Picular. Google, but for colors.
This long winter does need a bit of fresh color, and I find myself going astray from my usual preferences for a thousand shades of grey and pondering over some red and green from last year’s apples.
This list of tools by allwebdesignresources.com I just stumbled upon must be the most complete list of color related sites I have come across, ever. It might intimidate you at first, as all long lists tend to, but it is well worth the visit. It is a little dated (2008), admittedly, but that does not make it any worse.
Recently I listed a few color websites here as a starting point for creating color schemes for your presentations.
What works fastest for me personally, is using Adobe Ideas for iPod.
Later I often just use DigitalColor Meter for Mac to read out any color values.
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My favorite color tool apart from Digital Color Meter on the Mac is still Adobe’s KULER. Upload last year’s winter, choose color points and download swatch file (.ase) into Photoshop (Elements).
Or just browse online and fall in love with the names of palettes alone. How sweet are Dusty Caramels?
Other useful color sites:
If you are not afraid of terms like monochromatic, analogic, complimentary, split complementary, triadic, and double contrast try
Come here often to check out if your green is my green or anyone else’s gray.