Design Color Tools

Adobe Color

Color is a service of Adobe Creative Cloud that generates themes for use in Adobe desktop apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and Adobe mobile apps such as Illustrator Draw and Photoshop Sketch.

Color Brewer

A web tool for selecting colors. It allows you to filter by number of data series, data type, and other attributes. Palettes are provided from a finite source of palettes.


Color Cop is a free, multi-purpose color picker for Windows for use by web designers and programmers. It identifies and represents colors in various hex color code formats.

Color Hunt

Color Hunt is a social platform for sharing color palettes. They pick and collect curated color combinations which are defined by digital HEX codes.

Color Oracle

Color Oracle is a free color blindness simulator for Windows, Macs, and Linux that takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness by showing you in real time what people with common color vision impairments will see.


A creative community where people from around the world create and share colorspalettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful


ColRD provides tools to inspire your search for the perfect color.


Create, save, and share color palettes, or use their library to choose another palette.

Design Seeds

Shares design inspiration through nature-inspired color palettes.

Found Palettes

An app that allows you to create a color palette from a photo by simply tapping on colors in the photo to add color swatches along the bottom.


Growing source of information about color theory, color perception, color vision, and color combinations. You can create custom color palettes and check against an example, as well as use their color vision deficiency tool to check for consistency with color blindness.

Pigment by Shape Factory

Wide range of color selections that you can pair together and obtain shades, tints, and other combinations.


Beautiful color gradients for designers and developers.


Vischeck simulates colorblind vision. It is a way of showing you what things look like to someone with color vision deficiency.

Viz Palette

Born out of a frustration with picking colors for data visualizations. This project is optimized for tweaking, copying, and pasting in and out of JavaScript. Made by Susie Lu & Elijah Meeks.