Colour Scheme Chooser
This colour schemer tool helps you choose colour schemes for monochromatic, analogic, complimentary, split complementary, triadic, and double contrast. It's especially great for exploring color combinations easily and quickly. As you'll see, it automatically creates gorgeous color schemes to use for your Web projects or other projects. The HTML color codes are also provided within this color tool.
Note: Depending on your Internet connection, the Colour Schemer tool may take several seconds to appear.
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Want to save your color scheme? Although this version doesn't have this capability yet, you can:
- Copy/paste the Color Palette: With your mouse, within the Color Palette box, (bottom left) highlight 'Colour Palette' and the HTML color codes below it. Then copy/paste to text file or other file on your computer.
- Copy/paste the Color Scheme: Just like the color palette, within the Color Scheme box (top right), this time highlight and copy/paste the HTML color codes for the five colors within the Color Scheme box.
- Print your scheme above by printing the screen to paper.
- Screen capture the color scheme to your computer (Windows: Shift+Print Screen), then open in Photoshop or other graphics software.
- What do all these color scheme / color palette terms mean?
- A monochromatic color scheme consists of different values of one color.
- Also called harmonious colors, analagous color schemes are colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Some examples are green, light green, and yellow or red, orange and yellow.
- Complementary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow. These colors, when used side-by-side, make each other appear brighter. When they are mixed, they neutralize each other.
- A split-complementary color scheme is a color scheme that includes a main color and the two colors on each side of its complementary (opposite) color on the color wheel.
- A triadic color scheme consists of three colors, such as the basic triad of red, yellow and blue primaries.
- Double Contrast, aka Tetradic color scheme: Tetrads are any four colors with a logical relationship on the color wheel, such as double complements.1
1Color Wheel, Wikipedia.