31 Easter Color Palettes for Joyful Designs

Easter color palettes illustration

Easter is a time to celebrate rebirth and renewal. And when you need to create seasonal designs, you can capture and use that uplifting feeling through Easter color palettes.

But what exactly is an Easter palette? And how do you go about using one? Here’s something to get you started.

Easter Color Palettes

Prepare to be inspired by these beautiful Easter color palettes. Hex codes are included if you want to use the colors in your next design.

1. Robin’s Egg

Robin's Egg color palette

Names: Wisteria, Pink, Cinereous, Flax, Celeste
Hex Codes: #BA92DB, #FEBFD0, #93867D, #FBF49A, #ABE8E7

A lot of Easter designs center around similar colors. It’s the way you use those colors that sets your design apart from the rest. Consider this design — the nest and baby chicks have a great balance of warm and cool. With this type of illustration (and others like it), the background color you choose can have a major effect on the overall mood.

This one keeps things relaxed with a background of Celeste, a color similar to Robin’s egg blue. Celeste is a cool color that still has some energy, so it’s perfect for exemplifying quiet happiness.

2. Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt color palette

Names: Apple green, Aureolin, Mindaro, Fairy tale, Tiffany blue
Hex Codes: #87A230, #FFEE2F, #FCF992, #FFC9E7, #7DD4C1

If your family celebrated the Easter holiday growing up, you’ve almost certainly participated in an egg hunt or two. This color palette works to capture that experience. Apple Green is the same rich green as new spring grasses, and the other colors are about what you’d find on plastic eggs.

That being said, all the colors of this palette are relatively saturated. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when they’re very close together, they can easily overwhelm your audience. Add a little white to bring things back into balance, and you’ll have a great palette for almost any design you choose.

3. Chocolate Bunny

Chocolate Bunny color palette

Names: Plum (web), Mimi pink, Rose taupe, Lemon chiffon, Honeydew
Hex Codes: #D798D4, #F4D8EA, #94675D, #FCF1C1, #D1F0DE

Candy has traditionally been a way to celebrate the joy of Easter. And two of the most popular candies for doing so are jelly beans (not pictured) and chocolate rabbits, pictured above. That association might be part of why chocolatey Rose Taupe looks so natural against the pastel colors of the rest of the palette.

One way to use these colors is to place brown as a prominent accent. It will draw the eye and help ground the design. Alternatively, if you really want to showcase the beauty of the pastels, you might consider using Rose Taupe as a background color.

4. Newly Hatched

Newly Hatched color palette

Names: Sunglow, Canary, Pistachio, Mindaro, Pink
Hex Codes: #FFCC33, #FEE600, #9EC475, #BDE280, #FFCAD4

Easter celebrates new life, so it’s only fitting that some Easter decorations feature hatching eggs, baby chicks, or both. The above design has the right idea — between fuzzy yellow chicks, flowers, cracking eggs, and green grass, it’s one of the most springlike pictures on the list.

Especially given the combination of Sunglow and Canary, this palette can get a little intense if you don’t use it carefully. A quiet background (like the whitewashed wood in the picture) can balance things out.

5. Lively

Lively color palette

Names: Persian pink, Lavender pink, Vanilla, Non photo blue, Sky blue
Hex Codes: #FF77C1, #EEA8CA, #F3EBBA, #9FDDEE, #75CADF

Here’s another design where the background color makes a major difference. The yellow chicks, white bunnies, and small accents of pink, orange, and other bright colors really stand out against the deep blue backdrop. But the eggs themselves are various shades of blue, too.

This interesting choice tones down the contrast a bit. The white on the eggs and the bunnies also looks especially crisp against the blue. As a result, this design manages to be refreshing while staying a bit calmer than the other designs on the list.

6. Blooming

Blooming color palette

Names: Tea green, Light blue, Pale purple, Thistle, Purpureus
Hex Codes: #CEDFA9, #B7E1E7, #EBD5E5, #CDB5D9, #9E4AA6

Deep shades of purple like Purpureus aren’t always associated with Easter. And in Christian tradition, they’re actually more connected to Lent, the historically sorrowful period leading up to Easter.

But as you can see here, deeper shades of purple can be a vital part of Easter palettes as long as they’re used well. In this case, Purpureus is a dark backdrop that accentuates the softer, more pastel shades.

7. Tulip Garden

Tulip Garden color palette

Names: Persian pink, Lavender pink, Seasalt, Vanilla, Olivine
Hex Codes: #F57BBF, #FFA8D3, #F8F9FB, #F9F7AD, #8EBC7B

Tulips are some of the flowers most closely associated with spring. And by extension, they’re also associated with Easter. Over time, enthusiasts have developed several colorful cultivars of tulips, so these plants come in an incredible array of colors.

