7 Color Tools For Advanced Website Design
As a professional web designer, you know your choice of color palette will significantly affect your overall design. If you don’t choose the right colors, the website may fail to meet its purpose. Remember how colors have a psychological impact on web users. The color palette you use on a website that sells financial products may not apply well on a website that offers children’s toys for sale. Finding those colors that work well together can be simple with these 7 tools.
Adobe Color CC
The fact that it’s a free tool with lots of features makes Adobe Color CC a popular choice for designers. You can come up with your own color scheme, get ideas from others by looking at what they’ve created and apply common color rules to create a suitable palette. It’s easy to use plus you can save the themes on your Adobe library.
Canva Color Palette Generator
The Color Palette Generator is really ideal when you want to use an image to come up with a color palette. The tool allows you to upload an image and then it generates a palette based on the colors that are contained in the image.
This is one of the easiest tools you can use to come up with a suitable color palette for your web designs. It allows you to choose from different color options on the wheel and create unique combinations. You can export your color palettes as SCSS or LESS filed. You can even export the palette as a PNG file.
This free online tool can be used to create color palettes using your mouse. The most unique feature with Colordot is that it allows you to capture colors with your camera using its iOS app. The mouse functions make it very easy to use. For instance, you can scroll to add saturation and right click to save the color palette.
Material Design Palette
The tool allows you to choose two colors which can be converted to a full color palette. You can then see a preview of the palette and then download it or make changes where necessary. There are already colors available which you can see their different shades and HEX values to make it easier to come up with a suitable palette.
W3Schools Color Tutorial
If you want to start by studying about colors and then get the details on how to use color and other tools such as the Color Convertor, this would be a great place to start. W3Schools allows you to better understand the color theory, color wheels and hues so that using any of the tools above can be a little simpler. Using tools such as the Color Convertor, you can create palettes and convert any color to and from names, HEX codes and RGB values.
Digital Color Meter For Mac Users
If you are a Mac user then you can use the in-built tool to choose any color from anywhere on your screen and then get its values. You can even copy colors on your screen as a text or image.