25 Free Color Tools, Apps and Palette Generators

The marvelous thing about color within design is you have the choice from an infinite number of possibilities and combinations. On the flip side of that, having infinite color possibilities makes it very difficult to lock down on the perfect color scheme or palette for your project. This is were the post will hopefully help you.

In this post we have collected 25 completely free tools, apps and generators to help you find, manage, and create beautiful and, hopefully, perfect color schemes.

Color Scheme Designer

Color Scheme Designer
Color Scheme Designer is very simple to use app that offers you a complete report on how to use any given color (in various combinations as monochromatic, complementary, triadic, analogous, tetradic). One of its interesting features is the “vision simulation”, which offers you the option to view the color scheme through the eyes of someone with impaired vision or with an optical disorder.

Touchan

Touchan
This application is accompanied by a short video tutorial which will allow you to fully utilize all of its features. Its very simple to use: upload an image that contains interesting nuances and Touchan will find out the hexadecimal value and create a color palette for you. It also has an color deficiency viewer.

Kuler

Kuler
Kuler has been built by Adobe, and that is plenty prove its high quality. You can find infinite numbers of color themes created by previous users and you can experiment with any color combination that your mind could possibly ever imagine.

Colorotate

Colorotate
Colorotate, with its effective 3D effects, is a beautifully designed app. Its functionalities do not differ too much from any of the previous apps we have mentioned, but its idea is fabulous: A normal user can vary the hues and tints with an interactive 3D pyramid, which is pretty cool; much more you can blend two colors simultaneously.

Color Munki

Color Munki
“The world is your palette”, is the tagline of this tool which has two variants: one for photographs and one for designers.

Colorsuckr

Colorsuckr
ColorSuckr is awesome! You can create color schemes based on any image (you can also search Flickr) and it will select the 12 most common colors.

Colorspire

Colorspire
The color scheme, that you create with Colorspire, allows you to preview the color combinations in real time and view the results via an interactive web layout. Recommended for web designers.

ColorJack

ColorJack
This is a very basic application, which is what makes it great. It does exactly as it says on the tin: You can create your favorite color combinations and export it. Nice and simple.

Nettefect ColorMatch

Nettefect ColorMatch

Here are some similar ones that have almost the same options:

Color Explorer

Color Explorer

Ficml Color Wheel

Ficml Color Wheel

Infohound

Infohound

Pourpre

Pourpre

Colorschemer

Colorschemer

Colormixers

Colormixers

Slayeroffice

Slayeroffice

Dhtmlgoodies Color Schemer

Dhtmlgoodies Color Schemer

Colorblender

Colorblender

Copaso

Copaso

The Color Wizard

The Color Wizard

Color Palette Generator

Color Palette Generator

Color Hunter

Color Hunter

Colr

Colr

Pictaculous

Pictaculous

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Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.

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