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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.

uxdesign.cc

Fundamentals of color in interface design

Color is a sensory impression that the eyes perceive from the light, translating in a diverse form of concepts and emotions.

danielcwilson.com

When 255 × 0 does not Equal Zero

Let’s talk the mathematics of blend modes!

calcolor.co

Calculate colors. Share palettes.

A new way to find, modify and share digital colors. Leave abstract color models behind and focus on the important things.

blog.usejournal.com

What color is your name? A new Synesthesia project will show you.

For as long as I can remember, I've seen letters and numbers as colors.

dribbble.com

Color stuck? Try the color palette finding technique graphic designers love

There's nothing quite like curating your very own, unique combination of colors.

kolormark.com

Kolormark: The world's leading color naming platform

Claim your colors before someone else will.

24a11y.com

Color Theory and Contrast Ratios

There are no definites with color. Sure, you have your red, your green, and so on - but even that is relative.

adamfuhrer.com

Visualizing Every Pantone Color of the Year

In 2000, the Pantone Color Institute created the Color of the Year as a way to inspire art and design in all of its forms for the upcoming year.

happyhues.co

Happy Hues - Curated colors in context.

Happy Colors is a color palette inspiration site that acts as a real world example as to how the colors could be used in your design projects.

blog.cloudflare.com

Thinking about color

Over the last two years we've tried to improve our usage of color at Cloudflare.

medium.com

Why CSS HSL Colors are Better!

One of the most fundamental concepts in CSS is colors.