How to Select Perfectly Matching Color Combinations - Mini-Guide, Part 6




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ColorJack is a dead simple web-based tool to find colors for your design works that go well together.

You only have to hover your mouse cursor to one of the colors provided and the tool will provide you with a list of matching colors. Then click on the color you have chosen and you will be taken to a page with the color palette suggested. For each color, HEX, RGB, HSV and CMYK codes are provided.

Price: Free.


Toucan by Aviary is a free browser-based tool that allows you to select color matching combinations.

You can really fine-grain the color selection process by adjusting a set of options that allow you to specify very precisely the color you want and the associations between them. You can also evaluate how the color palette you have chosen looks like in the eyes of visually impaired people.

Price: Free.

DhtmlGoodies Color Schemer

Color Schemer by DhtmlGoodies is a free web-based tool that helps you find very easily any color combination to use in your design works.

You only need to choose a color and the system will automatically provide you with a set of color combinations that perfectly match with your source color. You can also fine-tune your color to get exactly the result your desire, always seeing a real-time preview of the color combinations provided.

Price: Free.


Contrast-A is a free web-based tool to find perfectly matching color combinations to use in your design works.

The tool has a very intuitive interface that allows you to test color combinations by using a written text. You just need to specify precise background color and text color and fine-tune luminance contrast ratio. Optionally, you can also print your generated color palette.

You can even test colors for people who are visually impaired.

Price: Free.

Colour Contrast Checker

Colour Contrast Checker is an online tool that allows you to specify a foreground and a background color and determine if they provide enough contrast when viewed by someone who is visually impaired or when viewed on a black and white screen.

By adjusting the sliders that belong to the two colors that you want to combine, the tool will indicate when the colors pass the test if both the color difference and the brightness difference exceed their threshold.

Price: Free.

Color Match ***DEAD

Color Match is an online tool that helps you find a perfect color scheme for your web site.

The tool works by generating a set of matching HTML color codes from a base color that you provide. Just use the sliders that represent the three primary colors and Color Match will generate in real-time a matching color combination. You can also use HEX values to specify a base color or provide a color scheme you already have as a reference.

Price: Free.


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