Color scheme toolsMay 10, 2009
My good friend Char ‘tweeted’ about this site the other week: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/10/09/color-me-crazy-10-best-online-color-tools/.
It lists the author’s 10 favorite color tool websites, which are great for designers of all types (web designers, graphic designers, interior designers, fabric and craft designers, etc.).
I knew of some of them already, as well as some of those listed in the comments. But several were new to me.
Here are some other color tool websites that I’ve used and recommend:
- http://www.snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html (dynamically see how text and background colors look together)
- http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/ (enter a URL and get this site to display swatches of the colors used on the page)
- http://colorblender.com/ (move the sliders to get matching colors and palettes)
- http://www.easyrgb.com/index.php?X=CALC (convert from one color data standard to another)
- http://www.joedolson.com/color-contrast-compare.php (compare two hexadecimal colors to check whether the contrast between them satisfies the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG], versions 1 and 2)
[Links last checked and updated July 2011]