The Best Online Colour Tools and Guides for Web Design

The following is a collection of colour resources that have been helpful in generating colour palettes and transition from print to web.

  1. Color Schemer Online
    A simple and easy guide to make a quick colour palette.


  2. COPASO by COLOURlovers
    An advanced colour palette tool to create colour schemes and themes. You can extract colours from an image, colour picker and use the colour wheel for more ideas.


  3. Kuler by Adobe
    A collection of colour palettes with the ability to share and download palettes from the community.


  4. Colorotate
    Browse colour palettes or create your own with the ability to adjust, mix and blend in a 3D format. Simple but fun.


  5. Color Explorer
    A formidable online tool for generating your own color palette. It features the following abilities: create a palette from an image, colour picker, colour libraries including W3C named colours, web and websafe colours, TOYO, RAL, TRUEMATCH and FOCALTONE, colour-matching with various algorithms and even an analysis and conversion tool for different colour systems. This tool is a real gem.


  6. myColor myIdea by Pantone
    More of an inspirational, colour explosion than a tool but it does allow you to see the Pantone colours beautifully.


  7. Color Scheme Designer
    Ad advanced color scheme generator, practically has all you need to make wise palettes without the colour theory knowledge.

  8. Color Palette Generator by
    This one is for the times when just want to use an existing image and extract a colour palette from it. So, so easy!


  9. Converting Pantone Colors to RGB
    A must-have quick guide for translating colours from print to screen. This is especially useful when you are maintaining consistency of corporate identity through various mediums.


  10. Conversion from Pantone to RGB and Hex HTML
    Similar to the one above, just another guide to help out.