Wear the blue neck tie to suggest boldness and confidence. Wear the red tie for passion. Or so the conventional wisdom offers those business persons who are presenting themselves for a job interview. Color is important when designing books, posters, web sites, etc. Building an effective color palette takes years of experience in knowing the right color combinations that present contrast or harmony or various other arrangements.
Thanks to some online resources, creating a color palette takes only a few minutes. Here are four online tools to use in creating a customized color palette.
- CSSDrive.com: http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/index.php
- DeGraeve.com: http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/
- colorhunter.com: http://www.colorhunter.com/
- PaletteFX.com: http://www.palettefx.com/index.php
There is also a way to create a color matrix using Adobe Illustrator, but that’s a bit more involved and takes longer to explain. Here’s an example of what a color matrix looks like (see below).
What tools do you use to create effective color palettes?