Color Pickers

There are so many good tools to help you choose good colors to use in your data visualization, presentation or infographic design! These are just a few of the color tools that I have found, and had a chance to try.



Paletton is a powerfull tool to create color combinations and palettes of colors that work together well. The major advantage of Paletton is it's not using the modern computer and engineering RGB color space, but it's built on a classical artistic color wheel, applies classical color theory and works within a specially created RYB color space. Therefore the color combinations it produces are very different from those you can get in many computer graphic applications.


Search engine for colors. Picular is a rocket fast primary color generator using Google's image search. If you ever needed the perfect yellow hex code from a banana, this is the tool for you.

Adobe Capture CC

Use your mobile device as a vector converter to turn photos into color themes, patterns, type, materials, brushes, and shapes. Then bring those assets into your favorite desktop and mobile apps — including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dimension, XD, and Photoshop Sketch — to use in all your creative projects.

Viz Palette

Create and test a color palette for your data visualizations! Born out of a frustration with picking colors for data visualizations. This project is optimized for tweaking, copying, and pasting in and out of JavaScript. Made by Susie Lu & Elijah Meeks, both senior data visualization engineers at Netflix, where they work on internal visualization products.

Color Brewer 2.0

Color Brewer is a free online tool for selecting map color schemes, originally created by Cynthia Brewer, author of Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, and a wider team helped create the current implementation.

i want hue

Colors for data scientists. Generate and refine palettes of optimally distinct colors.

Color Calculator

Use the free Color Calculator from Sessions College for Professional Design to explore creative color options for your design project. Simply pick your base color(s), choose a color harmony, tweak/explore as needed, and see results. You’ll get a report of the hex, RGB, and CMYK color values for your project and see your colors applied to design samples. Share or print, rinse and repeat.

Color Gradients Explorer

Color Gradients Explorer lets you calculate the exact color profiles for a multi-step gradient after you define the starting and ending colors.

Colorpicker for Data

Colorpicker for Data is built off Gregor Aisch's article How To Avoid Equidistant HSV Colors and the color conversion library chroma.js.

Colour Contrast Analyser

The Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) is a desktop application for Windows & Mac that helps you determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators.


COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles... All in the spirit of love.

DeGraeve Color Palette Generator

Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image. This is useful for coming up with a website color scheme that matches a stock photo a client wants to work with.

HTML Color Picker

Use the HTML Color Pickerright to select a pixel from an image and get the html Color Code of this pixel. You also get the HEX value, RGB value and HSV value. You can enter a picture url or upload your own image.


A color palette generator courtesy of

MailChimp. Upload your image - get a color palette!

Canva’s Color Wheel

Canva’s Color Wheel is an easy tool that helps you build a color palette for projects based on color theory, and then export your palette for use in your design application or a Canva project.

RapidTables Color Wheel Tool

RapidTables Color Wheel Tool is an online, interactive color wheel generator that helps your build a color palette and then gives you the codes for all of your new colors.

Color Hunt

Color Hunt is an open collection of color palettes, created by Gal Shir. People use Color Hunt to get color inspiration and find the perfect palette for their projects. Anyone can save their favorite palettes, manage their personal collection, and have a quick access to copy the color codes.

ColorBox by Lyft Design

The design team at Lyft has released their internal color algorithm as open source tool called ColorBox. You can read about their thought process and algorithm here.