Color Tools

by on September 1, 2012 · 1 comment

Color Scheme Designer 3 | WordPress Website Design ToolsWhen designing a website choosing colors can take forever (at least for me). I find the process of combining colors a bit addictive, how about you?

I use a variety of color generators or color scheme selectors, there are a bunch out there, with varying degrees of user friendliness.  Here are a few tools which may be a bit off the beaten track.

Color Scheme Designer

  • I know, everyone’s favorite, (I couldn’t do a post on color scheme tools without a mention though).

Color Combo Tester

  • Extensive library of existing color schemes
  • Allows you to test color schemes
  • Or input a url and you will get a complete list of colors used on a particular site in the Grab Colors section
  • I like this site because it displays the colors in a tight format with the hex code, easy for me as I need the color #’s and easy for a client who likes to see colors side by side.

Color Combinations Tester | WordPress Design | SmallBiz Websites


  • Allows you to search Pantone colors and then I use a tool such as Color Cop or Color Picker (eye dropper add ons for Firefox) to give me a hex code.

  • You can put in a generic term (pink) and see all sorts of pink options and the paint strip that goes along with it – this is helpful for seeing shades of specific colors.
  • This site is not helpful for color combos, it is good for narrowing your choice of color – I use it sometimes as a starting point.  Or If I see a shade of paint from a company such as Behr.

  • Beware, this one is really fun.  You can use the sliders to get an exact shade of color and save the colors to generate a beautiful color strip which you can share with clients.

ColRD Palette Creator | WordPress Design Ideas

Do you have a favorite?  What didn’t I list that I should have?


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Lara Jade September 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

Blogging is the effective way to promoting business through online. so there are many platform to promote product or services through online blogging like, wordpress, blogger, weebly etc. so whats your best one that you are using regularly to promoting you business?

I’m asking this question because I would like to use best one for my business.


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