Choosing appropriate colors for a website design is not an easy task, especially when you don’t have the required skills and resources. With that in mind, we have gathered here some excellent tools to help you start creating beautiful color palettes for your own design projects.
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Color Palette Tools:
Check My Colours
Check My Colours is a free-to-use web tool for checking foreground and background color combinations of all DOM elements and determining if they provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits. All the tests are based on the algorithms suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.
Color Scheme Designer
Color Scheme Designer is a free online application for producing harmonious color palettes.
The Color Wizard is a color matching application for anyone who wants to create designs with great looking colors.
ColorExplorer is an online toolbox for working with color palettes. With ColorExplorer you can quickly and easily create, manage and evaluate color palettes for use in graphic design, web designs, layouts, and much more.
Generate a color palette from PNG, JPG or GIF image/photo. Receive color suggestions, download Photoshop swatches..
COPASO is an advanced color palette tool that helps you create the perfect color palette..
ColoRotate gives you the freedom to learn about how color works, and working with color quickfy and effectively. ColoRotate has an intuitive interface that eliminates the need to memorize or jot down color combinations or numbers. Indeed, you can traverse across an open three-dimensional color space and choose (or design) the color palette that fits your needs.
ColorMunki is the industry’s hottest all-in-one color solution that delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for photo and design digital workflows.
Web Colour Data
Web Colour Data is a web service to easily find out “which colors are used on a web page”. It works by simply submitting a URL..
Color Thief is a script for grabbing the color palette from an image. It uses Javacript and the canvas tag.
Color Sphere allows you to visualize color harmonies, supporting eighteen unique formulas. Color Sphere also allows you to visualize color blindness simulations, to get an idea of the accessibility of your palette. You can break the color space down to Websmart or Websafe colors, to ensure compatibility. You can even export your palette to Photoshop or Illustrator. Hands down, a fun way to view color harmonies.
Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs..
Unleash your personal style, experiment and download the tile. You can use it directly in your css file or as pattern in Photoshop!