Get inspired: go-to color resources for designers and illustrators

Do you have trouble finding the right color palettes for your project? We’ve compiled a list of some go-to color resources for designers and illustrators.

Color palette is an essential part of good design. Together with other design elements such as typography, the right color palettes improve the effectiveness of a design. It is no surprise then that many designers and illustrators take their time to come up with the perfect ones. Picking up the right combo can be a lot of guesswork, so we have assembled a list of handful, fresh color resources to inspire you.

01. Adobe Color CC

Formerly known as Adobe Kuler, Adobe Color CC got renamed to Adobe Color CC. This free tool is helpful to generate color palettes. Love the colors in a particular image? Adobe Color CC allows you to pick up colors easily by uploading the image.

The Color Wheel feature also offers various color harmonies such as analogous, monochromatic, triad, and complementary to best suit your project. It’s suggested that you have an Adobe account for you can save your generated palettes across multiple devices.

02. Colordot

Colordot is a super fast and simple color selection for designers and illustrators alike. Just by hovering your mouse around the web page, you can pick colors, get its hex color codes, and assign it to a palette.

The intuitive web enables you to pick as many colors as you want, making it incredibly easy to hand-pick some great color combinations.

03. Color Hunt

Color Hunt is another color color palette generators for designers. It’s an open platform that features thousands of beautiful color schemes collected by various users. You can discover some color combinations that you have never thought about.

Color Hunt also enables you to sort the color palettes based on popularity or hand-pick colors to create your own palettes and share them. Super fun and useful.

04. Coolors

Coolors is a relatively new among other color generators, and yet it already tops our list of the most go-to sources for great color schemes.

The web app offers many useful features: you can generate colors quickly by pressing the spacebar, adjust the color temperature, saturation, and hue, collect the colors and assign them in a palette—all in one place. It’s also available in iOS and Chrome so it’s hard not to love it.

05. Flat UI Colors

If you’re specifically looking for colors for flat design, you may as well give Flat UI Colors a chance. Spend some time on the web and you’ll discover some impressive color palettes.

06. ColorClaim

Developed by Tobias van Schneider in 2012, Color Claim aims to gather unique colors for the maker’s future projects. The growing library of personally hand-picked colors are great when you’re in dire need of moodboards.


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