When you think of Fourth of July colors, there are only three: red, white and blue. Or are there? The truth is you can create Independence Day-themed designs not only with different hues of the holiday’s traditional patriotic colors, but also with entirely new colors altogether. In fact, doing so can help your Fourth of July designs and marketing materials stand out from the crowd, and help differentiate your company from the competition. For your inspiration, here are 10 unique and different color palettes for the Fourth of July.

1. Democratic Victory by Annointed1981

Once the Revolutionary War had started, the colonists had but one option: to win at all costs. The untold, undecorated valor of that war is represented by the purple-blues in this color palette.

democratic victory

 2. Firecracker by Orphan Annie

Today, the only explosions we hear on the Fourth of July are fireworks. This fiery bright color palette represents the explosion of a firecracker at night.


 3. Don’t Tread On Me by Retsof

A popular slogan and flag waved by the revolutionaries during the war inspired this color palette, which is rooted in the very philosophy of Independence Day.

Dont Tread

 4.  Free At Last by Bootney

When the war was over, one can only imagine the celebratory nature of the huge weight of the British having lifted – and how bright the future must have seemed. This color palette does a nice job of capture a festive, optimistic spirit.

Free at Last

 5. George Washington by Cynhwong

From cherry trees to river crossings to victory and honored statesmanship, every color of the Revolutionary War’s most famous hero is represented in this color palette.

George Washington

 6. Sparklers by Bijoulovesshues

Sparklers are another modern Independence Day tradition, mostly for the kids. This color palette represents the sparks and stars slung by the yellow-hot sticks.


  7. Picnic by Museshand

Many Americans fire up the grill or pack up for a family picnic on Fourth of July weekend, annual events that become nostalgic memories as we age. This color palette adds in the American spirit with its soft red and blue.


 8. Bloody Revolution by Stefan

It can be easy to forget the incredible courage it took to revolt, and even easier to forget the dark days that consumed so many lives during the American Revolution. This color palette represents the horrors of war.

Bloody Revolution

9. You’re A Firework by Daniela95

More than another firework-themed color palette, this palette represents romance. How many sparks fly during fireworks shows?


 10. Let Freedom Ring by Katiworley

Rich, powerful hues represent America in this color palette, which is balanced by the deep purple of victory and the yellow and light blue of the Liberty Bell ringing in the sky – over a free land.

Freedom Ring

Do you have a favorite Fourth of July color palette?  Share it with us in the comments!

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