12 Best Tools for Playing Around with Color

The choice of what colors to use can be a tough one to make, whether it be choosing colors for a new logo or creating a theme for a product catalog. Companies often choose their colors in order to influence their customers in one way or another. In an article by Karen Haller, color and design specialist and blogger, the reasoning behind many fast food restaurants using the colors red and yellow is due to the fact that it causes hunger and the need to leave a restaurant as soon as possible to make room for other customers. (branding – why red & yellow is used by the fast food industry)
Muzli, a trendy site helping to inspire designers, provides a list of 12 sites used to play with colors. Our personal favorite of these is 5. BrandColors, which showcases which colors the largest brands use as for their brand architecture and color scheme.
Be mindful of the color you choose to represent your brand. We hope these tools are as helpful to you as they are to us.
Happy color shopping!

1. Color

Color picker for data driven design.

2. Color — Method of Action

A color matching game

3. Color Hunt

Curated collection of beautiful colors, updated daily.

4. Colorful gradients

Gradients automatically created by a computer. 48 times daily.

5. BrandColors

Official color codes for the world’s biggest brands.

6. Coolors

Generate infinite color palettes for your designs and share, export or save it in your profile.

7. Color Hex Color Codes

Color hex is a easy to use tool to get the color codes information including color models (RGB,HSL,HSV and CMYK), css and html color codes.

8. Material Palette

Material Design Color Palette Generator

9. colourcode — find your colour scheme

colourco.de is an online designer tool, which allows you to easily and intuitively combine colours.

10 . Adobe Color CC

Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Color community.

11. Sip

The best way to collect, organize & share your colors.

12. COLOURlovers

COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles… All in the spirit of love

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