Color Scheme Generators

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There are two online resources that I tend to use to generate ideas for colour schemes.

Color Wizard

The first is called Color Wizard. It is currently at version 3, and it allows you to specify a base colour. The site then shows you a series of colour swatches that suggest matching, contrasting and complementary colours.

It is very useful for sudden inspiration. You can find Color Wizard here.

Color Schemes 2

This site does essentially the same thing, although it claims to be using a different “more classical” way of interpreting colours. If you use Color Scheme 2 make sure to click on the help link which explains in some detail how it works. Without understanding this you won’t be able to use it effectively!

Posted on July 3, 2006