Colours for web design are almost as important as the over all design itself. Colour affects our feeling, perceptions, and interactions. You can use colours to make a user feel welcomed, comfortable, relaxed, and secure.
The web is absolutely chock-full of colour scheme tools that promise to help you reach the perfect colour combinations.
So to make things easier, we’ve rounded up our top 3 tools for choosing colour schemes available today.
Your favourite Adobe app, Adobe Kuler, now has a new name: Adobe Colour CC. Adobe Colour CC is a very helpful tool for artists and designers that allows them to capture five colours through whatever is being viewed through their iOS device’s camera. And, it works flawlessly.
Its essential nature has not changed, however: Colour CC lets you try out, create and save various colour schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colours. It is a simple but intuitive tool, and an absolutely necessary iOS app for illustrators and designers.
Mudcube Colour Sphere is a useful colour resource for web designers in that it only provides the hex numbers for each colour.
If you’re unsure what colour scheme you should be going for, Mudcube provides a selection of themes from a drop-down menu.
TinEye Labs has a database of over 20 million Creative Commons images harvested from Flickr to let you explore various colour combinations.
It’s one of the the fastest ways to get free images in the perfect colour combination, and it’s also just a fascinating and intuitively designed tool that’s a pleasure to use.