25 Watercolor Rainbow Painting Ideas

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Watercolor rainbows are simple to paint and look so cute. If you’re looking for watercolor rainbow painting ideas, you’re going to love the paintings I’m sharing below.

These watercolor paintings make great wall art for your home, greeting cards for loved ones, and even prints that you can sell.


six watercolor rainbow options
Credit: kreativakademie

Be Kind Painting

Create a painting that reminds you or others to be kind. This painting makes a great handmade holiday card for friends and family.

be kind rainbow
Credit: letteringirem
muted colors rainbow
Credit: letterleuchten

Four Rainbows

Practice painting rainbows using different watercolor palettes. These rainbows feature browns, purples, yellow, and blues.

multiple rainbow paintings
Credit: mamafabrics
simple rainbow painting
Credit: milasframes

Choose to Be Kind

Here’s another rainbow themed design that includes a positive message. This message says “choose to be kind” and features a great handwritten font.

choose to be kind
Credit: mrshandpainted
three color rainbow
Credit: mrsmonkstudio

Rainbow with Clouds

Here’s a rainbow design that has clouds on both ends of the rainbow. I love how the artist added a creative dripping effect to the painting.

dripping rainbow with clouds
Credit: ngmstyle
rainbow with paint splatters
Credit: oliv_overtherainbow

Blue Rainbow with Crown

This blue rainbow with a crown includes a german quote that says “Be cheeky (or naughty) and wild and wonderful.”

blue rainbow with crown
Credit: oliv_overtherainbow
purple rainbow with hearts
Credit: oliv_overtherainbow

Rainbow Notebook

This rainbow notebook makes a wonderful painting reference. It includes a beautiful color palette and a trendy rainbow design.

blue and gold rainbow notebook
Credit: prettylittlecompany
small rainbows
Credit: satohom.39

Pink and Gold Rainbows

When it comes to painting rainbows, it’s always fun playing around with different color palettes. This palette features a beautiful pink and gold color palette.

small pink and gold rainbows
Credit: schoengeist_design
rainbow with patterns
Credit: semisart

Blue and Gold Design

I love how this rainbow has a few added design elements to give it a fun and creative look. Think of different designs you can add to your rainbow like stars, hearts, and more.

blue and gold rainbow watercolor
Credit: the_messy.ish.masterpiece
imperfect watercolor rainbow
Credit: vin.creates

Large Rainbow

This rainbow takes up the entire paper and has the word “hello” written beautifully in center. Feel free to write your favorite word or quote within your rainbow.

large rainbow says hello
Credit: withloveby_brooke
somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue quote
Credit: abcdailydoodle

Go Anywhere, Be Anything

This artist has featured a wide variety of watercolor rainbows of different shapes and sizes. Decorate your wall with your lovely paintings.

go anywhere be anything rainbows
Credit: alittlelovecreative
single large rainbow watercolor
Credit: artlettersbykaye

Muted Colors

You don’t often see muted colors being used for rainbows. I just love how the artist combined these colors to present a beautiful rainbow.

muted colors large rainbow
Credit: die_farbenmischerin
large rainbow using greens and blues
Credit: die_farbenmischerin

Rainbow Over Mountains

Take your art a step further by adding mountains and clouds to your rainbow scene. You can also change up the scenery by painting a forest, lake, neighborhood and more.

rainbow over mountains watercolor painting
Credit: jenpicicci
page filled with mini rainbows
Credit: kat.t.illustrations

Painting rainbows is a great to bring some happiness and serenity into your day. I hope you’ve found some great watercolor rainbow paintings to inspire your next piece of art.

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