Sunrise Color Palettes

Sunset color palettes are palettes developed from colors existing in images of sunsets. They typically have variations of orange, but can include shades of blue, pink, purple, and red. Often the palette will include not only colors from the sun and sky, but also the ground upon which the sun is reflected in the image.

Once the sun had set on our Sunsets and Color Palettes post the search was underway for the yin to its yang. Knowing how photographers like to turn to the skies to capture the natural colors that each new day paints upon the waiting canvas, we have turned our attentions there as well. Once more showcasing some inspiring photos, this time of sunrises, and offering the accompanying color palettes derived from them.

The first time around was such a hit, and even as one reader commented asking to see a version of the posts from this side of the coin, we were planning this one. The differences in the colors between the skies at sunrise versus sunset seems somewhat more subdued, and less fiery. The softer colors that tend to show up in skies come morning ease us into our days, and in this case, provide oodles of inspiration for designers and more.

The Goods

Sunrise in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Mehul Antani

Sunrise in South Korea by Puck Goodfellow

Sunrise by David Ashford

Sunrise through the clouds by Chris Betcher

Sunrise by Stephen Bowler

The First Sunrise of 2010 by ptrktn

sunrise by teknorat

sunrise by Shirl

Sunrise 5 by Matthew Juzenas

Sunrise May 15 2007 by Paul Aloe

Sunrise in Odaiba by Kiên Nguyen Phan

Sunrise – Cascade Mountains Backdrop by brewbooks

Sunrise over Flynn Reef 2 by Alpha

Sunrise by Andy Wright

Sunrise by Ken Dyck

Sunrise by Richard Smith

Sunrise Kawana Island 15th April 2010 by thinboyfatter

Sunrise by John Vetterli

Sunrise by John Vetterli 2

Sunrise by Peter Pearson

Sunrise near Uluru by David Ashford

Sunrise by Jody McNary

Sunrise at Perth International Airport by planegeezer

Sunrise over St Helier Jersey by David James Ovens

Sunrise by David Ashford 2

Sunrise In Kaashi Dhoo Kandu by Mohammed Malick

Sunrise by Jenny Huang

sunrise by dcJohn

Sunrise over the high desert of south Idaho by Charles Knowles

sunrise by Ben Britten

Sunrise in the Black Forest by Schwarzerkater

Sunrise by Frapestaartje

Sunrise @ Vilano Beach, FL by Don Dearing

Sunrise by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region

sunrise by John Kratz


This article is originally published on Jul 07, 2011, and updated on Jul 27, 2020.
Robert Bowen is an emerging author, celebrated podcaster and poet, and most recently the co-founder and imaginative co-contributor of the creative design and blogging duo at the Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.

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