Tools for Creating and Understanding Color Palettes

 Sources: Trendy Web Color Palettes and Material Design Color Schemes & Tools and Best Color Palette Generator

Coolors

Coolors is an intuitive application which allows us to generate color combinations in a simple way, share palettes, and even export them to different formats like SVG, PDF, or SCSS.

http://coolors.co

Stylify me

Stylify me provides us with the fundamentals of the style guide of a site including colors, fonts, sizing, and spacing.

http://stylifyme.com

Adobe Color CC

A classic tool to create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.

https://color.adobe.com

Paletton

A designer tool for creating color combinations that work together well.

http://paletton.com/

Color-Hex

Color-hex is an interesting tool which helps us to select monochromatic colors, triadic colors, analogous colors, or shades. It allows us to visualize our palette in different color models like RGB, HSL, HSV, and CMYK. It also generates the CSS code fo the selected color with suggested combinations for text-shadows, backgrounds, etc. http://www.color-hex.com/

http://www.color-hex.com

Best Color Palette Generators

Selecting a color scheme is a critical part of any website or project, and to help you discover that perfect color combination we’ve compiled a list of the best color palette generators and web tools out there today.

Colour Lovers

Colour Lovers | Color Palette Generator

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PATTERN AND PALETTE GENERATOR SITE WITH A STRONG SOCIAL COMPONENT

A cornerstone of the online color community, Colour Lovers boasts over a million color palettes and a color(ful) userbase to match. With palattes, patterns, shapes and more, if you’ve got an hour or three, hop on over and start loving some colors.

Color Hunt

Color Hunt | Color Palette Generator

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PRODUCT HUNT FOR COLORS, UPDATED DAILY

A relative newcomer on the color scene, Color Hunt is 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

Color by Hailpixel | Color Palette Generator

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MINIMAL INTERFACE MAKES GENERATING PALETTES FAST AND FUN.

A unique, cursor based interface offers a new and entertaining method of generating palettes on this site. Mouse around to change hue and lightness, scroll to adjust saturation; but seriously just go and try it for yourself.

Colour Code

Colour Code | Color Palette Generator

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MOVE YOUR CURSOR TO GENERATE PALETTES AND HARMONIES

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.

Sip

Sip | Color Palette Generator

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GENERATE COLOR PALETTES FROM PHOTOS ON YOUR IPHONE

Sip is 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.

Cohesive Colors

Cohesive Colors | Color Palette Generator

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HELP UNIFY YOUR PALETTE’S COLORS WITH AN OVERLAY

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, or just can’t get that last couple of colors right, try this one out.

Colr

Colr | Color Palette Generator

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NICE COLOR FEATURE SET IN A MINIMAL SETTING

If you’re looking for a straightforward site that does it all, check outColr, which can generate color palettes from a random image using Flickr (or upload your own), search over 17K color schemes and match words based on their color relativity.

Palettr

Paletton | Color Palette Generator

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GENERATE PALETTES WITH A WORD USING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 500PX

Prefer to search for palettes by season, theme or place? Check outPalettr and tap into the colorful world of community photo site 500pxfor some awesome color scheme generation.

Mudcube Color Sphere

Mudcube Sphere | Color Palette Generator

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SIMPLE, EASY TO USE CONTROLS WITH MULTIPLE COLOR EXPORT FORMATS

Mudcube’s 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 Combos

Color Combos | Color Palette Generator

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SELECT COLORS, MOVE COLUMNS AND EXPORT PALETTES WITH EASE

Simple and purpose built for generating a palette from scratch, Color Combo’s tester balances color palette configurability with utility. And lucky for the lazy there is a random combo generator.

Colrd

Colrd | Color Palette Generator

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FIND AND CREATE PALETTES, PATTERNS AND GRADIENTS

Great for discovering new color palettes and patterns, Colrd also features a gradient builder and search tool, something we haven’t found elsewhere.

Color Hunter

Color Hunter | Color Palette Generator

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GENERATE AND DISCOVER COLOR PALETTES FROM IMAGES

Love the colors in a particular image? With Color Hunter, you can generate a palette by uploading an image. Too lazy? Discover previously generated palettes by searching their archives.

Pictaculous by Mailchimp

Pictaculous | Color Palette Generator

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GET SUGGESTED PALETTES FROM COLOUR LOVERS AND ADOBE COLOR CC

Upload an image to Pictaculous and in return get a palette, plus suggested schemes using similar colors from Colour Lovers andAdobe Color CC.

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