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Sunset Color Palette Inspiration: Trending Palettes and Templates

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In this article, we explore and discover inspiring sunset color schemes for design projects.

Sunrises and sunsets are some of the most memorable things to look at in nature. You'll never see two sunsets alike, but the common denominator is how breathtaking they are. In this article, we take a look at sunset color schemes and moodboards that inspired the most amazing sunset color palettes.

If you're looking for outstanding sunset color palettes, be sure to check out Envato Elements. Find images and add-ons that can inspire a sunset sky color palette to use for your projects. There's plenty of pastel sunset color palette inspiration too!

Sunset Colors

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There aren't two sunsets alike—every time it seems to look different, but always breathtaking. The dominant colors of sunsets are orange and pink. The orange light at sunset can inspire energy, excitement, and happiness. Pink is another color associated with sunset, and it can inspire joy and creativity. Red is associated with comfort and intensity.

Nature has a way of using color—you'll see sunsets with many colors. But one thing in common is the complementary colors that blend in the sky. When we see complementary colors, like orange and blue, it creates tension and pleasure. Let's take a look at some awesome sunset color palettes:

1. Ocean Sunset Color Palette

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Kayaking in Lagos, Sintra Portugal, and Algarve.

This ocean sunset color palette is inspired by days at the beach and beach cities. Turquoise water and blue skies make up the cool tone colors, while the reflection of the sun on wet sand is the inspiration for the warm colors. Try out this sunset color palette by using the following HEX codes:

  • Saffron: #e8be23
  • Princeton Orange: #f8842d
  • Middle Blue: #70c9d5
  • Metallic Seaweed: #008295
  • Indigo Dye: #043f79

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

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Solitary Fisherman on a Beach, Old Yellow Blue Wooden Boat, and Ocean Sunset and Seagulls.

If you're looking for something more romantic that could also be suitable as a wedding palette, this ocean sunset color palette is perfect. Inspired by soft sunset colors with clouds washing away along the horizon, the palette is made up of four cool-toned colors, in blue and purple shades. To create contrast, I added a melon color—this makes the purple sunset color palette pop. Use the following HEX codes:

  • Periwinkle Crayola: #c3c5e6
  • Melon: #edac98
  • Columbia Blue: #d00032
  • Cadet Grey: #c6d9dd
  • Lilac: #bb9bc2

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

2. Desert Sunset Color Palette

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Antelope Canyon Arizona, Blooming Saguaro, and Desert Sunset.

The temperature in the desert at sunset tends to be cold. This desert sunset color palette features three cool tones to capture the coolness of the environment. The orange and mauve colors are inspired by the Antelope Canyon in Arizona and its warm tones. For this sunset color scheme, use these HEX codes:

  • Macaroni and Cheese: #feba89
  • Mauvelous: #f99cb5
  • Violet Blue Crayola: #6f73c3
  • Rebecca Purple: #662b9f
  • Resolution Blue: #1c2280

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

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Desert, Oasis in the Desert, and Desert Oasis.

This dark sunset color palette is great for luxurious branding. These sultry colors are inspired by desert sunsets and the cool-toned twilight that happens then. This color palette includes a contrasting color against the purple and orange. Yellow can be one of those accent colors to make everything pop. Recreate this dark sunset color palette with the following HEX codes:

  • Pale Spring Bud: #f2efb5
  • Tenne Tawny: #c75e2e
  • Russian Violet: #341f47
  • Byzantium: #71205b
  • Middle Red: #ed8e77

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

3. Blue Sunset Color Palette

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Mountains on Sunset, Dramatic Cloudscape, and Twilight Trails.

This blue sunset color palette is soft and sweet. While the palette includes a couple of versatile blues, it's also balanced by warm tones. The peach and yellow colors make the palette more interesting and take the blues from what would be a corporate palette to a contemporary one. Use these HEX codes for this blue sunset color palette:

  • Deep Champagne: #ffd597
  • Vivid Tangerine: #f9a791
  • Shimmering Blush: #e77d8d
  • Glaucous: #587bb9
  • St. Patricks Blue: #11327e

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

4. Dark Sunset Color Palette

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Sunset in the Mountains, Orchids Blooming, and Field of Tulips.

