Awesome Color Scheme Tool For Graphic Designers

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Choosing the right colors for a design project is pretty important. Which is why websites like Kuler and ColourLovers are so popular, especially with graphic designers. If you’re a fan of those sites, you have to check out It seems to work a bit differently in that the color palettes it creates are chosen mathematically through color harmony rather than simply picking colors at random.

Here are some highlights of Color Scheme designer:

  • No registration is currently required.
  • Creates color schemes based on theory.
  • Has a feature that allows you to see what color schemes will look like to those who are color blind.
  • There is an export option allowing you to open a color scheme in Photoshop or Gimp.

Possible Limitations Of Color Scheme Designer:

  • Doesn’t have cmyk or Pantone pallettes. The website says there were Pantone options but had to be removed at the request of Pantone. You can however always convert the hex or rgb colors to cmyk in a program like Photoshop or Illustrator. Although not all rgb colors convert well to the cmyk format.
  • At this moment, the tool is only offered as a browser option. There is no downloadable application.

Regardless of the limitations, I think this is a useful tool for anyone looking for new color pallettes for their projects; especially web designers working in the rgb and hexidecimal color worlds.

Feel free to share your thoughts by commenting below.


Derek Kimball

Derek is the founder of DesignBuddy and a full time graphic designer. He specializes in logo creation and visual branding. Over the past 13 years Derek has helped hundreds of clients grow their business and establish a stronger brand identity. View his portfolio, or get in touch. If you'd like to receive an occasional free newsletter with useful design related content, please subscribe here.

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