I’ll be the first to admit it, I don’t have the greatest eye for colors. Fortunately for you, the novice and professional designer, I found some color tools to spare you the gaudiness of my earlier designs. Oh, you noticed, I’m still not the greatest designer – but I don’t claim to be! Ahem, we all need a little help and these 6 tools, online and for free, can help you match colors perfectly.
Palleton makes it easy to find and use color palettes that are monochromatic, adjacent colors, triad, tetrad and free. It’s easy to use and you’ll quickly learn to depend on it for your quick, down and dirty design jobs. Once you select a set of colors just click on the example tab and Paletton will generate a mock-up web page for you using the colors you have selected. You can also save your palette in multiple configurations to share with your design and development team or your clients. Heck, let your clients pick the color palette and send you the link. I give this 4.5 stars.
This site leaves a lot to be desired after viewing the previous, but it still has a good purpose. User submitted color kits are published for you to select from. Use their ComboMaker tool to create your own color sets and submit them to the site.
This is a simple but useful tool. One click gives you a complete color set to choose from. They do have a downloadable version I believe is for Windows only.
The usefulness of this one is quickly seen. You input the URL of a photo online and the system creates a color set based on the dominant colors in the image. As you can see our ruggedly handsome model has been used for demonstration purposes. I was a bit surprised at the colors the script selected in that the blue in my jeans seams to be very brilliant, so I’m surprised there isn’t at least some indigo in the color set. Still, this is a pretty useful tool, don’t you think? I’ll go 4 stars on this one.
Not much to it, the site is more to support the book. But, there are several pre-created color sets to choose from.
Collor is another powerful color picker. It doesn’t give you a full color set, but it does help determine shades.