Color palette inspiration for your dream reading room! Whether you are redecorating, painting your bedroom, shopping for new clothes, or just generally looking to be inspired, we have a color palette for you! Each one was inspired by a different young adult book so if there’s a palette that catches your eye but if you haven’t read that book yet, you should definitely add it to your to-be-read pile!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
If pink is your signature color then Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins should be your inspiration! The soft gradient from a darkish maroon to an almost peach is lovely and would be beautiful as a bedroom color!
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
How gorgeous are these pastel palettes inspired by Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian? These colors would be absolutely gorgeous as bedding! So soft, light and pretty!
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Dark greens and yellows dominate the City of Bones cover by Cassandra Clare. There’s something so dark but also vibrant about these two palettes and they aren’t ones you see every day. True Shadowhunters looking to re-paint their bedrooms should refer to these colors!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is a sexy fantasy with a sexy, fantastical cover and the color palettes below match the deep reds, subtle greys and purples of the jacket art perfectly! We think this color palette would do amazingly well in a dark reading nook with very little light.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
This palette is so earthy and mossy and perfect for fans of Delirium by Lauren Oliver. The colors are so calming and they make you just want to go run around in the woods, so if you have a room with large windows that look out into forest, consider this palette for your paint and decor colors!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Everyone always focuses on the individual factions and their color schemes in Divergent by Veronica Roth, but we decided to be a little divergent and focus on creating a simple, neutral palette reflective of the mega-series’ cover!
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
The thing we love most about these two paint palettes inspired by Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige is that the colors are just as bold and contrasted as the book itself. We know evil-Dorothy would totally approve of our color selections!
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
Thinking about painting your bedroom? How about a dreamy, soft, subtle palette––one like the ones below inspired by Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson! We came up with two palette options for this one: warmer tones with mauves and pale yellows and a version with cooler tones like ashy blues and cool browns. These palettes and this book are perfect for anyone who prefers dream world to real world.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
When you think of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, you think of heat, sand, and sun so that is what we kept in mind when putting together this color palette. The sandy tones are the perfect, warm neutrals to start with when decorating a space like a living room! Just don’t forget to include the book on your bookshelves!
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Looking to give your room a bright makeover? These bright color palettes inspired by Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa will bring joy and life to any impossible decorating disaster. We’re big fans of these bright, effervescent colors!
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
The paint color palette inspired by Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira is both moody and pretty––a color scheme that is pretty hard to achieve. Consider painting your bedroom one of the darker blues in the palettes and accenting it a bedspread, pillows or curtains that match the lighter and softer tones to achieve this look!
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
There are a lot of blue book covers in the young adult section of a bookstore (thanks a lot, TFIOS) but the blue hues on the cover for Made You Up by Francesca Zappia are our absolute favorites. The longer you look at the cover, the more shades of blue you’ll see and then run the gamet from greenish blue to purply blue and everything in between! Wouldn’t it be so cool if you had an entire room filled with ONLY blue things?
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Imagine a den filled with bookshelves and dark paint and dark furniture occupy the space. Doesn’t that sound like a place where you could curl up in and read with a hot cup of tea all day long? That’s what we think of when we made this color palette inspired by the cover art for A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This color palette is for those of you who prefer to live the monochrome life. Black, white and about fifty shades of grey can be found on the cover of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs!
The One by Kiera Cass
When it comes to The Selection series by Kiera Cass, you have quite your pick of color options: blue, red, white, purple. We decided to create a paint palette inspired by The One because these colors would be gorgeous in a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or basically any room of any house anywhere in any time period ever ever ever.
Paper Towns by John Green
These color palettes inspired by Paper Towns by John Green are the perfect shades to aim for when decorating a college dorm room. Most dorm rooms are painted a yellow/green color (like the one on this book) and those can be hard colors to complement, so use this color guide when shopping for decor and accessories!
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
How absolutely amazing would it be to have a pristine bedroom with wall color, furniture and decor that matches the cover of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard? Everything should be shades of white, with maybe a hint of blue or grey and then one piece should be blood red!
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Everyone always thinks of snow as being white and ashes as being grey, but we know, and Winterians know, that their true colors are those found on the cover of the fantasy novel, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch! We love the soft, warm hues of this palette. Not quite spring, summer, winter or fall, these palettes are a combo of all four seasons!
Survive the Night by Danielle Vega
OMG I have no idea what room you could decorate with this palette, but it doesn’t really matter because the cover for Survive the Night by Danielle Vega is so fun and vivid we just want everything in our life to be these colors!
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Unlike her last name, you won’t find any gray in our color palettes for A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray! What you will find instead are purples, ice blues, mauves and pinks! *tries to stop staring at the beautiful book cover but can’t*
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman takes place in the 1800s in the Wild Wild West of America where everything is dusty, dry and hot. When you look at these color swatches doesn’t your mind just drift off to saloons, high noon, pistol duels, horses and log cabins?
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Who doesn’t love the beach aesthetic? The color palettes below inspired by We Were Liars by E. Lockhart would be perfect for a bedroom or living room in any lakeside or beach house! We are loving the sea foam greens and sandy browns seen in these swatches!
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
If the color palettes for A Court of Thorns and Roses were a bit too red room of pain for your tastes we suggest you consider the palettes below inspired by The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski! They are still in the red color family, but these are a little more on the brown and muted side and would be lovely for anyone with regal, lush tastes!
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Which color palette is your favorite? What other books would you like to see palettes for? Tell us in the comments below!