Creating powerful color combinations from numerous hues, tints and shades is the ultimate objective of working with color tools. To develop an accurate response to the language of color, it is first necessary to understand the harmony of color.
Simply stated, knowing what colors to use and in what order and proportionate to create a desired mood, to communicate an idea or to elicit a reaction. Since even the best designers need inspiration we’ve provided 10 of our favorite color tools that can help you with your choices. Check them individually and see which software will help you in specific design-related tasks.
As far as color tools go Color Sphere is favorite online Color Scheme Generator. To create fresh color schemes of anywhere from two to six colors that complement, clash, or neutralize, all you have to do is to navigate your mouse into the sphere.
ColorDB allows you to search for a color in many ways, and get a wide range of information about this color. ColorDB also provides a set of useful tools: color variations, close names and codes (RAL), color maps, memorizing colors, applying them into an HTML template, color harmonies…
This color tool allows users to experiment with color combinations, examine them under the aspect of accessibility guidelines and to create custom color palettes. Contrast-A checks color combinations for sufficient contrast and displays the results according to WCAG 2.0 (Luminance Ratio) as well as the results according to older accessibility guidelines, WCAG 1.0 (Difference in Brightness and Color).
Browse thousands of color themes created by the Kuler community. Search by tag word, title, creator, or hex color. Quickly create themes with the easy-to-use tools in Kuler. Use the color wheel, harmony rules, and color sliders for ultimate customization.
Colour Lovers provides you with a wealth of user created & shared color inspiration as well as tools that make the creative process as simple as possible. Whether you’re simply looking for a color palette to kickstart your next project or want to produce a piece of vector art, they have the tools to help anybody with design inspiration.
If you need inspiration for color schemes and motifs, 100 Random Colors is the website for you. Just refresh the page to get a new palette, drag and drop the boxes to find your next color combination.