Colors specific to cultural identities?
Emotional colors as used in marketing?
Online color tool?
Color Scheme Designer is a quick way to apply mathematical color theory to generate pleasing schemes?
What about randomized computer code to aid you in your color design?
Code offers opportunities in visual innovation.
For example, you can use code to randomly select 2 colors and then interpolate between them to generate new color palettes.
In the following downloadable program, the code allows the user to immediately create interpolated color palettes.
– The number of colors in your palette is determined by mouse movements.
– Clicking your mouse generates a new randomized color palette.
– Pressing the keys 1 and 2 toggle your color palette between RGB and HSB modes.
– To export your color palette as a PNG press the S key.
– To export your color palette as a PDF press the P key.
– To save your color palette as an Adobe Suite ASE palette press C.
– Note that the interpolation function is built into Processing as lerpColor().
You can also derive color palettes from images.
Processing allows you to import your photos and reduce the color information to basic blocks.
This is a great way to analyze color from nature.
The following program will allow you to import up to 3 images, sort based on hue/saturation/brightness and export to PDF, PNG or ASE.
Make your own color rules through code.
Adapting the following program will give you the opportunity to set your own parameters for generating the colors.
Adjustments include selective randomization, brightness, saturation, color wheel restrictions and merging palettes.