Struggling to Put Life into Your Designs? Choose from the ten Best Colour Tools for Web Designers in this article.
Has anyone told you that your superbly-crafted web designs fail to make the desired impact due to ambiguity in COLOURS? If yes, then you really need to buckle up and make the right decisions while choosing your colour schemes. Remember, creating a colour scheme (although a time consuming task for a web designer) is key to good design.
Beginners in web design have a tough time mastering the art of creating a colour scheme as they after picking out a colour palette for their designs have to remember all kinds of code values, and then convert from HEX to RGBA.
But, we can make your task seamless and simple. We present a collection of 10 of the best colour tools which will speed up your web design process and help you choose and convert your colour selections seamlessly.
Top 10 Free Color Tools For Web Design
1. Color Scheme Designer
Color Scheme Designer is a basic online colour tool that helps generate colour schemes and palettes for creating stunning, well-composed and harmonic web pages. Besides offering a range of standard mathematical scheme methods like mono, triad, tetrad and analogic; this colour tool also provides some interesting ways of generating colour themes. It allows you to choose from the scheme brightness or saturation, and contrast instead of choosing the specific colours that make up the scheme.
Sphere is a prominent color theory visualizer tool from Mudcu.be. It is easy to use and gives you a pleasant and simple interface to pick out hues and tints on the colour wheel. So, get going and pick out your preferred style of palette to make your colour selections to coordinating values.
Pictaculous colour tool from the makers of MailChimp allows you to pick out colours from an uploaded image. This intelligent tool after allowing you to upload an image, generates a colour scheme from the colours within. So if you are looking for a certain style, emotion or atmosphere from your colour palette, then this colour tool is an excellent option.
4. Color Calculator
Color Calculator is a free Flash-based tool that allows you to choose a color scheme based on the principles of color harmony such as analogous, complementary, or monochromatic. It is also a popular tool for exploring color combinations and exporting your results as HTML, RGB, or CMYK values. This colour tool is relatively easy to use.
5. Color Hunter
Color Hunter is a smart colour tool that allows you to create and find color palettes from photographs. This colour generation tool not only offers a nice range of palettes to choose from, but also swiftly grabs a colour palette from images uploaded, by searching for an appropriate tag, or by HEX reference.
6. Pretty IP
Pretty IP from the house of design agency- Strange, creates a unique palette of complementary colours based on the numbers in your IP (Internet Protocol) address. So, once you’ve tried it out on your home and office computers, and want to have some fun â just give the tool a twirl every time you are connected to a new IP address. You will be amazed to get a flurry of colour palette inspiration every time you do so.
Designspiration is one of the popular colour tools used by web designers that allow you to select up to five hues from a full-page palette. Not only does it give you the opportunity to actually see what colors you are looking at, but also helps you generate a display of all the images in its database within that colour blend. The hex numbers are also displayed prominently, which makes them conspicuous to be clicked individually. You can also save the images to your collections on the site.
8. Color Explorer
Color Explorer is one of the most in-depth tools available on the web, offering a wide range of tools to design, customize and analyse your colour palettes.
COLORlovers site allows you to create your own palette from a URL you are inspired by, join groups inspired by colors and the latest color trends, while letting you contribute your own content besides voting on others.
ColoRotate offers great functionality with a nice 3D visualisation of the colour wheels, and the capability to generate more than five colours in a single scheme. Moreover, it can be integrated directly into some Creative Suite applications while posing a nice substitute to Adobe’s own offering.
Which is your favourite colour tool for web design?
September 9, 2013 at 11:31 am
Thank you for such detailed review of tools – Color Schemem and Pictalulous are certinaly a must-have for all professional designers and even those just interested in digital images and design
September 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Thank you for sharing.. I agree with Victoria Color Schemem and Pictalulous are very useful tools..
September 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
This is really interesting. Very useful post. Thank you for sharing these ideas.
September 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm
Great collection!!! Bookmarked!! I will be checking back with your site to see what other great articles you have written!
September 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Some really useful tools there which I hadnt heard of before.
Personally I use the Color Combos site.
Will give these others a try.
October 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Color plays a vital role in web design. Therefor, it is important for web designers to use the right color tools.