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Top 35 of Best Color Tools for Web Designers and Developers

December 14th, 2011 - Filed under Web Design

Color palette plays a very important role in the success of any design. To design a beautiful and outstanding website or blog, you’ll need to choose color palette effectively by using right color in the right place. Does it sound difficult to you? Don’t worry here we are sharing a comprehensive list of 35 best color tools to help you out! These tools will not only help you choose the most appropriate color palette for your web design but also find the right alternatives to match the core color of your site.

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Bookmark the post if you are really serious about web design. You’re always welcomed to drop us a comment especially if you know of any useful color tools we’ve missed!
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Adobe Kuler
Adobe Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. Whether creating websites, interior designs, scrapbooks, fabric patterns, graphic identities, or any other visual, you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
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Accessibility Color Wheel
Accessibility Color Wheel lets you choose color combinations to improve the readability of your pages.
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ColorZilla
ColorZilla allows getting a color reading from any point in the browser, quickly adjusting this color and pasting it into another program, such as Photoshop.
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Colour Lovers
Colour Lovers lets you browse over 1 million of user-created color palettes to inspire your ideas. You can get the latest palettes RSS feed or use their color palette maker to create and share your favorite color combinations.
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Color Blender – Meyerweb.com
Takes two user-defined valid colors and creates a palette using a set number of points between the colors.
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Colors Palette Generator
With Colors Palette Generator you can upload an image to generate a color palette based on the image’s primary colors. It’s useful for quickly grabbing a particular color within an image for inspiration.
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Color Combinations and Color Schemes
A tool for web developers to test website color combinations, along with a library of pre-selected combinations.
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Color Scheme Designer
This website helps you pick color schemes. You pick your main color and then you can determine other colors you’d like to use, like compliments or triads. It also gives you examples of real world applications.
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Color Schemer Online
ColorSchemer is an online color scheme generator. You can also download the software (both Windows and Mac versions) to your computer.
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Colour Contrast Check
The Colour Contrast Check Tool allows to specify a foreground and a background colour and determine if they provide enough of a contrast “when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen”.
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Color schemer – DHTMLgoodies
Color schemer lets you find matching colors for your web page.
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Color Palette Generator – DeGraeve.com
This tool lets you make color schemes. Simply enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image. This is useful for coming up with a website color scheme that matches a stock photo a client wants to work with.
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Color Hunter
Color Hunter lets users to create and find color palettes made from images.
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Color conversion
This is a tool that will help you convert colors between RGB, CMYK and HSV color spaces.
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Colour Schemer Chooser
This colour schemer tool helps you choose colour schemes for monochromatic, analogic, complimentary, split complementary, triadic, and double contrast. It’s especially great for exploring color combinations easily and quickly.
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StripeGenerator
This tool allows you to generate seamless striped background images.
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Color Wheel
The color Wheel is an online application that lets you generate random color schemes.
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Color Wizard
The color wizard lets you submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected.
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Infohound Color Schemer
This color schemer is a simple tool to help you experiment with various color schemes for your next web or print project. Click around within the shaded box to set the saturation and brightness, or within the rainbow to set the hue. You can also enter a particular value directly into one of the boxes.
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Color Blender
Another free online tool for color palette design and color matching.
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Krazydad
Krazydad is a Experimental Colr Pickr.
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Colrd
With Colrd you can find myriad of popular colors, palettes, gradients, and patterns in their database.
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4096 Color Wheel
4096 Color Wheel is an easy tool, just hover over the wheel to view colors and select.
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ColorJack
Color Jack is a free online colour picker tool to assist you finding Analogous, Clash, Complimentary and four/five and size tone colours.
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Peter Piper’s Palette Picker
This is another useful online tool to get your color combination.
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Slayeroffice
This application is a simple tool for generating 10 shades of a given color.
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ColorExplorer
With ColorExplorer you can quickly and easily create, manage and evaluate color palettes for use in graphic design, web designs, layouts, and much more.
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ColoRotate
ColoRotate is a 3D tool for viewing and editing colors.
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CheckMyColours
It is a tool for checking foreground and background color combinations of all DOM elements and determining if they provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits.
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ColorMunki
ColorMunki is an all-in-one color solution that delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for photo and design digital workflows.
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Pictaculous
Pictaculous is a color palette generator (courtesy of MailChimp) that allows you to generate a color palette from PNG, JPG or GIF image/photo, receive color suggestions and download Photoshop swatches (.ACO).
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Colr.org
Colr.org is another tool to play with colors and color schemes.
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ColorSpire
ColorSpire lets you create color schemes and test color combinations.
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