Learn about some excellent color picker tools that will make working with color faster and more enjoyable. Color is an essential component of any design project, whether it be a website redesign, logo design, or brand identity definition.
Because it is serious, color is taken seriously by designers. Your website’s color scheme will affect how users feel as well as what users with different types of color blindness can see. Choose accordingly.
We adore color and are fixated on photos and profiles with distinctive, eye-catching aesthetics. We have a clever creative tip for you if you’re unsure of how to begin creating a unique color palette. Making a color palette from a favorite image is the quickest way to give all of your photos a consistent aesthetic.
Do you want to design a color scheme for yourself? We’ll explain how to choose colors from an image to make a unique color palette in this article.
We have a wide range of color pickers and tools at our disposal to assist us with the crucial task of color selection. To learn what color tools and apps designers use, we got in touch with dozens of them (including those at the Webflow office). Look at this!
12 top tools and color pickers for designers
Color pickers are among the most widely used tools by designers because they let us quickly capture and reuse the colors we see on our screens.
1. ColorPick Eyedropper Chrome extension
The ColorPick Eyedropper is an excellent Chrome extension that allows you to quickly determine the Hex color code of any UI element you hover your mouse over. When browsing the web, it’s great for having quick access to colors that inspire you.
You can use ColorPick to discover the Hex color code of any element.
2. ColorSnapper 2
Get the precise shade you want and save it using ColorSnapper 2’s magnifier.
Among the many available options, ColorSnapper consistently ranks as our designers’ favorite color picker, and for good reason.
With this well-known Mac application, you can quickly select colors for anything you see, whether it’s online or offline.
ColorSnapper saves the color you’ve chosen in the color panel so you can use it later. Do you urgently need to copy the color? ColorSnapper will automatically copy the stored color to your clipboard when you simply click on it.
3. Webflow Chrome Extension
Naturally, we’d be remiss if we failed to mention our own Webflow Chrome Extension, which activates an in-Webflow color picker to make it simple for web designers to select colors from their own project. With no need to leave the app, it is incredibly easy to extract the right color from a logo, hero photo, or illustration. Once you’ve selected the color, you can quickly and easily save it as a global swatch to reuse it throughout your website.
4. Color scheme and palette generators
A great way to view your entire color palette at once is with palette generators. You can use this to determine your potential primary and secondary colors as well as how they work together.
Choosing the colors themselves can be challenging, but thankfully there are tools to make it easier!
4. Happy Hues
Happy Hues, a Webflow-only project created by none other than Mackenzie Child, provides you with a variety of color palettes for inspiration and real-world examples of how those colors could be used in high-quality designs.
Happy Hues is a fantastic tool for teaching yourself about color theory and for finding the colors that work best for your designs, enabling you to produce excellent user interfaces and experiences.
The swatch generator for color is almost as simple to use as the name of the color, which we are still trying to figure out. So feel free to give it a try! You can use this generator directly in your browser.
It’s simple to select and customize your palette with Coolors.
Coolors is another well-known manufacturer of palettes. Any color can be chosen, and a suitable color scheme can be made for any design project based on the color you have chosen.
You can export, store, and reuse your palette using Coolors’ Color (hence the extra o). Utilize the palette in programs like Adobe. You can review and edit your colors using the Coolors mobile app from any location.
LOLColors is merely a collection of carefully chosen color schemes. The website makes it very simple to “favorite” a particular palette and to see which ones are the most popular based on user votes. We thought the palettes themselves were very well put together, even though it doesn’t offer as much volume as some of the others on this list.
8. Brandmark’s Color Wheel
Logos, illustrations, wireframes, and other works of graphical art are automatically colored using AI in Brandmark’s Color Wheel. You can quickly generate color palettes by uploading your design. We adore this instrument as a source of creativity as well. You will be presented with thousands of distinct color options when you upload a flat design.
9. Color inspiration
Designers can now fully take advantage of colorful gradients on the web without worrying about producing large images or writing complicated code thanks to advancements in HTML & CSS. The only issue at this point is attempting to limit your options!
Our top choices for assisting you in choosing a color scheme are the next four tools.
9. CSS Gradient
Simple website CSS Gradient features some stunning gradient color combinations. You can easily duplicate any color you choose in your own designs because the website includes the RGB and hexadecimal values for each one.
10. Adobe Capture CC
What better place to find color inspiration than in our immediate surroundings? Although there are many tools in Adobe’s Color ecosystem (including a swatch maker), I find that I use their iOS app, Adobe Capture CC, the most.
The app only requires that you take a picture to automatically create a palette using the colors in the image. Then, you can save these hues for use elsewhere or in a Photoshop project.
In order to generate color palettes from scratch or based on your input, Colormind uses deep learning.
One of the most intelligent color palette generators available, Colormind can learn color styles from images, movies, or other media that you may use as inspiration. Color me impressed.
Colorable, created by Jxnblk, makes it simple for web and print designers to experiment with various color schemes using their hex codes. You can easily tweak RGB and HSV values to achieve the perfect colors. The website is very simple to use; all you have to do is add the hex values for two colors, and the system will rate the combination according to the WCAG accessibility standards. Users who are color blind or visually impaired can still read the design with those two colors thanks to this rating.
This website is one of our current favorites because it prioritizes accessibility in all of its suggestions.
These are only a few of the color tools we regularly use; on Twitter or Facebook, let us know which ones you prefer.
What Are Some Ideas for Color Palettes?
Making your own color combinations and creating custom color palettes are both incredibly flexible. How do you decide then? You can begin by choosing colors from a picture you like, getting ideas from nature, or browsing your social media feed to see what color schemes catch your attention. Check out the color palette inspiration listed below to get your editing going.
Pastels: Our favorite hues are #FFAEBC, #A0E7E5, #B4F8C8, and #FBE7C6.