16 Best Color Palette Generators All Designers Need to Know
16 Best Color Palette Generators All Designers Need to Know — Because choosing the perfect color scheme is one of the most important parts of any design work.
The web is unquestionably chock-full of color scheme tools that guarantee to support you achieve the color Nirvana. However, not all tools are created the same and many of them are no more than basic rip-offs of the more popular or useful offerings. In order to help you discover that perfect color combination for your next project, Design Build Ideas is compiling a list of the best color palette generators and web tools out there. Take a look!
Coolorsdelivers on all fronts. It tops our list with a slick, intuitive interface, a growing library of sexy palettes and mobile apps for both iOS and Android.
Adobe Color CC
Formerly Adobe Kuler, this site has everything you’ll need to generate a stunning palette or harmony from any base color. If you’ve got an account with Adobe, log in and save your generated palettes for later, or share them with other users.
A cornerstone of the online color community, Colour Loversboasts over a million color palettes and a colorful user base to match.
A relative newcomer on the color scene, Color Huntis a Product Hunt style website for, well, colors. Easily peruse a seemingly unending list of palettes, view, and favorite standout schemes for later.
Color by Hailpixel
A unique cursor based interface offers a new and entertaining method of generating palettes on this site.
Building on the same cursor based interface of the previous site, Colour Code lets you generate harmonies in addition to creating palettes, with export formats in SCSS, LESS and PNG.
Sipis an awesome little app for Mac and iPhone, letting you generate color schemes from photos, name, organize and share your palettes across multiple devices. Get the pro version and there is no end to the export options.
Color Scheme Designer by Paletton
Spend some time on Palettonand you’ll discover it’s got quite an extensive set options for generating color palettes and harmonies. Try to hit the randomize button at the top to kick start your color scheme and check out the great results.
Cohesive Colors is a great tool for helping to give your color palettes a uniform feel. If you’re having trouble with an outlier in your palette, try this one out.
If you’re looking for a straightforward site that does it all, check out Colr, which can generate color palettes from a random image using Flickr (you can also upload your own images), search over 17K color schemes and match words based on their color relativity.
Palettr and tap into the colorful world of community photo site 500px for some awesome color scheme generation.
Mudcube Color Sphere
Mudcube Color Sphere is not only a superb palette generator with large sliders for a more granular control over your scheme; it also lets you download them in .AI and .ACO files! Sweet!
Color Combo‘s tester balances color palette configurability with utility. And lucky for the lazy, there is a random combo generator.
Colrd is great for discovering new color palettes and patterns and also features a gradient builder and search tool, something we haven’t found elsewhere.
Color Hunter helps you to generate a palette by uploading an image. Too lazy? Discover previously generated palettes by searching their archives.
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