50 Wonderful Black & White Photos with Partial Color Effects

Taking a black and white photograph and adding partial color effects to certain key points of the shot is one of the most popular techniques amongst professional photographers. You can understand its popularity when you look at the examples we have for you below. This technique can take an otherwise dull image and make it vibrant by highlighting critical areas of beauty. And, as you will also notice, they can at times be very powerful.

At the bottom of this post we have added some tutorials to help you recreate this effect. Hope you enjoy our selection :)

Buddha

Buddha
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In Wonderland

In Wonderland
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A Greed

A Greed
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Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker
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Herbstblatt – fallen leaves

Herbstblatt - fallen leaves
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Colour my life with the chaos of trouble

Colour my life with the chaos of trouble
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Sunset after the rain selective colour

sunset after the rain selective colour
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Princess

Princess
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Times Past By

Times Past By
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Love

Love
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Waiting on a cool breeze!

Waiting on a cool breeze!
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Ladybug

Ladybug
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Bird Eyes

Bird Eyes
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Banana

Banana
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Dewy Pine Leaf Uncurling

Dewy Pine Leaf Uncurling
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Telephone in Selective Colour

Telephone in Selective Colour
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Chondro Selective Color

Chondro Selective Color
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The Boat & The Castle

The Boat & The Castle
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Rim & Caliper on 427R Roush Mustang

Rim & Caliper on 427R Roush Mustang
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El Vendedor de Colores

El Vendedor de Colores
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Torre de los vientos

Torre de los vientos
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Walk This Way

Walk This Way
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A place to rest

A place to rest
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Racing Rainbow

Racing Rainbow
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Gateway Cup St. Louis

Gateway Cup St. Louis
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Colors in B&W

Colors in B&W!
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Kiss Kiss Love

Kiss Kiss Love
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Yellow City

Yellow City
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Fighting to stay alive

Fighting to stay alive
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Montenvers

Montenvers
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Magie Poppins

Magie Poppins
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Orange bicycle

Orange bicycle
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We all livin’ in a blue tractor

We all livin' in a blue tractor
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HHP Homecoming Football

HHP Homecoming Football
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Viento State Park

Viento State Park
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Red Seat

Red Seat
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Butterfly

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Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper
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Black and Blue

Black and Blue
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Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel
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Romabikepolo

Romabikepolo
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Boston1

Boston1
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Leaves

Leaves
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Catlick

Catlick
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Dandelion Taraxacum

Dandelion Taraxacum
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MyFest

MyFest
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Cold drink. Hot day

Cold drink. Hot day
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A Little Red Car

A Little Red Car
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Cockerel

Cockerel
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Red Bridge

Red Bridge
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Tutorials & Resources

Black and White with a Splash of Colour (Photoshop Tutorial)
Mono, with a Dash of Colour (Photoshop Tutorial)
A Splash of Color in Your Black and White
Black and White… with the occasional splash of colour (Beautiful Examples)
iPhotography App Showcase: 10 Color Splash Creations (Examples)

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Jameel Khan is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 4 years. He also writes for other blogs, His biggest passion is blogging and vector illustrations.

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