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Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Design Tool

Published 04/27/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is an online color scheme designer for websites and graphics design projects. The site uses a color wheel to allow the user to select the base color to be used for the color scheme. The tool allows the user to select from a number of scheme types, including mono, complement, triad, tetrad, analogic and accented analogic. A preview of the generated color scheme is shown in real time as the base color is changed. Previews of HTML pages using the scheme can also be selected. The user can select between a light page example and a dark page example. Users can also generate a random palette using the tool.

Users can also adjust the saturation and brightness of the scheme. In addition, a list of the colors used with their hexadecimal color value can be displayed. The user can export the color scheme to HTML with CSS, XML, text, ACO (Photoshop palette) or GPL (Gimp palette) format. The tool also has undo and redo functions. The site also contains a vision simulator, which shows an example of what the normal population sees, along with examples of what persons with various forms of colorblindness see, such as protanopy, deuteranopy and others.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was launched in 2008.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to comes from sites such as and Both of these sites offer similar tools to the site. has more features than either of these sites and is easier to use. In addition, has the ability to export the color scheme to more formats than either of the other two sites.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application is quite responsive, with changes being applied in real time. The export function works well and no glitches were found while using the application. A help page is available, and navigation is intuitive, with a convenient top drop-down menu bar for selecting most functions. Tabs are used to select some other functions. There is no advertising displayed on the site.

How does the registration process work?

No registration is offered to the site – the user simply uses the application.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is no premium membership offered to the site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site is recommended to anyone who has the need to design a color scheme for a website or graphics design project. The application is very easy to use, and is quite powerful. The ability to export to a variety of formats help make it an invaluable tool for web and graphics designers.

  • A convenient color wheel is used to select the base color for the color scheme
  • Several different types of color schemes can be created, including mono, complementary, etc.
  • A preview of the color scheme is available in real time
  • Hue, saturation and brightness can be adjusted
  • A preview of light and dark pages using the color scheme is provided
  • No registration is required and the application is free to use

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Color Scheme Designer pricing

FREE - Permanently free version