This dark sunset color palette is moody and intense, perfect inspiration for an interior design project or a luscious brand design project. The palette is made mainly of purple colors with accents of green and brown. Use this purple sunset color palette with these HEX codes:

  • Lavender Blue: #c8c6ef
  • Plump Purple: #514fb7
  • Byzantium: #7b0a61
  • Forest Green Traditional: #2a461b
  • Dark Sienna: #45181d

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

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Beautiful Spring Bouquet, Long Tail Boat, and Fiery Orange Sunset Sky.

This dark sunset color palette is made with a single dark shade, while the rest are bright colors to create an interesting palette. Using the sunset colors in order means that there's a dark shade from the dark skies, and the lighter colors are from the mix of the rays of the sun with the clouds. Use these HEX codes for this amazing sunset summer color palette:

  • Palatine Purple: #502250
  • Ruber: #d1506f
  • Yellow Orange: #ffaf51
  • Coral: #ff7c46
  • Melon: #ffada9

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

5. Pastel Sunset Color Palette

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Palm Springs, Palm Springs, and Sunset Over the Ocean.

If you're looking for a pastel color palette, this one is inspired by all things Palm Springs, with pool inflatables at sunset and soft colors. With a couple of complementary colors with their respective lighter shades, you can create an awesome pool graphic. To brighten things up, a yellow color is here to pop. For this orange sunset color palette, use the following HEX codes:

  • Jasmine: #fee193
  • Maximum Blue Purple: #9491f2
  • Lavender Blue: #ccbde9
  • Atomic Tangerine: #fa9c68
  • Burnt Sienna: #e36e40

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

6. Purple Sunset Color Palette

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Searching Through Lisbon, Typical Portuguese Tile, and Bridge on Porto Portugal.

The perfect sunset color palette with plenty of purples is here. This sunset color scheme is made up of a couple of purples, blues, and an orange color. Each of the blues and purples includes a lighter pair. The orange contrasts the whole color palette as it's a versatile shade. Use the following HEX codes for this dark sunset color palette:

  • Bright Lilac: #c994ff
  • Atomic Tangerine: #ff8d5b
  • Dark Magenta: #963096
  • Maximum Blue: #46afc7
  • Resolution Blue: #001b86

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

7. Orange Sunset Color Palette

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Mountain Sunset, Horses in Iceland, and Lavender Field.

Orange sunset color palettes include dark colors, but for this sunset color scheme I brightened some up for pastel colors. This palette is great for a summer-inspired pool party or a kids' party. With plenty of warm colors, this palette is well balanced by the purple and light blue. Use this pastel sunset color palette with the following HEX codes:

  • Beau Blue: #d3e8f7
  • Light Salmon: #fead8f
  • Jasmin: #ffe19a
  • Orchid: #d064d1
  • Fiery Rose: #f56873

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

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Orange Sunset on the Meadow, Orange Sunset in Florida, and Sunset.

This orange sunset color palette has plenty of warm colors. Inspired by the last rays of sunshine and the ocean, this palette is great for branding projects. The light blue creates a nice contrast just like the warm tones under the blue sky. Use this sunset summer color palette with the following HEX codes:

  • Brandy: #974340
  • Princeton Orange: #ec7825
  • Deep Champagne: #fecd82
  • Selective Yellow: #ffbb10
  • Dark Sky Blue: #80bddd

Here's what you'll need to recreate this palette:

That's It!

In this article, we showed you sunset color palettes that can help you in your next project. Sunsets are beautiful to look at and provide plenty of inspiration. Looking at sunset colors in order can create the best color scheme for branding and graphic posters. Let us know which sunset color scheme is your favorite!

If you're looking for outstanding sunset color palettes, be sure to check out Envato Elements. Find images and add-ons that can inspire a sunset sky color palette to use for your projects. There's plenty of pastel sunset color palette inspiration too!

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