How to Create Better Color Schemes for your Website

OK, I admit it.  I am color challenged.  I know great color when I see it, but am not confident in my own abilities to pick colors.  Recently I have been using online color tools to find new and better color schemes.

Kuler by Adobe is a handy tool that lets you choose different colors to base your palettes on:

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to create color palettes like these:

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Another similar program that I like even better is Color Scheme Designer. It has a slick color selector and shows off the colors intuitively:

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You can take your palette and see what it would look like on a website too:

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Find our other favorite tools in our Toolbox.

Comments

  1. Trent, I’ve tried both the Kuler and colorschemedesigner. However, I preferred the latter one, as I think it has better color control and maneuvering than the Kuler!

  2. http://www.colourlovers.com/ has lots of color palettes available to check out.