Putting together a great color palette for your design work can be one of the most challenging aspects of any project. And many times, color palettes are built from some source of inspiration. So why not be inspired by some of history’s greatest master artists?

Colour Lovers has a lot of great tools including the ability to create color palettes auto-magically from pics you find around the web. It’s a great way to find inspiration when building your palette.
Of course, computer algorithms are not perfect; they miss key accent colors frequently and make questionable decisions on extracting the dominant tones. BUT, this is an exercise in inspiration, so there’s a certain advantage to these imperfections.
Long story short … here are 35 color pallets extracted from the work of some amazing painters with relative ease thanks to the Colour Lovers tools:

William Blake

Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days Color Palette

William Adolphe Bouguereau

Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus Color Palette
Nymphs and Satyr
Nymphs and Satyr Color Palette
Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros
Girl Defending Herself Against Eros Color Palette

Alexandre Cabanel

Cleopatra Color Palette

Paul Cezanne

The Basket of Apples
The Basket of Apples Color Palette
La Montagne Saint Victoire Barnes
La Montagne Sainte Victoire Color Palette

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa Color Palette
St. Anne
St Anne Color Palette
Vitruvian Man
Vitruvian Man Color Palette

Edward Degas

Ballet Rehearsal
Ballet Rehearsal Color Palette

Thomas Eakins

Max Schmitt in a Single Scull
Max Schmitt in a Single Scull Color Palette

Paul Gauguin

Tahitian Women on the Beach
Tahitian Women on the Beach Color Palette

Gustav Klimt

Danae Color Palette
The Kiss
The Kiss Color Palette

Henri Matisse

The Green Line
The Green Line Color Palette
The Joy of Life
The Joy of Life Color Palette

Claude Monet

Sunrise Color Palette

Jackson Pollock

Lavender Mist
Lavender Mist Color Palette
Number 8
Number 8 Color Palette

Raphael Sanzio

St Catherine of Alexandria
St Catherine Color Palette
St George and the Dragon
St George and the Dragon Color Palette

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Sistine Chapel Detail
Sistine Chapel Color Palette

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Self Portrait
Rembrandt Self Portrait Color Palette

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Le Moulin de la Galette Color Palette
Girls at the Piano
Girls at the Piano Color Palette

Georges Seurat

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Sunday Afternoon Color Palette

James Tissot

Croquet Color Palette
Seaside Color Palette

JMW Turner

The Fighting Temeraire
The Fighting Temeraire Color Palette

Vincent Van Gogh

Red Vineyards
Red Vineyards Color Palette
Starry Night
Starry Night Color Palette
Vase with 12 Sunflowers
Vase with 12 Sunflowers Color Palette

John William Waterhouse

Hylas and the Nymphs
Hylas and the Nymphs Color Palette
The Lady of Shallot
Lady of Shallot Color Palette