Love Colour? Love These.

Colour Lovers

Colour*. One of those difficult subjects – especially if you’re in design. Web pages, posters, magazines. You need to be good at choosing and using colours if you want to work in design. As you know. So we’ve put together our selection of the best sites on the web that are devoted to colour. We hope this will shine a little light on the subject for you.

COLOURlovers

One of our favourite sites on colour, with a growing number of users [or “lovers”] which can only bring more expertise to a community passionate about the topic. Users can submit and rate colour palettes, making it easier to choose a colour scheme that works. Advanced options like the trends in the use of colours in magazines and web sites, and a brilliant search means the site is gaining a strong reputation with professionals.

COLOURlovers

4096 Color Wheel

A very helpful little colour wheel that is amazingly easy to use: just hover over the whell, and 3 of the nearest colours to your cursor will be displayed, along with their hex codes and similar colours. Brilliant.

4096 Color Wheel

Color Scheme Generator

This tool is based on a colour wheel, which generates monochromatic, contrast, triad, tetrad, and analogic color schemes. Basically it is really good at helping to pick colour schemes that work together.

Color Scheme Generator

The Color Database

A very handy and strong colour picking tool that has stood the test of time with plenty of designers.

The Color Database

Daily Color Scheme

A handy new colour palette for every day of the week. Usually inspired by a respectable designer.

Daily Color Scheme

Kuler

This is from the big guys: Adobe. If they have a site for colour, it must be important. In fact, it is one of the best sites there is. Entirely made in Flash, the interface is absolutely fantastic. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.

Kuler

Color Blender

A cool little tool that matches real life colours to their digital equivalents, and generates a palette of complimentary colours.

Color Blender

*Color or Colour, depending on where you live.

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