Get Your Color On: 3 Great Resources for Designers

Color plays such a vital role in the design process, finding the right tools to speed up your workflow and finding that right color can be difficult. Here are three amazing color resources for any designer.

Colour Lovers

Colour Lovers has been mentioned before on Walyou and it’s worth bringing up again. Colour Lovers is a community for creating and sharing color palettes for any type of medium. Whether you work in print or on the web, you’ll be able to find the right color palette for your next project. An instant preview is available on every palette or pattern and the appropriate HEX and RGB values are included as well.


There are a wide variety of color harmonies and as much as us designers would love to delve deep into building our color palettes, project deadlines can hamper that creative color drive. To speed up the process of choosing a color harmony, ColorJack is the tool to use. ColorJack is an intuitive online interface that builds palettes off any number of color harmonies. ColorJack is also great for understanding color theory for beginning designers.

Color Scheme Designer 3

Color Scheme Designer 3 is another take on ColorJack but doesn’t focus so much on exploring color theory. Rather, this online tool helps build color palettes based on color harmonies and suggests common hues. There are more features in Color Scheme Designer such as enhanced previews on light or dark pages, creating palettes for color blind or partially color blind people and the ability to export color palettes in a variety of formats.