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superhighfives.com

Pika Colour Picker

An open-source colour picker app for macOS with accessibility compliance, shortcuts and more

colormixer.web.app

Parametric Color Mixer

A color palette composer inspired by audio parametric equalizers. Create beautiful color palettes with a scientific precision.

fastcompany.com

Pantone picks two colors of the year, and they’re complete opposites

Optimism and somberness collide in Pantone’s 2021 Color(s) of the Year.

farbvelo.elastiq.ch

FarbVelo — Random Color Cycler

Generative color harmonies. The random color expolorer

webflow.com

Color theory: a beginner’s guide for designers

You've got a practically infinite palette to work with when it comes to color. Find out how to do it right, by understanding color theory.

design.google

Exploring Color on Google Maps

How a minimalist approach unlocked our ability to create a more detailed representation of the world

uxdesign.cc

The UX of Among Us: The importance of colorblind-friendly design

Color blindness (color vision deficiency) is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color.

multithreaded.stitchfix.com

What Color Is This?

We need to know what colors our merch is.

colorcontroversy.com

Color Controversy

Quest for ultimate color truth.

medium.com

Color within Constraints

Getting 100+ designers and engineers to follow guidelines that are a part of literally everything they make is a huge undertaking.

material.io

Designing a Material Theme: Color

Crafting the perfect palette with Material Design and Figma.

observablehq.com

Perceptually Smooth Multi-Color Linear Gradients

If you try evenly spacing different colors across a typical linear gradient, you may find it leads to sharp or unusual transitions across the surface.

colorcopypaste.app

Color Copy Paste

Cross-platform colour copy paste from phone's camera to web, figma and sketch plugin

money.co.uk

Currency in colour: a visual guide to 157 banknotes around the world

Explore our interactive map to discover the most dominant colour of each currencies’ banknotes.

ishadeed.com

Colors in CSS

Colors play a vital role in making a web page usable or not.

color.ninja

Color Ninja for MacSponsored

The hardest thing in design might just be choosing colors. Color Ninja makes your life easier by helping you create beautiful colors combinations.

css-tricks.com

The Expanding Gamut of Color on the Web

CSS was introduced to the web all the way back in 1996. At the time, most computer monitors were pretty terrible.

medium.com

Thinking in Design Systems - Colors

Let’s take a look at how to build a color system, and what are the best practices to make it simple and scalable.

lea.verou.me

LCH colors in CSS: what, why, and how?

I was always interested in color science. In 2014, I gave a talk about CSS Color 4 at various conferences around the world called "The Chroma Zone".

colors.lol

colors.lol - Overly descriptive color palettes

A fun way to discover interesting color combinations.