Here are some handy color selection online resources we use when selecting colors for our artwork:
Photocopa allows you to create color palettes based on a current photograph. You can select the photo either from a flickr link or a url link (you can not directly upload the photo from your hard drive). These are the colors we chose for one of our homepage images.
This tool comes in handy if you want to match your décor to a photo wall gallery.
With Color Scheme Designer you can start with a base color and create monochromatic, analogic, complementary (like in our example above) and other color palettes. You can even share your unique scheme id with someone else, say your designer or friends, and discuss your choices.
Kuler’s beautiful interface allows you to create endless color possibilities. We really like to see other user’s color combinations, as well as the quirky names some of them have (“His wife’s husband” ?)
Seamless Studio makes it easy to design a seamless pattern and add different colors to it. You can also select from their wide gallery of existing patterns.
Our own color selections. Less interactive, but not less fun!
Do you have any favorite color selection tools? What do you use for inspiration in your color project? Leave us a comment to enter our Monthly Giveaway. We’ll announce the winner of a 16“x20” Personalized ArtistTouch™ portrait on August 31.