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Dash of Inspiration: Tools to Help Choose Color Palettes

March 24, 2014
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A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Tools to Help Choose Color Palettes

A Dash of Inspiration: Tools to Help Choose Color Palettes

Whether choosing colors for a design or for your storefront, here are some cool color wheel tools which will not only help, but may even make the process fun! Great thing is in most cases they give you the hex number so you can plug those numbers into Photoshop, Illustrator, Elements, etc. and have an accurate color match.  You can also save the screen shot of the palette you made (as I did in the examples below) and bring those into your image software, then use the color picker to get the hex number.

The Color Wizard

The color wizard lets you submit your own base color, and then returns a coordinating palette for the one you selected. It offers a set of hue, saturation and tint/shade variations of your color, as well as suggests color schemes to you, based on your color’s complementary color, split complementary colors, analogous colors and other variations … read more and play with it here:

http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp

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Adobe Kuler

You will need an Adobe account to use this next one, but it’s a free account with other benefits. Nice for getting shades and complimentary colors to your base color.

https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

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PHOTOCOPA by our friends at Colour Lovers

Do you love those color palettes inspired by a photo? Here’s where you can make your own!

http://www.colourlovers.com/photocopa

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So, until next week … Learn … Create … Inspire!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2014 3:08 pm

    Thank you, thank you! I had these sites bookmarked, but when my computer crashed I lost the list and couldn’t find them again.

  2. March 24, 2014 10:45 pm

    Thank-you! I really needed this!

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