Colors, indeed is the only medium that make the world look beautiful and its colors that inspire creativity – including web designers, who have been making the best use of this medium to induce aestheticism into their web design. Here we have consolidated a collection of the Top 20 color tools in web design.
Color Background Generators
Background in any web design, whether viewed on a desktop or mobile phone plays a significant role as it directly affects our viewing experience. You can achieve enthralling background easily with the following color background generator tools that will help you create patterns, tartan, stripes and gradients straightaway.
This is one of the best fully-automated background creator tools available that just required you to pick your color and pattern to create your own custom-made unique background.
Here you can add your own colors to contemporary and retro pattern designs, besides browsing from thousands of pre-colored patterns in the seamless pattern background library. Moreover, you can use every artwork available on the website for your web and graphic design projects, profile, portfolios or personal artwork for free.
Download the tile and experiment to unleash your personal style with this color tool. You can also use it directly in your CSS file or as pattern in Photoshop.
This is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs. Not only does it help you choose the size of the stripes and the spacing between those, you can even add color gradient effect for all of your stripes with this tool.
This free pattern creator can transform your images into stunning designs. Moreover, you can create unique background patterns, textile patterns, etc. with Repper; besides designing for your personal webpage, social profiles, business cards and posters.
Colour Palette Generators
These color palette generator tools offers designers a finite set of colors for the management of digital images or a graphical element for choosing from a limited set of choices to mix and match their desired outcome.
This is a great resource for web designers who monitor and inspire color trends. Get this comprehensive tool to check out a range of colors, compare color palettes and patterns or read color related articles and interviews.
This color tool is a web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. The best part about this color tool is that no matter what you are creating, Kuler allows you to experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
This is a free online color toolbox that allows professionals and color enthusiasts to design and work with color palettes.
This little, well-designed web application is mainly a random color generator that is intended to help designers get rid of any designer’s creative block.
This popular color tool (from the house of Colourlovers) is an advanced color palette tool with which you can create the perfect color schemes and themes. Besides a scratch pad to save colors you’re working with, it comes with a photo tool to extract colors and an advanced color picker and color theory wheel to give you tons of color inspiration.
This color tool has been designed after exploring the conventional methods of choosing colors on computers that are limited to obscure sliders and flattened 2D viewers by making colors in 3D. This are however, done in real time and in a way that matches how our minds process color.
This wonderful color tool allows you to choose a color palette, besides letting you search for millions of creative images so as to produce a collection of images in your selected palette. With this tool you can also upload your own images to the site, which will help you put together a palette to apply to the rest of your site so that you have a consistent design.
You can call this an advanced imagery discovery tool that enables users to search images by color, rather than keyword descriptions; thereby, catering to the visual minds of designers. Moreover, it collects images of the same color palette (in real time) as the searcher moves the color slider to different shades and provides an interactive means of inspiration.
This program helps you create customizable color schemes based on different angles and combinations on the color wheel. Besides that the ensuing schemes offer several variations in hue to choose from, and you can easily transfer the accurate colors to your design from each Pantone number provided.
This is an extremely helpful universal color matching system with which you can have access to Pantone swatches and their corresponding numbers irrespective of anywhere you are. The USP of this color tool is that this mobile app will make you accessible to 13,000 Pantone colors, thus ensuring that your chosen colors will translate to your design appropriately.
This one of the hottest all-in-one color solution is the industry that delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for photo and design digital work flows.
This handy app from paint company, Benjamin Moore helps you create color palettes. All you have to do is simply upload photographs you love and pull together unusual palettes based on the photos. This tool is an asset when you’re redoing your house.
This free app (now available for iPhone) is a color game. So, in case you need a break from thinking of colors that match well, download this mobile game where you solve jigsaw puzzles with color and light.
This simple web tool is perfect if you are looking for some plain old palette inspiration. So, all you have to do is click mix, and see your color palette appear. And if you want some more, just press ‘mix’ again and a new palette will show up.
Make color schemes. 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.
Which is your favorite color tool for web design from aesthetics as well as usability point of view? We’d like to hear from you.