Color is one of the hardest aspects of design to master. The infinite number of combinations means it can be a frustrating process to decide on a palette that perfectly suits your requirements. The color scheme you choose will affect the entire design, so be sure to dedicate plenty of care and attention to color management.
Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print. If you’re able to achieve a good balance within your design, then it’ll communicate a stronger message much more easily to the users or readers because certain colors “activate” certain types of emotions.
So to make complicated things easier, I’ve rounded up the best tools for creating your color schemes. It will save time thinking and deciding what color scheme to use.
Adobe Kuler – http://kuler.adobe.com/
COLORlovers – http://www.colourlovers.com/copaso/ColorPaletteSoftware
ColoRotate – http://web.colorotate.org/
Color Scheme Designer – http://colorschemedesigner.com/
Pictaculous – http://www.pictaculous.com/
Color Blender – http://www.colorblender.com/
Color Explorer – http://colorexplorer.com/
Colors on the Web – http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp
Color Munki – http://www.colormunki.com/pantone
0to255 – http://0to255.com/
Contrast A – http://www.dasplankton.de/ContrastA/
Infohound Color Schemer – http://infohound.net/colour/
Check My Color – http://www.checkmycolours.com/
Pretty IP – http://prettyip.meetstrange.com/
Hex Color Scheme Generator – http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/hex-color-scheme-generator.html
Color Combinations and Color Schemes – http://www.colorcombos.com/
Colr.Org – http://www.colr.org/
Color – http://color.hailpixel.com/
Kolur – http://www.kolur.com/
ColorZilla – http://www.colorzilla.com/firefox/
Which sites or resources do you use to create color combinations? Share some of your recommendations in the comments.