Needless to say that color is the basic of basics in every kind of design. Choosing a color scheme for websites is one of the most important thing and not easy. Many criteria need to be gone through if you demand the perfect color combo. Gladly there are many tools out there can help designers to make the decision. Especially online tools, they’re easy and simple to use, no native app is required. Plus you can check out some of the preset color schemes uploaded by other users which is great.
Even this is an important decision, you definitely don’t want to have many tools that have basically the same function. Only the essential and great ones need to have your attention. I found the following color tools have almost all the functions and features you’ll need: choosing own color scheme, browsing preset colors, grab color from an image and send scheme to Adobe softwares. They have great interface and intuitive to use.
Kuler has the simplest interface but the most feature-rich color scheme picker. Besides choosing your own, you can view other users’ combinations as well. The stand-out function of Kuler is to directly import the scheme to Adobe environment. My favourite one.
The best community site to share and inspire color usage(Palettes, Patterns, Shapes).
A big library includes hundreds of thousands color combinations. You can also enter a website url to grab its color. Pretty handy.
Scheme Designer will give you a readily combined color scheme within seconds. Just a simple click, a number of adjustments if you wish, and you’re done.
Great interface and fun to use. You’ll love this site right after familiar with all the buttons and features.
Pictaculous enables you to upload an image and get the color usage.
If the image is online, Colour Grab will save you time by just entering the image link and directly get the color scheme.
Hope you like those great websites to pick color schemes. If you’re already a big fan of them, share with us your best experience when choosing colors, or any improvements could add to these tools.