Looking for a list of tools and if you have time why you like them. Comparisons of tools would be really great. If all goes well, eventually, this could be a wiki we can point others too.

I use few tools.

ColorSchemer Studio 2 (currently $49.99 US). I like this for the ability to save my selections.

Color Schemer Online v2

Color Scheme Designer online tool

4 answers

Magix 291

There are a ton of colour-scheming tools, both online and offline. Here is a compiled list of them, but depending on your needs, some might be better for you than other ones. There is a screenshot that leads to the website with more information.

Here's a link to the blog post : http://tutorialblog.org/30-color-scheme-tools-websites-for-designers/

Answered almost 10 years ago by Magix
  • This looks like it was ripped off from here: http://tutorialblog.org/30-color-scheme-tools-websites-for-designers/ Not fair. Tony Crockford almost 10 years ago

For windows I liked Color Impact a lot, the site has good color scheme information resources too, but now I'm on OSX I use:

Color Schemer Studio

and as a plug-in for OSX color picker I like:


which links with Kuler

and this:


which turns the color picker into a color schemer

Answered almost 10 years ago by Tony Crockford

Before jumping into tools for colour schemes, your first thing to learn is colour theory in general. Learn why and how colours work. There are plenty of resources on the web. Start with wikipedia and go from there. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory?wasRedirected=true kuler.adobe.com is a good resource

Answered almost 10 years ago by Ara Garabedian
orta 244

I find this an essential tool, it adds hex to the colour picker by apple. Meaning you have no reason to use Adobe's crippled one in Photoshop: http://wafflesoftware.net/hexpicker/

Answered almost 10 years ago by orta