12 Color Palette Tools to Help Develop Your Brand

color-wheelColor surrounds us, from the moment we open our eyes in the morning and look out our window, to the moment we close them at night.

Color is inescapable, so inescapable that many decisions are made daily based on it. Your emotional, physical and psychological state play a factor in how you interact with that color.

Harnessing the power of color and using it to shape marketing strategies is a powerful way to add impact and relevance to your brand.

To help select the best color palette, I have gathered a few of my favorite sites that can help in creating the color scheme for your website.

  1. 1. https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/
    With Adobe Color CC you can design with a unified color scheme. Both a web-based tool and a free app, Adobe Color CC allows you to explore and create infinite color schemes. You can use photos on your mobile device to generate unique color schemes. Using the colors in your photos, Adobe Color CC translates color inspiration you find in your everyday life into RGB and Hex values that you can save and use on your computer immediately, or at a later time.
  2. 2. http://0to255.com/
    0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color. Perfect for hovers, borders, gradients, and more.
  3. 3. http://colrd.com/
    Yet another option to create your color palette: ColRD – Create and share color inspiration with the world.
  4. 4. http://coolors.co/
    “The super fast color palette generator for coll designer!” You can create color paletts for HSB, RGB, CMYK, and PMS. You can even select the BROWSER link and view paletts already created.
  5. 5. http://www.colorschemedesigner.com/
    The Color Scheme Designer is a designer tool for creating color combinations that work together well.
  6. 6. http://www.colourlovers.com/
    COLOUR lovers 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.
  7. 7. http://www.design-seeds.com/
    Design Seeds is great for picking pastels and “fresh hues” Worth checking out just to see the color selections.
  8. 8. http://www.imagecolorpicker.com/
    With Image Color Picker, you can select the url of a picture or upload your own image. Use this online image color picker to select a color and get the html Color Code of this pixel. Also you get the HEX value, RGB value and HSV value.
  9. 9. http://color.hailpixel.com/
    Cool tool. Scroll around the page o get a hexidecimal number. Click the page and you can get the RGB color as well.
  10. 10. http://www.materialpalette.com/
    Great tool to create your color palette for your next project. Select two colors and Material Palette will give you a dark primary, accent and text colors.
  11. 11. http://www.palettable.io/6F5EAB
    Palettable makes it super easy to create color palettes using keyboard shortcuts. Load the page and see a random color. Dislike it to get a new color, or like it to get an additional coordinating color. Repeat until you have a full palette you love. (You can also adjust the colors manually.)
  12. 12. http://www.pictaculous.com/
    Ever wonder what colors to use with an image? Upload your image and get a color palette.

This is by no means a complete list of tools available to assist you in process of choosing the right color scheme. It is some of the tools that I like. Do you have a favorite tool you like to use?

You might also enjoy:

  1. Pinterest color palettes, for more inspiration
  2. Color schemes and the role they play in your brand
  3. How does color affect your brand?
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Color Palette Tools to Help Develop Your Brand
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Color Palette Tools to Help Develop Your Brand
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Your brand's color palette can determine the success of your efforts. To help make the correct choices, I have gathered a few of my favorite sites.
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Clark Media, Inc.
About the Author: Rick Clark (62 Posts)

Rick founded Rick' Creative Designs, an innovative digital design printshop, when those around him were still using linotype machines. He earned his degree as an Internet Professional, enhancing his repertoire as a "Creative Specialist." Today, he runs Clark Media, Inc. where he brings his creativity and experience to the forefront in web, print, social and mobile media.


About the Author: Rick Clark

Rick founded Rick' Creative Designs, an innovative digital design printshop, when those around him were still using linotype machines. He earned his degree as an Internet Professional, enhancing his repertoire as a "Creative Specialist." Today, he runs Clark Media, Inc. where he brings his creativity and experience to the forefront in web, print, social and mobile media.