Take advantage of these color tools to give the perfect finish to all your projects
In all branches of design and the arts, color is one of the key elements for the end result to be consistent and pleasing to the eye.
Two components that you should also take into account when choosing your color palette are contrast and harmony, which will make all the colors integrate into your chromatic proposal.
That is why Leire and Eduardo (@leireyeduardo), graphic design experts and color lovers, share with you 10 free websites that will help you complete your chromatic proposal, all of them focused on contrast and harmony.
This tool, designed for both artists and designers, is an open and free platform where you will find thousands of handmade color palettes. Also, you can download a Google Chrome extension.
This site examines the color palettes of some of the most famous works in the global history of painting. You can search by author and get inspiration straight from the masters.
Choose two extreme colors, and see how they combine with others in linear or radial gradients. Experiment with different types of harmonies for your projects.
Choose two colors and get the combination of up to eight harmonic colors that match them. It also suggests how you could use each of the colors to give accents, or which ones you could apply more predominantly.
If you are looking for the more traditional creation of palettes attending to the principles of color theory, in this site you will get harmonic palettes with monochromatic views, adjacent, triads, tetrads and free association.
Among other services, at Canva you will find a harmonic palette generator. You can also enter keywords, upload an image, and other ways to find your perfect color palette.
This tool helps you create palettes under the principle of harmony. You can check the intensity of the colors to obtain results that best suit your project.
This free tool helps you select color palettes based on basic principles of color theory. Search for complementary colors, compounds, triads, and more. Save your favorite palettes for later use, or check out libraries of popular palettes.
If your project requires contrast, for example, to know if the font color is legible against the background, in this tool you can conduct your experiments. This site with a technical focus allows you to choose the size of your text for testing purposes.
This site with a playful interface allows you to select the colors when you move the mouse over the screen, as well as to choose their luminosity and saturation. You can also search for harmonies and contrasts, and save your experiments.
If you want to learn more about the communication resources of color to apply in your design projects, sign up for the course by Leire and Eduardo, Color Applied to Graphic Design.
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- 5 Free Resources to Create Color Palettes.