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