Photographers often turn to sunsets to capture some spectacular and vibrant color palettes painted across Mother Nature’s canvas. The sky turns so many different shades as the sun sinks behind the horizon, that you find many saying that sunset is a time of inspiration. As designers, we can turn to these amazing photos not only to inspire but to capture some of those color palettes for our own work.
That is why we have this post working double duty for our readers. We have collected some wonderful photographs of sunsets and arranged them in a gallery to inspire you. And we have generated color palettes from the photos that we have included in the post so that you can save them and use them later in your future designs.
Sunset at Ger Tor by Alex37
A cold sunset by Johnny Deluxe
Sunset on Goulais Bay by spisharam
Sunsets by Mohamed Malick
Sunset by Neils Photography
Sunset by Brian Forbes
Sunset by sudarshan vijayaraghavan
Sunset by halfrain
Sunset by luvjnx
Sunset by Don Dearing
Sunset tree by jsogo
Sunset by AntiSpy
Sunset by S-moon
Sunset by onlyphoto
Golden Sunset by XipnosS
Sunset by aiyoshi
Sunset by yakushkin
Sunset by theotherdude
Sunset by MaraDamian
A Sunset by metagore
Sunset in Oporto by nfp
Sunset by Neils Photography
Fisherman and Sunset by WindyLife
Lupins Sunset by Xavier Jamonet
Shore Sunset by robcherry
at sunset… by WiciaQ
sunset by sultan-alghamdi
Hawaiian Sunset by andrewmcconville
Sunset by ak87
Lake Sunset by 777ultimate
a Boat at the Sunset by jjuuhhaa
Sunset VIII by norfold
Red Sunset by Mariposita1
Sunset blaze – Brampton by wildplaces
The sunset pictures are lovely and they are so refreshing. I have lived all my life chasing sunsets. I relally love this page
The combination of colours are amazing!!!!!
Gorgeous plethora of natural color palettes - nature does it best! It will be a challenging but fun decision to make. Thank you for posting - definitely sharing this post! @isq
incredible photos, will share the link
Beautiful!! stunning!! thank you! enjoyed the blog very much!
Robert, I am honored to have my images included in your article and to be considered on par with the excellent images you have used to make your poignant point.
great post, and the selection of picture really does the job,
yet I always find that using 5 colors is a little too much
I would rather go with 3 colors, that work 2 by 2
the white, black or grey can come help if 3 is really too few...
Fantastic Pictures, however I'd highly recommend paying attention to the use of the amount of colours which is a great deal in almost every case, especially in design.
The site COLOURlovers does this and J. Itten also ephasises this in his book.
Great post anyways!
Thanks, Lasantha, we appreciate the comments. I agree, that color palette would work well for long hour exposure on a site.
Great article... I really like the palette "Sunset in Oporto by nfp", coz most of its colors are earth colors and it's suitable for a site where users visit frequently and spend long hours.
Anyway thanx Noupe for sharing the article. Hope to use the same technique when choosing color palettes in my future designs... :) :) :)
Thanks so much for all the kind and encouraging words. We are glad that so many people find the post different and useful.
Thanks for the kind words and interest.
Don't have another with sunrises...yet. ;) That was actually something under consideration after we put this post together. Originally we thought of doing both sunrise and sunsets in a single post, but found so many great photos of sunsets that it would have just been too much in a single post. But keep an eye out, for as the sun sets, so must it rise.
So true. It is about more than just having the right colors.
Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!
The colors of summer are all around us. This time of year always gets me to notice the vibrant colors around me.
Thank you for this gorgeous combo of sunsets and palettes of color! I would love to post this on my blog.
Do you have another with sunrises? I wonder if cooler colors might make up the palettes for that time of day?
Awesome share, thanks a lot
Good Job . Something very different
Great examples of color palletes. I think it's not only about the colors, it depends a lot of the contrast too, you can use the same pallete but if the contrast is not right, the pallete is worthless.
Thanks for this!
What a great idea. It's amazing how many different color palettes can be made from the same sky! These are gorgeous images! I will have to bookmark this article and be sure to come back and use some of these palettes!
Thanks for the share!
Different, but creative article!