Color Palettes and Generators:
Create color schemes for your designs with color generators, browse color palettes and test your color combinations.


Pixlbrowser – Share Your Portfolio

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Inspiration can be the hardest to find, especially when it is needed the most. Pixlbrowser by Joel Alexander aims to make the inspirational treasure hunt much easier by creating a place to share and view the latest portfolios from top designers around the world. Clicking a portfolio in “Launch Mode” opens the desired proposal right in the browser, without having to navigate to another page. You can quickly view and scan through projects and designs from some of the most original thinkers in the design world and share your new found inspiration with your own network.

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Material Palette

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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With the ever increasing resolution of screens and monitor sizes the visual aspects of a web design has never been more important. Fortunately there are a number of tools available to make the task of creating an impressive color scheme even easier. The Material Palette from Matthieu Aussaguel creates a custom palette for web design and other projects based on a selection of flat colors chosen by the user. The Material Palette coordinates appropriate primary and secondary text colors, suggested divider colors as well as the primary colors of the design and any hues that would work nicely as accents.

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Get Colors From Image

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Implementing the colors from an image into a design project is a surefire to have the colors complement one another.  With the emergence of HTML5, grabbing specific colors from an image has never been easier, or quicker. Browsers can complete these simple tasks that were previously reserved for image processing software. The Get Colors From Image tool by HTML-Color-Codes enables designers to select individual colors from an image without ever having to upload the file to a web-server. The multiple windows display the original image, the targeted area of the image as well as the specific color and corresponding hexadecimal code.

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Color Trends, Palettes

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The color scheme can make or break a design project. There’s nothing worse than having to aimlessly plow through color palettes for that perfect color scheme to fit your project. Luckily the open source community over at ColourLovers has got the color-challenged covered. Colourlovers features a number of color palettes organized by usage, occasion, current trends and fashion assembled through a community of devoted color enthusiasts.

The palettes are organized by date, views and popularity to help sift through the thousands of entries for the perfect color scheme. The usefulness of Colourlovers doesn’t stop there; the community has expanded to include open-source patterns and shapes to jazz up basic designs as well as the latest design trends for both interior and graphic design.

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Online Color Picker Tool

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One of the quickest way to come up with the right colors is to use ColorPicker. Simple, but with all the necessary features, it has hex input, a color slider and the ability to save colors to a palette. You can also choose from generated palettes with complementary, triade, tetrade and analogic colors. The only thing that may make this tool even better would be to add the ability to change the background color of the page itself.