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Color Tools And Resources

Do you need a little inspiration boost? We’ve collected some useful color tools and resources that we’ve discovered lately.

This Colorblind Designer Says: Please Stop Using Red And Green Together

Colorblindness affects around 1 in 100 people. So why are so many interfaces still problematic for colorblind users, and how can designers help?

Towards richer colors on the Web

This article will talk about the ongoing efforts to specify richer colors on the Web platform.

Using HSL Colors In CSS

Ahmad Shadeed explains what HSL is and shares some of the useful use-cases and examples that you can use right away in your current projects.

A Beginner’s Guide to Applying Color in UI Design

Your virtual guide up the mountain of color.

How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain

The animation studio’s artists are masters at tweaking light and color to trigger deep emotional responses.

What is pass-through blending?

Figma, Photoshop, XD, and Affinity Designer all contain a blending mode called “pass-through”.

Case Study: The Evolution of Google Maps & Colour Picking Methodology

Since Google Maps launched 15 years ago, they have revolutionised the world of digital maps and now help over one billion users get from A to B

CSS Variables That Mimic Chameleons

Choosing CSS variable names that adapt to different contexts.

Which color scale to use when visualizing data

From hues to gradient types this four-part series goes deep on what color scales work with what data.

HSL: a color format for humans

Colors on the web are confusing — but they don’t have to be! The HSL format makes it easy for humans and computers to work with color.

Gradient Generator Tool

Create beautiful, smooth gradients across a wide range of hues.

Pika Colour Picker

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

Parametric Color Mixer

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

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 — Random Color Cycler

Generative color harmonies. The random color expolorer

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.

Exploring Color on Google Maps

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

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.

What Color Is This?

We need to know what colors our merch is.