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 endless color possibilities makes it difficult to lock down the perfect color scheme or palette for your project.

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

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.

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.

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.

Nettefect ColorMatch

Nettefect ColorMatch

Color Explorer

Color Explorer

Ficml Color Wheel

Ficml Color Wheel

Infohound

Infohound

Pourpre

Pourpre

Colorschemer

Colorschemer

Slayeroffice

Slayeroffice

Dhtmlgoodies Color Schemer

Dhtmlgoodies Color Schemer

Colorblender

Colorblender

Copaso

Copaso

The Color Wizard

The Color Wizard

Color Hunter

Color Hunter

Colr

Colr

Pictaculous

Pictaculous

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  • 1 in 20 males suffer from colour blindness, its important to consider this topic in Web Design

  • Thank you for review :) I have published Pictoria – Color Palettes tool for mobile devices. Take a look at it and have fun :) http://pictoria.pro/