Color Tool : 10 Best Tools For Designer

Color is a design tool that sets the tone, theme, and mood of a visual project. The colors you use greatly impacts how your design is perceived by its viewers. Below are 10 best color tools to help you choose the perfect colors for your designs.


“imgr is a color tool for designers that allows users to upload an image and grab a number of colors from the image, then offer them to the user in an hexidecimal format or a downloadable swatch, our users have created 29304 swatches so far!”



0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color.


Color Scheme Designer 3

Color Scheme Designer 3 allows a user to create harmonious color schemes using their choice of one of six customizable combinations from the color wheel. There is an option to show what a given scheme would look like to users with various types of colorblindness. The resulting scheme can be exported in several formats including HTML+CSS and Photoshop ACO, and a given scheme can even be shared as a link.



ColoRotate is a 3D tool for viewing and editing colors.



Piknik is a simple yet gorgeous color picker tool, brilliant when you need to see your color in full screen.



The use of color is generally one of the most important aspects of any design. But not all designers are blessed with the ability to create color combinations that work well together. Most of us know a great color-combo when we see one, but couldn’t create one if our lives depended on it. This is where Kuler can help.


Color Hunter

Color Hunter is an online resource where you can find color palettes created from images. It allows you to search for color palettes by tag, hex color code or the image URL. You can even upload and make your own color palette from that image.


Multicolr Search Lab

Multicolor Search Lab browses two sets of milions of images and extract those ones which meet color criteria set by you. So, all you have to do is to select your prefered colors from the color picker and let the idee Multicolor Search Lab do its work. The result is collection of hundreds of photos which are in colored compliance with your web site design.


Gradient App for OS X

A simple and useful app for Mac OSX to help web designers speed up the creation of CSS gradients.


Color Thief

A script for grabbing the dominant color or color palette from an image. Uses Javascript and the canvas tag to make it happen.


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