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The 28 best tools for choosing a colour scheme

The 28 best tools for choosing a colour scheme
The web is absolutely chock-full of colour scheme tools that promise to help you reach colour nirvana. Not all tools are created the same, though, and many are no more than basic rip-offs of the more popular or useful offerings. So to make things easier, we've rounded up some of the best tools for choosing colour schemes available today. They'll help save you having to sort the wheat from the chaff and enter colour heaven... 01. Adobe Colour CC You may know it by its previous name, Adobe Kuler. Its essential nature has not changed, however: Colour CC lets you try out, create and save various colour schemes, each of which consists of a set of five colours. 02. The Mudcube Colour Sphere is a handy little colour resource for designers in that it not only provides the hex numbers for each colour; it also helps you to build up a colour scheme from one chosen shade. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. colr.org 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Words: Sam Hampton-Smith

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