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As a designer, color management should be an integral part of your workflow. A website’s color scheme helps shape its identity and therefore should not be carelessly thrown together. In this post I would like to present to you some of the useful design tools that will help you to choose the right color palette for your design.
Kuler by Adobe is a great tool for creating color palettes and viewing color palettes created by others.
Color Scheme Designer
Colorschemedesigner is an online color scheme designer for websites and graphics design projects. The site uses a color wheel to allow the user to select the base color to be used for the color scheme. The tool allows the user to select from a number of scheme types, including mono, complement, triad, tetrad, analogic and accented analogic.
ColoRotate is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to see and edit your colors in three dimensions. By viewing them in 3D, you can more easily see how colors relate to each other giving you a better feel for putting together palettes and then edit them. ColoRotate gives you the ability to edit your foreground and background colors as well as creating adding to your color swatches.
With Colllor it is much easier to generate a consistent web color palette with just a few clicks. You should use colors consistently, so you have a common look and feel throughout your design.
ColorHexa.com is a free color tool providing information about any color.
With Multicolor Search, you choose a color and TinEye will return thousands of images thousands of images that are primarily made up of that color.
You can choose up to 5 colors to search for. Each color you add is evenly divided – say 4 colors each at 25%. You can further define each color in the bottom right color. Hover over it and you’ll be presented with a trash can to get rid of the color and a color wheel. Clicking the color wheel allows you to define the color by hexadecimal number. You can also drag the line between colors to reduce the composition.
0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color. Basically, it’s a simple tool that helps web designers find lighter and darker colors based on any color.
Color Palette Generator
Make color schemes. Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image.
Check My Colours
Analyse the colors of any webpage to verify the contrast and ensure better accessibility.
online tool that lets you generate and preview transition colors between colors.
Free online tool for color palette design and matching.