The example picture shows you a selection of tulip types — even though these bright flowers are just behind the Easter bunny. It wasn’t possible to include every single tulip color here, but the above palette offers several. With these shades, creating a floral design will be incredibly easy.

8. Easter Basket

Easter Basket color palette

Names: Uranian blue, Orchid pink, Tan, Mustard, Lavender (floral)
Hex Codes: #AFDBF2, #F3BCD0, #C7A491, #FEDE43, #AE71D4

Waking up and going through your Easter basket as a kid was one of the highlights of the holiday. And with basket-like tan alongside various bright, springtime colors, this palette offers you the perfect opportunity to re-create that moment.

This color scheme is also remarkable in that it uses complementary and almost-complementary colors. Yellow and purple are complementary, so Mustard and Floral Lavender bring a burst of bright confidence to the picture. Uranian Blue and Orchid are not technically complementary. However, because one is cool and they go so well together, they work very much like complementary shades.

9. Vintage

Vintage color palette

Names: Ash gray, Dutch white, Beige, French gray, Flax
Hex Codes: #CBDCD6, #F1DCBC, #D4D8C0, #D6CFD6, #EDDC94

Not all Easter designs have to be cartoons. Some of them, like the one in the picture, use a striking watercolor-like design to make beautiful, painting-style pictures.

This soft color palette does best with a similarly soft background color. As you can see in the example design, the background is a very faint shade of pale blue. This barely-there background makes sure that the flowers and eggs take center stage. It also makes the text of the design stand out — you can’t miss it!

10. Springtime Lime

Springtime Lime color palette

Names: Robin egg blue, Tiffany blue, Aureolin, Mindaro, Yellow green
Hex Codes: #2FD9E2, #96F1E2, #FFEE40, #D5F263, #A6C747

Between the super-bright yellow of Aureolin, the lime-inspired Mindaro and Yellow Green, and the aquatic Robin Egg Blue and Tiffany Blue, this color palette might look more like a summer color scheme than one for Easter. But context is everything, and the example image makes it pretty clear that it’s celebrating Easter. If you want to take a break from the ever-present pastels and try something different, this super-bright color scheme might be exactly what your design needs.

The blues and greens of this color collection make each other look even brighter. But to make sure your design doesn’t look overly bright, it’s a good idea to include a few splashes of white.

11. New Leaf

New Leaf color palette

Names: Pistachio, Celadon, Tea green, Seasalt, African violet
Hex Codes: #86C187, #B5D8AF, #C4EAC9, #FAFBFD, #A98FC6

When you imagine Easter colors, you probably picture pastel hues of pink, yellow, blue, and green. But of these shades, green is arguably the most springlike — it’s the color of fresh shoots of grass and the buds on trees. This palette celebrates green by including three separate shades!

You might worry that a design centering around green, white, and purple might seem a little flat. But as you can see in the example image, including touches of African Violet and Seasalt against a backdrop of different shades of green works very well.

12. Buttercream

Buttercream color palette

Names: Celadon, Fawn, Vanilla, Mint green, Lavender (web)
Hex Codes: #B6DFB7, #FDBB80, #FFEEA8, #BEE4DD, #D8D5E7

Easter treats like cakes, cookies, and cupcakes are often made with a range of different spring colors. This palette includes enough shades to create bright carrots and pastel Easter eggs on your desserts and in your digital designs.

These different colors look especially nice when they’re scattered throughout a design, and they also do well when broken up by white. If you need a good background color, you can take some inspiration from the cake in the picture. The rich, creamy warm white of the icing is an excellent choice!

13. Baby Chick

Baby Chick color palette

Names: Pear, School bus yellow, Naples yellow, Melon, Tiffany blue
Hex Codes: #D6EB02, #FFDD02, #FFE56E, #FFB8AE, #ACDDD9

Here’s another palette that might look more summery than springlike. That’s largely thanks to School Bus Yellow and Naples Yellow, two very saturated shades. Pear is a near-neon green that only adds to the summer-like feel.

However, as you can see above, these colors can also create a memorable spring design. They might not be pastels, but in a design with several classic Easter symbols, they fit right in.

The right backdrop makes a major difference here. There’s nothing wrong with a neutral, but if you want to be adventurous, you might consider the shade of teal shown in the picture. Teal is deep and cool, so it’s a great choice for balancing out this palette’s incredible brightness.

