Palettes from American Landmarks

Washington_Monument

Devils_Tower

Fort_Sumter

Giant_Sequoia

Grand_Staircase

John_Day_Fossil_Beds

Misty_Fjords

Monumental Color Schemes

You’ve just successfully completed a quick tour of the USA monument circuit, but did we miss a good one? If there’s a monument waiting to be turned into a palette, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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Posted Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 · Back to Top

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  1. Martin Author Editor

    Nice one, thanks. Planning on doing international landmarks?
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    • Zach Dunn Author Editor

      @Martin

      If some international readers made recommendations, I would love to feature some worldwide landmarks.

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  2. Jack Perry Author Editor

    I’m not an international reader (born in London, residing in the US) but I thought I’d make some recommendations.

    Big Ben: http://bit.ly/spt3Y
    Eiffel Tower: http://bit.ly/I6UhR
    Taj Mahal: http://bit.ly/16BeHo

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    Beautiful! Nature shots are so inspiring.

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  4. Brian Lang Author Editor

    Love the color palettes. Anyone got a good resource on how to take a color pallet and implement it as a basis for a website?

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  5. Zach Dunn Author Editor

    @Brian

    Color Scheme Designer has an option to display colors in possible web layouts. It’s a good starting point.

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  6. sriganesh Author Editor

    good post.:)

    @ Zach – a doubt, when i added border for my flickr photos in my blog. the chrome browser works good with 3X3 images,but firfox browser shows 2X2 images with border.why it happen like this. so once i removed everything, and insert one more time, if i try to add border the 2X2 images are showing without border and lower text in the sideway(toally collapse). even though i put the same code. can u help me in this

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  7. Brian Lang Author Editor

    @Zach Thanks. That will do nicely!
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