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20 Color Palettes Inspired by Food

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Are you looking for inspiration for your next DIY project, room makeover, or digital art project? Extraordinary color ideas can come from some of the most ordinary places, so take a look around you the next time you’re out and about. Below are 20 color palettes inspired by food that we see everyday. After you peruse them, tell us which one is your favorite in the comments below.

1. Coffee Color Palette

Coffee Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Coffee Paint Color Palette

A color scheme for those of us who don’t drink coffee to wake up but wake up to drink coffee.

2. Donuts Color Palette

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Donuts Paint Color Palette

When your kids want an exciting room makeover, this palette will bring. The best thing about it is the clear divide in colors, which would make it good for two kids who have to share the same room but want their sides to be different colors.

3. Apricot Color Palette

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Apricot Paint Color Palette

This palette feels so refreshing! It would look great in a breakfast nook or sunroom where you need a recharge.

4. Arugula and Avocado Bread Color Palette

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Arugula and Avocado Bread Color Palette

Want to feel like you’re on vacation? This palette is a little bit tropical.

5. Berry Lemonade Color Palette

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Berry Lemonade Paint Color Palette

When you need a burst of color for an accent piece, these berries will provide it.

6. Breakfast Cocktail Color Palette

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Breakfast Cocktail Paint Color Palette

This palette is incredibly mellow – perfect for a place of zen.

7. Cheese and Fruit Board Color Palette

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Cheese and Fruit Board with Wine Paint Color Palette

We have to call attention to the fact that two colors in this palette are incredibly Gryffindor-esque. So, when you need to find some other colors to compliment your Harry Potter collectibles, we’ve got them for you.

8. Chocolate Berry Cake Color Palette

Chocolate Berry Cake Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Chocolate Berry Cake Paint Color Palette

Because you can never, NEVER have enough chocolate, let’s decorate with it too!

9. Cookies and Cocoa Color Palette

Cookies and Cocoa Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Cookies and Cocoa Paint Color Palette

One would think that chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa with  marshmallows would be all shades of brown and white, but there’s much more depth to it. Just look at what that chocolate syrup and char brought out.

10. Fruit and Chicken Color Palette

Fruit and Chicken Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Fruit and Chicken Paint Color Palette

Fruit and chicken create a surprising spring color palette – great for decorating your fireplace mantel.

11. Guava and Grapes Color Palette

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Guava and Grapes Paint Color Palette

Guava and grapes are all you need for a fall style color palette.

12. Lemon Water Color Palette

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Lemon Water Color Palette

Lemon water’s color palette is as refreshing as it is. The cool greens and warm yellows create a nice balance.

13. Macaron Color Palette

Macaron Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Macaron Paint Color Palette

Macarons are sweet, but these ones create a pretty earthy palette.

14. Mixed Vegetables Color Palette

Mixed Vegetables Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Mixed Vegetables Color Palette

The vegetable grocery aisle may make some people cringe, but these sure are pretty colors.

15. Pastel Candies Color Palette

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Pastel Candies Paint Color Palette

Need a nice pastel color scheme? Candies are a great source!

16. Pizza Color Palette

Pizza Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Pizza Paint Color Palette

Pizza isn’t just a last-minute meal staple. It’s also the perfect rustic color scheme.

17. Raspberry Cream Color Palette

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Raspberry Cream Paint Color Palette

Raspberry cream is the feminine touch your next project needs.

18. Shrimp and Noodles Color Palette

Shrimp and Noodles Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Shrimp and Noodles Paint Color Palette

Shrimp and noodles could very well be the newest inspiration for your summer project. Those warm, bright colors scream, “It’s patio weather!”

19. Spiral Vegetable Pasta Color Palette

Spiral Vegetable Pasta Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Spiral Vegetable Pasta Paint Color Palette

Who knew your mother’s pasta salad could inspire such a down-to-earth color scheme!

20. Strawberries and Cream Color Palette

Strawberries and Cream Paint Color Palette - The Cameron Team

Strawberries and Cream Paint Color Palette

Yum, yum, and yum! This has “wood pallet project” written all over it.

Want to even more inspiration? Check out our Color Ideas board on Pinterest.

Don’t forget to let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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Meghan is the Client Care Coordinator for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books.