14. Peter Cottontail

Peter Cottontail color palette

Names: Lavender pink, Fairy tale, Mimi pink, Papaya whip, Pistachio
Hex Codes: #F4A9C7, #FAC3D8, #FFDBE5, #FDEFCE, #C2D786

Pretty, soft shades of pink will be right at home in just about any Easter palette. And in this elegantly simple, vintage-inspired design, they look great alongside the brown bunny and warm white background. The touch of Pistachio helps stop it from getting overly warm.

This collection of colors would also work nicely as a floral border. Start with a background of Papaya Whip and add flowers in Lavender Pink, Fairy Tale, and Mimi Pink. Use Pistachio to add some green leaves.

15. Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning color palette

Names: Wisteria, Lavender pink, Saffron, Pear, Light sky blue
Hex Codes: #D1ADDF, #FCBCE1, #F9C73B, #CAE75D, #8DC9F0

Sometimes, just changing one color in a traditional Easter palette transforms the entire thing. This palette has classic shades of purple, pink, green, and blue. But it also includes the somewhat unusual Saffron, a color that sits right between yellow and orange. This mango-like shade is perfect for mixing things up!

The basket of eggs in the picture shows you a great way to use these colors. Because this palette is such a diverse mix, it does well when used in eclectic designs — like a basket of multicolored Easter eggs!

16. Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie color palette

Names: Baker-miller pink, Robin egg blue, Non photo blue, Light green, Maize
Hex Codes: #FF8DAE, #43D3E6, #B2E9FE, #AEE191, #FEF388

This is a somewhat unusual Easter palette, as it combines pastel-like Non-Photo Blue, Light Green, and Maize with the brighter, more saturated Baker-Miller Pink and Robin Egg Blue.

But when you take a look at the example image, you can see why it includes a range of saturations. Non-Photo Blue (used for the table in the example) is light enough that it can serve as a great backdrop. It’s brighter and more energetic than a more traditional neutral background, but it’s quiet enough that it won’t compete with the other shades for attention.

17. April Showers

April Showers color palette

Names: Thistle, Mindaro, Anti-flash white, Uranian blue, Non photo blue
Hex Codes: #F5CDF2, #F7F892, #EEF2F3, #A8DDFC, #95D7E7

This pretty palette is a nice choice if you’re looking for a color scheme with a great warm-cool balance. Thistle and Mindaro have a gentle warmth, and Uranian Blue and Non-Photo Blue are wonderfully cool. Anti-Flash White sits right in the middle.

There’s enough of a difference between the warm shades and cool shades that you could use them for colorblocking or creating patterns. But you can also create a design with a mostly-white backdrop. From there, you can incorporate splashes of every other color.

18. Coral Castles

Coral Castles color palette

Names: Lilac, Thistle, Non photo blue, Tea green, Melon
Hex Codes: #BB92BE, #E0C7DA, #93E1F0, #D9E7B1, #FBAEAF

There’s nothing wrong with a classic, pastel-heavy Easter palette. But in some cases, you might want to try something a bit different. This palette is a great example of something different. Melon, a coral-like shade, really stands out! It’s a color more often seen in summer designs, but as you see here, it still works nicely with springlike colors.

As illustrated in the example design, these colors work well together. But if you want to incorporate some white, you can create something even more dynamic. Coral and white patterns are especially eye-catching, so don’t be afraid to add some patterning.

19. Sun and Sky

Sun and Sky color palette

Names: Columbia blue, Lavender (web), Lemon chiffon, Jasmine, Sage
Hex Codes: #C6E2F7, #D9E4F7, #FFF4BF, #F8E179, #BFC178

Some Easter palettes cover a lot of ground in terms of color. As you’ve seen, some of the palettes on the list include a shade of pink, yellow, blue, green, and purple. Others, like this one, opt to focus on including different shades of the same colors.

Including different shades of pale blue and pale yellow might make you think of a spring sunrise. And when you add in calming Sage, the combination has a quieting effect. Take a look at the sky and the glow of the sun on the eggs in the picture — this design is a lot calmer than many on the list!

20. Chocolate Surprise

Chocolate Surprise color palette

Names: Pistachio, Jasmine, Brown sugar, Carnation pink, Non photo blue
Hex Codes: #9BD877, #FAE77F, #A26E60, #FF9AD0, #8ED7E2

Even compared to Halloween, Easter has some seriously colorful candies! This palette pays tribute to the chocolates, jelly beans, malted eggs, and other sweet treats that make Easter all that more special.

You don’t have to use these colors for candy-inspired palettes, though. As Easter color schemes go, this one is pretty well-balanced. But to make sure you preserve that sense of springlike freshness, it’s a good idea to include a good bit of a light, pale neutral. A neutral backdrop is probably the easiest way to do this. The example image’s backdrop of white or very weathered wood is perfect.

