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Web Color Resources

Here are a few resources for color selection related to websites. These resources are useful for web pages, as well as printed documents.

Website Description
W3 Schools-Color Picker Great resource for picking colors. Pick a color from the "color chart", and you see a chart with various shades of that color listed with the hex value. You can also type a hex value in and see what color it is. Here is the link to the home page: www.w3schools.com
W3 Schools-Color Names Lists all the color names supported by all browsers with their corresponding hex values. Also allows you to see all the shades of that color. Here is the link to the page: www.w3schools.com
W3 Schools-Color Mixer Allows you to mix 2 colors and see the results. Here is the link to the page: www.w3schools.com
Adobe Kuler This resource is a great way to create and explore different color themes. You can see LOTS of themes that others have created, along with the hex codes you will need to incorporate them into your web design (or print design!). Allows you to apply color rules (complimentary, triad, etc) to your creations too. There is also a really cool iPhone app you can download that allows you to gather color references using your iPhone camera and save them for use on web app. Here is the link to the page: kuler.adobe.com
Stylify Me I love this site! Type in the name of a website, and it will tell you the color theme (with hex codes), image dimensions and fonts used for body and headers. Great to use when redesigning a website that you want to keep colors and fonts the same, or if you find a great website and would like to use its' color and typography themes. Here is the link to the website: stylifyme.com/
Colour Code Colour Code is a color scheme design tool that lets you select a color by hovering over the page, and then choose a standard color scheme pattern using the slide-out menu. Here is the link to the page: colourco.de/
Color Scheme Designer Another color scheme/theme design tool. Really easy to use - choose a color rule (complements, monos, triads etc) and then search the color wheel to come up with color schemes. Here is the link to the page: colorschemedesigner.com/
HTML Color Codes HTML Color Codes website provides free color tools for finding HTML colors for your website. Great tools HTML color chart and HTML color picker will make this simple as a walk in the park. Here is the link to the page: html-color-codes.info/

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