Creative Color swatches for Adobe

Creative Colors for both Adobe Photoshop CS and Adobe Illustrator CS are several collections of free downloadable color swatches palettes. Creative Colors contains hunderds of colors, easy accessible through the Photoshop or Illustrator swatches palette and are absolutely royalty-free.

How to open Swatches in Adobe Photoshop

Download a Photoshop swatches file from this page (*.aco). Next, in Photoshop, make sure the swatches palette is visible (pull-down menu Window » Swatches).

On the swatches palette options menu choose “Load Swatches” to append (merge) the new swatches to the existing swatches list or choose “Replace Swatches” to replace the existing swatches with the new swatches. Now browse to the downloaded swatches file and open it.

How to open Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Download an Illustrator swatches file from this page (*.ai). Next, in Illustrator, make sure the swatches palette is visible (pull-down menu Window » Swatches).

On the swatches palette options menu choose “Open Swatch Library » Other Library” to open the swatches palette. Notice that Illustrator will always open a new palette and does not replace the existing swatches in the palette.

RGB color mode

All swatches are stored in the RGB color mode. Both Photoshop and Illustrator automatically convert these colors to CMYK if used in a CMYK document. Due to the smaller CMYK gamut the converted color may differ from the original RGB color. We advise to first make a test print to verify colors before using these swatches for printer related art work.

Swatches collection: No Nonsens inc. Blue
16 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: No Nonsens inc. Brown
15 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: No Nonsens inc. Green
22 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: No Nonsens inc. Red
17 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: No Nonsens inc. Yellow
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: 3XTal
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Algae
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: All Natural
11 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Alpes
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Amarello
38 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Auctions On The I
12 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Autumn
13 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Babyarticles
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: BlogBase
24 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Bloggy Network
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Blue Desert
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Browns and Naturals
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Camping
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Clayoquot Sound
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Colombine
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Cool Desert
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Coro 36
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Country Harvest
15 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: CyberPog
13 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Earth and Ochre
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Earth and Sky
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Earth Tone
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Earth Uber
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Fall Pumpkin
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Fine Walks
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Flower Colors
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Flower Fields
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Gladiator
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Golden Sunset
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Golf by the Creek
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Good and Mellow
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Green Earth
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Hello Design
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Hicks Design
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: In Bloom
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: India
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Jeremy Boles
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Kilimanjaro
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Lamix
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Land and Sea
14 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Limestone
11 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Love Your Pachanga
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Mean Green
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Mediterranean Nights
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: MSC Website CS
11 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Mexico
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Muted Pastels
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Natural Parade
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Natures Walk
12 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Now This is Sand
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Ocean
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Orcas off Lopez Island
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Outdoor Wedding
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Outjo Kunene Namibian Rock
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Paige’s Pajamas
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Paranormal
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Pastel as Ever
10 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Pastel Paradise
10 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Pastel Party
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Peggy’s Cove
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Pixel Pusher
9 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Poolside
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Sahara
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Shades of Green
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Spring Kiss
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Spring Time
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Su Mountaineers
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Sunset Beach
13 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Taos Experience
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Terra Luna
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: The Gulf
7 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Tucassa
5 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Victrian Modern
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Walk On The Beach
8 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Websafe Peach
10 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Yoga Studio
4 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swatches collection: Zeldman
6 creative colors for Photoshop and Illustrator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Illustrator users can get an “Can’t open the illustration. The illustration contains an illegal operand” error message while trying to open one of our swatches palettes.

Most likely you are using a non-English language versions of Windows and/or have configured Windows to separate numbers with a comma instead of a period.
Illustrator does not recognise the comma as the decimal separator on your system and alerts it has found a corrupted file.

To fix this behaviour open the Illustrator swatches palette (*.ai) in notepad (or your favourite plain text editor) and change all comma’s into periods (use search and replace to speed this up). Next save the edited file (make sure you do not change the *.ai extension) and open the swatches palette in Illustrator.

Most palettes on this page are created by the ColorSchemer community and derived from the ColorSchemer Scheme Gallery found on http://www.colorschemer.com/schemes/