Best Color Palette Generators

Best Color Palette Generators

Before we talk about the best color palette generators maybe we should answer this question: what in the heck is a color generator?

Good question!

A color generator is an online tool or program for those looking for or needing a great website color scheme. Color generators are designed to help developers put together an incredible color scheme for any website. At the moment there are about 50+ color generators online to choose from, which is good news. Color can make or break a website, so having a great choice of color to work with is an awesome gift.

Every designer knows that when they are building a site they must make sure that the color pallet is as perfect as possible. Finding the right colors for the right projects can be an interesting ordeal. Something as seemingly simple as color can really be a stumbling block. This is why a color palette generator can be a godsend.

So, let’s look at a few of these mysterious color generators.

1. Color Rotate

It is new in the world of color generators and a good pick. The cool thing about this generator is its 3D and animated. You can also create your own personal colors or select from the pallets.

2. Color Scheme Designer

It is the most used color generator on the web and is a favorite of designers. This generator has a boatload of features, and is a superb product.

3. Color Schemer

Color Schemer is a nice program that is easy to use. If you choose one color then the generator will give you a choice of sixteen colors to create your palette from.

Color Shemer

4. Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler has tons of features and can create themes from an image and/or from a color selector. It will even create and define colors from a mood.

Adobe Kuler

5. The Color Calculator

It is an incredible tool for developers. It can divide color into five options. These options break into points of color and create a design from the colors of the generator.

Color Calculater

6. Toucan

Toucan is a generator that you definitely want to get acquainted with. It is just one part of a powerful suite of tools that was designed for developers by Aviary. With Toucan you can create your own color palette from an image. There are a number of ways to achieve a beautiful color palette from Toucan.

7. Color Wizard

It is a generator that can start with a base and then return coordinating colors to match the selection. It also returns different hues and shades of your color of choice. Color wizard can also generate random color schemes upon request.

Color Wizard

So, here are a few color palettes to peruse, out of the 50 plus generators available online. Whether you are a seasoned web designer or a novice just learning the ropes, these generators will help you choose and develop great color schemes for websites.

The thing to remember is that color will make or break your website, so take color seriously. Learn to use it with care and taste so as to promote exactly what you want to convey for web success.

Aimee Sway

This is a guest post by Aimee Sway, blogging for, one of the top printing companies. Follow her on Twitter @ PrintExpressUK and like on Facebook!


  • Bilal Ahmad says:

    Such tools has made very easy for a designer to create a unique design. I have tried toucan and it is superb. Thanks for sharing some other tools.

  • Lynn Waits says:

    Looks like it’s a bit complicated but far more easier to use since you can easily create a color combination in different angles. Absolutely a great tool for a webdesigner. I just love to create something in premium level of blog designs.