21. Easter Dream

Easter Dream color palette

Names: Light blue, Honeydew, Periwinkle, Fairy tale, Plum (web)
Hex Codes: #ACD2CD, #C9DDD1, #B9C9EA, #F4C3D9, #E1B2E6

If you need an Easter palette that’s mostly cool, take a look at this one! With the exception of Fairy Tale, all of the colors here are somewhat cool-leaning. But that collection of colors means that there’s more room for the warmer Fairy tale to really stand out. If you want your design to be brighter and higher energy like the example design, include more Fairy Tale. If you want to keep things cool and calm, just add a few touches of Fairy Tale as accents.

22. Little Nest

Little Nest color palette

Names: Cream, Alabaster, Isabelline, Misty rose, Melon
Hex Codes: #DBE1B4, #D6DFD0, #F4F3EE, #FAD4D1, #E5A5A6

If you’ve spent any time perusing Easter-themed designs, you’ve probably seen more baskets of eggs than you care to count. But this design puts a minimalist twist on this classic: instead of a giant basket brimming with eggs, it has a small basket holding a single egg.

The entire color scheme has a calming feel and an almost upscale look. The two greenish shades are gently muted, and Misty Rose and Melon are slightly dusty shades of pink. Isabelline is a dignified, slightly cool white.

23. Spring Vignette

Spring Vignette color palette

Names: Celadon, Cream, Vanilla, Thistle, Salmon pink
Hex Codes: #B3D9C5, #DFE6BC, #FEEB9E, #D9C2D6, #FAA2A7

If you want to create a design that includes a whole variety of colors, look no further than this palette. Its example image perfectly illustrates how to include a whole host of colors in a relatively small design. As you can see, green and grounding brown are the design’s main shades. When used as accents, the brighter colors make a statement without overpowering the others.

24. Daffodils

Daffodils color palette

Names: School bus yellow, Aureolin, Icterine, Mindaro, Yellow green
Hex Codes: #FFE02D, #FFF145, #FFF768, #C5F774, #B1E075

Thus far, we’ve mentioned tulips, but we haven’t touched on daffodils, another iconic spring bloom. The shades of yellow in this palette capture the beauty of daffodils. As a bonus, they’re also the color of baby chicks!

School Bus Yellow, Aureolin, and Icterine are all bright, saturated yellow shades that command attention. As a result, they do best in designs that really center yellow (like the one above). Like daffodil leaves, Mindaro and Yellow Green work nicely as accent colors.

25. Sweet

Sweet color palette

Names: Emerald, Hunyadi yellow, Tiffany blue, Melon, Thistle
Hex Codes: #76D98F, #FFB858, #9DDBDA, #F8B1B2, #C5B2D0

This palette is a little bit unusual. Its colors aren’t quite pastels, but they also aren’t incredibly bold or saturated. This middle ground is great if you want your design to draw attention but still have a bit of softness to it.

Still, it’s a good idea to have some level of separation between the shades. The example image does this well. The white icing on the bunny cookies and the white table below give each color a chance to really shine.

26. Lavender Playtime

Lavender Playtime color palette

Names: Chinese violet, Lilac, Melon, Jasmine, Olivine
Hex Codes: #936C8B, #C097C2, #FBAEA6, #FDD976, #B0BC74

As you’ve seen, plenty of Easter color palettes include pastel (or at least fairly light) shades of purple. But this one goes the extra mile and includes Chinese Violet, a darker, somewhat dusty shade that’s similar to lavender.

As you can see in the example picture, Chinese Violet is dark enough to have a grounding effect on the brighter colors. You can see it in the bunch of lavender flowers to the left — it helps counterbalance Jasmine and other high-energy colors.

27. Pink Skies

Pink Skies color palette

Names: Pale dogwood, Jasmine, Columbia blue, Light blue, Sky blue
Hex Codes: #ECC8C4, #FCE496, #C5E5F1, #BCE0E4, #7FC5CF

This color palette is great for creating classic Easter designs like the one above. But if you look closely, you can also see that it’s similar to the color of a sunset. Columbia Blue, Light Blue, and Sky Blue are all sky-like colors, and Pale Dogwood and Jasmine come close to the shades of pink and yellow you see as the sun goes down.

28. Land of Candy

Land of Candy color palette

Names: Light sky blue, Pink, Pale purple, Vanilla, Celadon
Hex Codes: #85CAFD, #FFC6CC, #FFDBFF, #F7E8A5, #BCEDB5

If you have a sweet tooth, the example photo for this palette probably looks pretty appetizing! Sugary pinks meet energetic greens and yellows to create a diverse and highly versatile palette.

