8 bits of Colour Inspirations
Below you may find 8 valuable colour resources on the Web. By motives of inspiration bit
- Palette Grabber
This is a very useful Firefox Add-on. It installs a Palette Grabber icon in Firefox status bar. Once you click on this icon, it grabs the colors from the website in your browser window and you can export the site`s colour palette to Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, or Flash
- Color Palette Generator
This is an indispensable resource if you want to come up with a website colour palette that matches a key image that you want to use on that site. All you need to do is enter the URL of that image and it will generate a colour palette that matches the image – on fly. As an extra bonus, you get two palettes – `dull?` and,
vibrantfive colors each, in hexadecimal color codes.
- Color Schemer Gallery
This website alone contains several practical resources:
- Scheme Gallery – full of beautiful colour schemes (unfortunately, I couldn`t find a way to browse the gallery by Categories);
- Colour Forums where you can participate in interesting colour-related discussions and learn from experts;
- Colour Schemer Blog
- If you`re a Mac user, then you can install a great Widget for your Mac?s Dashboard: ColourSchemer Galleria. I`ve installed it on my Mac – and absolutely love it.
This online tool allows you to choose a colour using an online colour picker (in RGB format) and it automatically generated 5 colours that blend well together. The generated palette can be downloaded to Photoshop or Illustrator.
- Colors on the Web
This is another website with helpful colour and inspirational colour resources (note that it?s a new site so some pages are still work in progress):
- Colour Schemes that you can browse by Categories (Corporate, Elegant, Fun, Kid, Monochromatic, Modern, Retro)
- Colour Info, Colour Meaning, Colour Tools< , Colour Forum/li>
- Color Blender
Here you can pick two colours of your choice, specify the number of midpoints you?d like to see. The palette will generate a palette that contains the colors you input as well as the requested number of midpoint colors, and the hexadecimal values of those colors.
- COLOUR lovers
I`ve already talked about this site in my How to Get Inspired post, but it`s a must see site that had to be included in this list
- Daily Colour Scheme
This site sports a shiny new web 2.0 look, and is still beta. So far it`s collected 14 color themes, but they are worth checking