Four easy to use color tools to pick a color theme for your website
Choosing a color theme for your website or blog can be a challenging task especially when you are not familiar with graphical design concepts. Fortunately there are easy to use tools that can aide you in selecting a set of colors (a theme) for your website.
In this post I am providing links to 4 color tools to create a color theme. All 4 tools are web based and they save you the hassle of installing any software on your PC.
All of the following tools provide similar features. So picking the right tool is a matter of personal choice. My personal choice is Color Blender because I find it easy to use and very intuitive.
Color Blender has 3 equalizer style controls for the 3 primary colors (Red, Green & Blue). By dragging these 3 controls to the left or right, you can create set of matching colors (blend) that are automatically generated for you.
Once a blend is generated you can use the direct edit function to fine tune the color. You can also modify your blend using 7 different shades (know as variations).
Once you are satisfied with your theme, you can export the blend to Photoshop or Illustrator color files (palettes).
You also have an option to save the blend or email it to a friend.
If you need more inspiration, please check out Browse Blend section that displays blends created by previous users. Some of the blends created by other users are really cool.
The front page of color jack contains a number of themes (possibly created by previous users) and you can quickly view the colors in each theme by hovering your mouse over different themes.
Color jack provides 3 advanced tools to choose a theme. They include the following:
Color Scheme Generator 2 provides a number of scheme types and variations to create your theme. It also has the ability to limit colors to web safe colors.
Easy to use flash based color tool. Uses equalizer style controls for color selection. Has a randomize button to choose random colors.