The example image successfully uses small touches of each color throughout. But if you want your design to be a little less busy, you can also use larger stretches of each one. Stripes or blocks of each shade will draw your audience’s eye (and make them immediately think of Easter!).

29. Happiness

Happiness color palette

Names: Tea rose (red), Light blue, Linen, Naples yellow, Pear
Hex Codes: #F0B4B4, #C5E1E4, #F3E9DF, #FBDF69, #D4DE63

This somewhat surprising palette brings together bright, modern shades and combines them with vintage-inspired colors. In particular, Red Tea Rose, Light Blue, and Linen look like they’d be right at home in a vintage design, but Naples Yellow and Pear exude a more modern energy.

Though they might seem disparate, these two groups of colors can be brought together in a unified design. The example image includes several bright accents, but the overall mood is softened by the vintage-inspired shades.

30. Spring Garden

Spring Garden color palette

Names: Thistle, Melon, Peach yellow, Tea green, Tiffany Blue
Hex Codes: #D3BDD7, #FCB09E, #F6DA9D, #CAE6C5, #A1D7C7

Although the example image has no shortage of color, it has a shadowy energy that’s almost eerie. You don’t have to bring that same vibe to your own designs, however — as you can see, this collection of delicate shades is perfect for almost any Easter design you can think of.

It’s also ideal if you want to create a design that leans more cool than warm. With three cool shades and two warm ones, this palette will almost certainly have a calming effect on your audience!

31. Centerpiece

Centerpiece color palette

Names: Celadon, Sky blue, Columbia blue, Salmon pink, Pink lavender
Hex Codes: #A3DB90, #92C5D8, #B0D3E4, #F6939D, #DCB1D4

This pretty palette is another great example of a cool-leaning color scheme — Salmon Pink is the only warm shade here! And because there’s a good bit of both green and blue, it’s an ideal choice for outdoor-focused designs.

Of course, you can always expand this palette if you wish. The example image uses the five shades above, but it also includes different shades of both brown and yellow.

Using Easter Colors in Your Design

Now you’ve gotten to see a wide range of palettes for your Easter designs. But if design was only about picking colors, anybody could do it! If you want your project to be successful, you need to put some thought into how you use Easter colors. Here are some tips to get you started.

Pay Attention to Saturation

Like spring color palettes, many Easter palettes center around pastels. Pastels have a low saturation, meaning they appear paler than most shades.

If you want a quiet, wispy design, you might choose to stick with an all-pastel look. For something with a little more energy, you can try combining pastels with more saturated shades. Be careful, though — if you don’t pay attention to your placement of these different types of colors, you might end up with a design that looks awfully disjointed.

One way to use saturated colors along with pastels is to have the saturated color serve as a backdrop. For example, say you have a design that features three pastel-colored Easter eggs in a row on a white background. The design might look nice as-is, but depending on how light the pastels are, they might seem to almost blend into the background.

Here’s where your saturated color comes in. If you take a deep, highly-saturated shade of teal and use it as your background color, the pastel eggs will be able to truly stand out.

Don’t Feel Like You Need to Use Every Available Color

Some very diverse pastel palettes look like they roughly follow the rainbow: you’ll see pale pink, light orange, soft yellow, grassy green, sky blue, and lilac purple. These colors can look good together, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need to use every single pastel you can. If you just bring in colors for the sake of having more color, you might end up with a highly disjointed design.

As you saw above, it’s possible to create a memorable Easter design with a few main colors. For example, one of the above color schemes just included white, purple, and three separate shades of green. If you use several shades of one color, you can create a sense of depth in your design. You’ll also have more space to let the other colors stand out.

Be Sure the Colors You Choose Line Up With Your Brand Identity

If you’re designing a website, advertisement, etc. for a brand, you always make sure that the colors you choose seem to fit in with that brand’s mission statement and general ethos. That doesn’t change when you’re designing with seasonal colors!

An example would be if you’re creating an Easter-themed promotional graphic for a doctor’s office. Most doctor’s offices try to be calming spaces, so a cool color scheme like pastel blue and green would be a good choice. You might want to stay away from using too much pink, as pink can be associated with childishness.

Celebrating the Easter Season With the Right Color Palette

Color speaks to your audience even before any text does. And if you want to help your audience feel the spirit of Easter, the best way to do so is by including seasonal colors.

The color palettes and example images above are just meant to get you started. As you start playing with different color schemes (and of course different designs), you’ll discover whole new worlds of color.