We know very well, as designers, how important color is in designing a website or defining a brand. Choosing the right color palette for a specific project gives us guarantees of a possible success.
“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design — it reinforces it.” — Pierre Bonnard
Color is able to evoke sensations that can affect people psychologically and emotionally. Depending on the purpose of the web project we are developing, it is, therefore, essential to choose the colors well considering the type of users involved, the category of the advertised product and the idea to be expressed.
To find the right color we can resort to a series of tools that facilitate our choice. You can use predefined color palettes or UI design tools that show how to combine colors effectively.
In this article I have selected a series of new color tools made in the last year, found by consulting the best projects on Product Hunt. Take a look!
SITE PALETTE — Chrome Extension –
This new Chrome extension allows you to generate complete palettes from any website.
You can extract the color scheme from your favorite websites and then use it in your project.
The palette returned to you by “Site Palette” is divided into 3 sections:
Create a grid of 3D histograms, look for the local maxima of the number of hits
Group similar colors in the 3D model, sort them by volume and return the basic colors for each block
Based on the Palette class of Android SDK
You can also share the permalink or download palette templates in Sketch and Adobe Swatch.
I think it’s a great extension, allowing you to get inspiration from the palettes of the best websites.
You can download the extension here 👉 Site Palette