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Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, art etc.

On the other hand, we tend to use simplistic designs for our work because creating color schemes seems time-consuming and sometimes even difficult – it’s not enough to know how to use Photoshop, you also need to understand the theory of color or have a good taste in order to create a beautiful pallet.

Luckily there are plenty color scheme generators online – they are simple, easy to use, free and often automated. You will no longer have to wonder which colors look good together and which don’t: this awesome list of 15 excellent color scheme generators will save your time and energy.

Palettr

Palettr is capable of creating amazing color schemes based on a place or a theme. All you have to do is enter a keyword into the search field. After you do that, you shall see various beautiful images that are relevant to your chosen keywords and right next to it – color schemes with color codes.

Coolors 

Coolors is a very fast tool for color palette generating. The good thing is that you can choose a few colors from the desired image in order to start the generating – other colors that look great with you chosen ones will be selected automatically for you. It is easy to share your pallets with your colleagues and export them.

Paletton 

Paletton lets you decide what kind of palette do you want to create: a monochromatic one, adjacent colors (3 colors), triad (3 colors), tetrad (4 colors), or a free style from 2, 3 or even 4 colors. You can also adjust the preview, randomize it and share a finished palette.

Adobe Color Wheel

As in the previous one, here you can choose a style as well: Analogous, Monochromatic, Triad, Complementary, Compound, Shades, and Custom. After finding the right colors you can see the RGB and HEX codes of it. The generator also has a feature to create a color pallet by uploading an image – and picking the “mood” of the colors.

Colormind

With Colormind, you simply upload an image and wait for a gorgeous color palette to generate. This tool focuses on creating a pallet that contains colors that look outstanding together. Anyways, if you do not like the final result, you can always click “Generate” again and receive a different result each time.

Color Hunt

Color Hunt offers already created pallets that are ready to use and already look amazing. You can browse between the popular ones, hot ones, new ones, or random ones. If you still can’t find anything that fits your needs – don’t run away. You can create one of your own as well. Just click “Create” and choose up to 4 colors.

Colordot

Colordot is a very simplistic online tool that can be used as an iPhone app too. The App Store describes it as the “Color picker for humans” – and that’s actually what it is. Very user-friendly, minimalistic and beautiful. When you find a color you like – click. When you find another – click again. And so on, until you’ll create a scheme that suits you.

Sip for Mac

Sip is a color scheme generator with additional features like collecting and sharing your content. The website offers its users a short movie to have a glimpse at the best features of the app. The features include creating nice pallets, adding multiple colors, creating snapshots, custom formats, color dock and much more.

Cohesive Colors

Cohesive is a simple yet amazing tool for creating harmonized color schemes. The features that you can control with this tool are the intensity of the colors, the amount of the colors and the ability of randomization. After you are done with creating your pallet – click on a color to copy the code or copy all of them at once.

Pictaculous

Pictaculous is a very user-friendly and easy to use color scheme generator. It works by creating a pallet from a picture that you upload – supporter formats are PNG, GIF, and JPG. The size of the uploaded file is limited to 500k, but if you’re a designer, you shouldn’t have many struggles converting the format or resizing the image.

Color Palette by Canva

Canva is a widely known and used online tool, but as you might have guessed, it has way more features than most of you know. One of them is creating color palettes from your uploaded images. It’s very easy to share your creation on the social media afterward.

ColoRotate

ColoRotate is an excellent tool that can be used as an app for iPad. It’s a user-friendly and very fast app because you can control everything with a few taps of your fingers. Features of this app include generating, blending, scoping, hue and tint effects.

Palettable

Palettable is a fun color generator tool that’s very similar to a game. In order to create a pallet, you need to like and dislike colors that appear on your screen: to like a color, hit “L”, to dislike it, hit “D” on your keyboard. The generator doesn’t just suggest you random colors – it chooses them so they would fit and look awesome together.

Material Palette

Material Palette is a beautiful and colorful online generator. If you’ll visit the website, you’ll understand what I mean. It’s easy to get lost in so many colors, so all you have to do at this step is choose two colors that you like. After doing so, you will be directed to another section where you can adjust and download the generated pallet.

PHOTOCOPA

PHOTOCOPA has a different appearance than most of the generators on this list – it kind of reminds of a photo editing software, giving it a more professional look. First, add a picture and choose the main colors from it. Then six different color schemes will be created for you: bright, muted, analogous, chance, dark and light. Choose the one you like the most.

Posted by Justas Markus

Founder/CEO GetFoundXL and a blogger at Entrepreneur.com, Observer.com, Influencive.com and others. Catch up with Justas on Twitter.

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