There’s no reason for your designs to look drab – especially when it comes to color. A quick glance online and you’ll find a stockpile of color scheme apps ready to help you learn, play and perfect your next palette. From clever Hex code games to comprehensive color wheels, here are 15 of our favorite free color scheme apps to take your designs to the next level. 1. Adobe Color CC _ colorcc Smooth out your creative workflow with the help of special database Adobe Color CC. As part of the Creative Cloud, you can create and save color themes and work them seamlessly into other Adobe products. The intuitive color wheel – and ability to pull colors from uploaded images – doesn’t hurt either.
Pictaculous _ pictaculous Building out a website or brochure based heavily on an image? With Pictaculous, you can simply upload that picture and the app will spit out a color palette that pairs perfectly with it. 3. Hex Invaders _ hex Consider yourself a color whiz? Take a break from your workday with Hex Invaders. Inspired by Space Invaders, this game special database takes a creative spin by challenging you to destroy the invader that matches the Hex code on the top of your screen. Bonus: it teaches you how to break down the reds, greens and blues in Hex codes fast. Enjoy! 4. Color: A color matching game _ color Keep your eyes sharp with Color, a fun (but surprisingly challenging) color-matching game.
Move your cursor around the color spectrum to match the center color for hue, saturation, complementary color and more. 5. Material Palette _ materialpalatte Material Palette is a basic color palette builder. Choose two colors that appeal to you and it will give you an eight color palette that delineates primary, text and accent colors. You’re then welcome to download, copy to your clipboard or share the palette on social media. 6. Colllor _ collor If you’re tired of special database guessing the exact hues, lightness and saturation values of a color, you’ll be happy to meet Colllor. Enter in a Hex code for a full rundown of pure tints, shades and tones. You can also play with color mixing and find similar colors to build out your palette.