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