16th May 2019

Let’s talk about colors

By Novonto Agency

I hear a lot of people talk about colors and how hard they find to choose the right colors for their design projects. Color can be intimidating if you don’t know where to start that’s why we going to talk about colors, how to choose a color and what tools you can use.

Trouble with color? Maybe this will help you

Adobe Color

You don’t need any Adobe subscriptions to use this tool, just go to their website and start playing with some colors. Adobe’s color tool is a really great place to start your search for a color palette.

You can start creating a color palette by playing with the colors or uploading an image to extract colors from an image file. The greatest tool Adobe provides is the explore page that includes many ready to use color palettes, You can even use the search function to find different kinds of palettes. Just give it a try:

Adobe Color

Coolers

Coolers is a super fun to use color scheme generator that even comes with an IOS app. It shares some of the functions from Adobe, but it has this neat generator feature that is addicting to play with.

It kind a reminds you of a slot machine, you can keep hitting the space bar to generate colors and if you like one color you can lock it and keep generating colors for the unlocked ones.

Coolors

Swiss style color picker

This is a hidden gem, the Swiss Style Color Picker is a collection of color schemes inspired by famous Swiss graphic design.

The combinations are super unique and they change refresh the page.

Swiss Colors

Material Color Tool

This is a fantastic tool if you are working with color in apps or for websites. It will prompt you to pick a color and then give you a preview of what it looks like in context.

On top of that, if you click the Accessibility tab, you can preview how it works with type and make sure it’s nice and legible.

Material Color Tool

Gamut Mask Tool

This is kind of a wild card I decided to include. It’s aimed at painters, but it’s an interesting tool for finding color harmonies and getting a sense of the color theory behind them.

Gamut Mask tool