I use the power of Pinterest to keep my designs fresh. How? I regularly collect design inspiration and organize them into boards like popular fonts, color palettes and layouts. Whenever I’m feeling low on ideas, a quick scroll gets me thinking creatively again.

52 Color Palettes with Hex Codes

Since most of my design projects are for web design, I tend to save my favorite colors as hex codes. This makes them easy to plug into code and saves me time.

What Are Hex Codes for Color?

If you work on digital designs, you know that colors come with six-digit codes. These are hex codes or hexadecimal colors. These are preceded by the pound (#) symbol (ex. black = #000000). The numbers equate to the amount of red, green, and blue in the color.

The first two digits represent red, the next two represent green, and the last two represent blue. Black is the absence of color meaning #000000.

The amount of each of these primary colors ranges from zero to 255.

The hexadecimal system is based on the number 16. For each primary color in a 0-255 scale—you divide by 16. The number you get at the top of the equation is the first digit. The remainder is the second digit.

Now, if those two numbers are single digits, they go straight into the hex code. If it’s a double-digit number, it needs to be converted into a letter, meaning:

  • 10 becomes A
  • 11 becomes B
  • 12 becomes C
  • 13 becomes D
  • 14 becomes E
  • 15 becomes F
  • etc.

A hex color code tells the display what color to show. The combination of red, green, and blue can make virtually any color the eye can see. If you work primarily in digital designs, this helps you get the perfect tone every time.

Color Inspiration

Below are some of the colors I’ve collected in recent months.

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