Tools: Coolors.co – Find the perfect color pallette

Recently I have begun to dabble in Graphic Design. When creating a new design, choosing a colour scheme can often be difficult. This is where Coolors.io comes in handy.
Although you may have colors in mind for a design it can often be difficult in fine tuning shades that compliment each other in an aesthetic manner. Coolors.co will generate a colour pallette your can use across your entire design. Here’s how i use Coolors.

Color Generator

From the homepage of ccoolrs.co you have the option to launch the Color Generator. You don’t require an account to use this feature, and you be provided a tutorial when you first launch the generator.
The Generator is easy to use but here’s a quick overview:
  • Hit the spacebar to generate new colors.
  • You can click on a colour to lock it in. If you alreadybhave some starting colors you can type the hex values in and lock those colors in.
  • You can also select images to pick a colour from.
  • You can export your final pallette in multiple formats such as PNG, PDF, SVG.
You can create an account to save all your previous pallettes, however I get by with an account.
There are IOS and Android applications avalibale. I don’t recommend the Android application, it is a paid application that has not been updated in 3 years. I can’t speak for the IOS application, but I find it best using the web application.

Wrapping Up

Choosing colors that compliment each other can be difficult. This tool can help you quickly decide on a pallette.