Top 25 Color and Theming Resources for Web Designers

  1. Color Combos ( 2533 ) 
    A tool for web developers to test website color combinations, along with a library of pre-selected combinations.

  2. Online Gradient Image Maker -- Too good ( 2502 ) 
    One of the best gradient makers I have seen online, The quality of gradients is very good. This gradient images can greatly enhance the look of your site

  3. Stripe Generator - Free ( 2501 ) 
    Instantly generates stripped images for your websites and blogs . Can be used for most web graphics, including backgrounds

  4. Color Hunter ( 2387 ) 
    Color Hunter is a place to find color palettes based on images.

  5. Color Lovers - Color Trends and Palettes ( 2369 ) 
    COLOURlovers™ is a resource that monitors and influences color trends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use color - whether for ad campaigns, product design, or even in architectural specification - a place to check out a world of color, compare color palettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews.

  6. Color Combos for Web or Home ( 2317 ) 
    A Web Color Combinations Testing Tool that allows you to view color combinations online

  7. Color Cop - Desktop Color Picker for Designers ( 2123 ) 
    Color Cop is a free desktop utility that lets you pick any color on your screen. Heavily used by web designers to quickly find the color they are looking for. No more searching on the color wheel for the perfect shade.

  8. Color Schemer Studio ( 2055 ) 

    Color Schemer Studio is a professional color matching application for anyone from hobbyists to advanced professionals.Build dazzling color schemes with software from Color Schemer.

  9. Colors on the Web ( 1878 ) 

    This is a great site for website designers and theme designers. It has a color wizard and color wheel. The interface is excellent. You will get lots of ideas on picking up right colors for you website.

  10. Colorcell ( 1852 ) 
    This is an experimental website about colors. Colorcell wants to find the most popular color combinations.

  11. COPASO - Pro Color Pallette Software from Color Lovers ( 1767 ) 
    COPASO is an advanced color palette tool that helps you create the perfect color schemes and themes. With a scratch pad to save colors you're working with, a photo tool to extract colors and an advanced color picker and color theory wheel to give you tons of color inspiration. Using COPASO you can save your palettes to a private folder or download them to your local computer. When you're ready, click publish and share your color palette with thousands of other color enthusiasts. If you're finding COPASO a bit too rich you're your color creating tastes, you can always use our basic color palette tool.

  12. Daily Color Scheme ( 1568 ) 
    An every day color resource, with daily fresh color scheme.

  13. Color Palette Creator ( 1389 ) 
    A color swatch generator based on the tutorial located here:

  14. Color Schemes Simple and Easy - Genopal ( 1387 ) 
    You can create amazing color schemes.GenoPal always proposes colors that are eye-pleasing. GenoPal colors are based on how your eye explores color – they are naturally harmonious. Its simple and easy to use and you can even create Color Palettes.

  15. - Color List ( 1341 ) 
    This list/table was created to demonstrate the vast difference between non-gamma corrected and gamma corrected colors, on a display that requires a gamma correction of 2.5.

  16. | Your free online color matching toolbox ( 1335 ) 
    Free online tool for color palette design and matching

  17. Color Trends and Palette ( 1317 ) 
    Choose your website/blog colors from here. Has dynamic color wheel.

  18. ColorBlender ( 1306 ) 
    Free online tool for color palette design and matching

  19. Slayer Office ( 1232 ) 
    A color swatch generator based on the tutorial located here:

  20. Color Wheel ( 1230 ) 
    One of the best color picker tools online, Just move your move to pick colors, Select upto 6-7 shades and get instant HTML codes. Very useful tool to bookmark

  21. Color Palette Generator ( 1198 ) 
    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 palette that matches a key image a client wants to work with.

  22. Kuler - Explore , Create , share color themes ( 1184 ) 
    Kuler - Explore , Create , share color themes. the online free tool for all things colour . Free registration

  23. Colors come to life in 3D - ColoRotate ( 979 ) 
    ColoRotate has an intuitive interface that eliminates the need to memorize or jot down color combinations or numbers. Indeed, you can traverse across an open three-dimensional color space and choose (or design) the color palette that fits your needs. In the process, you can uncover color relationships that give your designs an aesthetic balance that will please the most discriminating eye.

  24. 4096 Color Wheel ( 974 ) 

    4096 Color Wheel Version 2.1 by Jemima Pereira. Free for any use. Hover over the square to change saturation (left to right) and value (bottom to top) of the last hue.

    Use the keyboard to rotate hue:
    j rotates slowly counterclockwise,
    k rotates quickly clockwise, and
    l rotates slowly clockwise.

    Jump to a primary or secondary color: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, or yellow. The enter key will also add the current color to the pick list.

  25. Online Drawing application by MugTug ( 860 ) 
    Try this Online Drawing application by MugTug. If free and really cool for people who want to do things online.

  26. Colllor - Turn one color into array of alternate colors ( 619 ) 
    With Colllor it is much easier to generate a consistent color palette with just a few clicks. You should use colors consistently, so you have a common look and feel throughout your design. All the alternative proposals produced by Colllor derive from the same color and they all have a common denominator sharing hue, lightness or saturation values. This tool will let you find the exact value of darker shades of any color, not just something that 'looks darker'. That will be a huge step towards professionally looking color combinations.