The product presentation is the uppermost part of your sales funnel, and it can’t be overlooked. The better your featured image is the more people will click on it, the more will buy the product. For me, the hardest part in the design process is to come up with a good color combination for the presentation. Sometimes the colors I choose are too dark or too light; sometimes they just don’t fit. And I’m not always sure what exactly to change, which makes the task even more difficult.
If you are looking for a website template designed in a specific palette, you can go to any category on TemplateMonster.com - e.g. to the showcase of WordPress themes - and filter the results by color. But if you need to create the design from scratch you are on your own.
It can take hours to refine a palette, so I’ve decided to create a shortcut. I want to give away these 100 ready-to-use color combinations I’ve created for myself using real life digital products from the first pages of CreativeMarket search results.
I have chosen 100 of the best-selling products from Creative Market, downloaded the preview images, picked the main colors using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop and transferred the results to Illustrator. Each palette includes 3 to 5 colors.
They might not look as fancy as those randomly generated by online tools, but they work. These palettes are time-tested and their effectiveness is proven by hundreds of sales.
The collection covers a whole array of design styles. The palettes 1-50 were taken from vintage products and include either muted or emphasized bright “retro-comic” colors, while the palettes 51-100 represent colors from modern products. Overall, they are mutually interchangeable.
This palette cheat sheet comes in 3 formats:
This cheat sheet works as a real painting palette. It contains 100 grouped color combinations, which you can copy to your document and using the eyedropper tool to pick a specific color. The two most contrasting colors typically stand for the background and for the title.
As an example, let’s examine the palette #42. Why this one? Because “42” is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, of course. This color combination belongs to the 15 Vintage Fair Badges by GhostlyPixels.
It includes the following colors:
Here is the cover image of the original product:
Here is how I used the palette #42 to create a completely new design:
And here is the alternative color scheme for this design:
Feel free to download the palettes by clicking on the button below.
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