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Feb 20

Colors Part II - The Color calculator

2004 at 02.25 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Last week we talked about colors and its relation to design. A lot of helpful tools were posted in the comments but today I came across another one, it’s an interactive color calculator that lets you play with complementary colors. It can even translate your colors into CMYK which can be handy if you also need the colors for print.

The HTML and RGB values are also listed. The calculator has its own clipboard where you copy the information for storage on your own Mac or PC.

color caculator

I've collected all posted color tools from last Friday here for your convenience:

Thanks to all readers who have contributed to all this.




permalink this comment Andreas Fri Feb 20, 2004 at 04.09 am

Here is an another site:



permalink this comment Steven Fri Feb 20, 2004 at 07.05 am
Beseku Dot Com v6 - Standards Based Web Development
Color scheme

two of my favourite color pickers on the net.



permalink this comment Teschio Fri Feb 20, 2004 at 09.58 am

I have been reading your site from a long time ago, this is the first time I write you a comment, this time just to say that you’r a genius I love your designs, the choice of colors, your awesome knowledge in css, html, php et cetera, and I hope, someday in a not too distant future, be like you. You’r great and I’m a mess.



permalink this comment Veerle Fri Feb 20, 2004 at 11.25 am

Oh my! I have no emoticons at my disposal, but if I did I would use the one with the blush on the cheeks :-) Thanks so much for those nice words.

I know a lot of people who are also designing a blog visit my site and I have no problem in helping or advising my readers were I can. I see it more as sharing thoughts and ideas, because I know I can count on them too whenever I need to. That’s why I think “blogging” is so great.



permalink this comment Fabian Fri Feb 20, 2004 at 12.06 pm ->  I love using this one. It kicks so much ass. It also looks better than some of those javascript made thingies, I think.



permalink this comment John Mcwell Sun May 30, 2004 at 05.15 am

Very nice little color scheme doohickey.



permalink this comment Justin Fri Mar 18, 2005 at 03.13 pm

Here is another great one that I found when reading Design Eye for the Idea Guy:

Very cool tool, even if it is for house painting :)

Great site Veerle, I’m so very glad I found it.



permalink this comment Vitaly Friedman Fri Mar 18, 2005 at 03.42 pm

You can find some useful tools on my homepage, too - visit



permalink this comment Carla Sat Mar 19, 2005 at 01.31 pm

Eric Meyer’s Color Blender is a nice supplement to these tools:



permalink this comment Vitaly Friedman Wed May 18, 2005 at 09.28 am

Color Tools, Schemes, Mixers and Palettes - a lot of resources related to colors, colors theory and the use of colours.



permalink this comment ivan Thu Jun 16, 2005 at 09.46 am

Thanks for the links!

Here is recent very much related post:



permalink this comment joshuagperez Fri Jul 22, 2005 at 12.53 pm

Thank you for the links. I think this is very helpful, because many people dont really design and color a site based on colors that compliment one another.

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