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23 Resources for the Color Schemes of Your Dreams

Good color schemes delight and spark the imagination. Like music, it sets a mood and leaves a lingering first impression on your readers and followers. Here is a list of online color scheme tools and generators for you to find the best color scheme for you and your business. Explore them all because some have features you need but not every feature while others can fill in those needs.

I hope you enjoy this list and find it useful. It is not an exhaustive list, so if you have a favorite online tool that does not appear on this list, please submit for approval to be added to this list.

Submissions are moderated so don't be disappointed if it doesn't appear for a few days. Your submissions are appreciated and bring this list to life.

Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler | Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.

BrandColors

BrandColors | Official color codes for the world's biggest brands.

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colordb

colordb

colordb | This is a color database. Easily find any color or combinations.

Color Explorer

ColorExplorer offers free tools for working with digital colors. With ColorExplorer you can quickly and easily create, manage and evaluate color palettes for use in graphic design, web designs, layouts, and much more.

color.hailpixel

color.hailpixel.com | Swatch you doing? Color picker for data driven design.

Color Hunter

Color Hunter | Color palettes made from images. Simply add your photo and you get your palette generated just for you.

ColorKit

ColorKit | Manage your colors like never before! ColorKit is a productivity tool for color management. You can easily collect colors into projects, and link them with a layer with single click. Forget about Photoshop's swatches and let the adventure begin!

ColorMunki

ColorMunki is the industry's hottest all-in-one color solution that delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for photo and design digital workflows.

Color Palette Generator

Color Palette Generator | Color schemes from any image. Simply add your photo and you get your palette generated just for you.

ColorSchemer

ColorSchemer | A great online color scheme generator. Generate matching color schemes like never before!

ColorSchemer

ColorSchemer | Instant Color Schemes. Build dazzling color schemes with software from ColorSchemer

Colorspire

Colorspire | Create color schemes and test color combinations. The first step in designing your own color scheme is to choose a base color. The base color could be one of your favorite colors, a color depending on environmental conditions, a color that helps to convey the appropriate mood, or a color following trends.

COLOURlovers

COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles. All in the spirit of love.

colr.org

colr.org has been around since March 2005. It has two purposes:
1) It's a tool to let people fiddle around with colors.
2) It's a jungle gym for software ideas.

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Coolors

Coolors

Coolors | The super fast color schemes generator! Generate infinite color palettes for your designs and share, export or save it in your profile.

dhtmlgoodies

dhtmlgoodies | A library of DHTML(dynamic HTML) and AJAX scripts. Find matching colors for your web page.

Elvan Online

Elvan Online | Young Smart Software online color picker and color scheme generator.

flatuicolorpicker

Flatuicolorpicker | Best Flat Colors For UI Design. A project digging the Flat Color Picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs.

Instant Color Schemes

Instant Color Schemes | Let Yahoo pick your color scheme! The following color schemes were generated by analyzing images in the Yahoo Image API. Hope you find them useful!

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Kolur

Kolur

Kolur | A simple, enjoyable way to browse color palettes. Designs displayed in our gallery go beyond the generic 3 colored dots, and attempt to portray the possibilities in palettes.

LRV Guru

LRV Guru™ is integrated with Variable, Inc. Node+Chroma, a hand-held colorimeter.

The LRV Guru app assists with calculating color contrast ratios. It does the math for you. Scan samples with a NODE+Chroma or enter manufacturer LRV data.

LRV is an acronym that stands for Light Reflectance Value. LRV is a measurement that tells you how much light a color reflects and conversely how much it absorbs. LRV runs on a scale from 0% black to 100% white.

Material Palette

Material Palette | Material Design Color Palette Generator. Choose your favorite colors and get your Material Design palette generated and downloadable.

TinEye Labs - Multicolr Search Lab

TinEye is a reverse image search engine built by Idée. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.