If you are in the process of choosing your color and already read my 5 Tips for Choosing A Color Scheme blog, then you are ready to dive into color selection. Since this task can be daunting, I have put together a list of my favorite tools for you to try. With these tools anyone can choose a great branding color palette.
- Design Seed – One of the best places to find your color inspiration is Design Seed. I love the design of this site and how they let you search by theme, on the downside it doesn’t let you start from a color you had in mind as if you exact color number hasn’t been created in a palette yet then you are out of luck. So searching for a color palette to go with a color you love is challenging, but when you just need a place to get ideas it is one of the best.
- Adobe Color – This tool is a little more advanced, but it is my favorite for when I have a color in mind and need inspiration. It gives you so many options for creating a palette, plus with your Creative Cloud account you can login and save palettes. For beginner use, drag the color wheel arms and play with the colors to create your desired palette. If you are working with a designer this is a great tool because you can save to image and show them a starting point of your ideas – you can now upload a photo and it will automatically find the color palette from it.
- Canva Color Palette Generator – Canva is one of the latest tools and the best for overall design for people with no graphic design experience. With Canva’s tool you can simply upload a photo and it will gather the palette for you, easy peasy! Then with a click of a button you can use that color palette in your design creations. Canva has really developed a tool to help anyone be a graphic designer.