Friday, June 03, 2011

Palettes with Color Names

Flickr toy box Big Huge Labs has a very neat color palette generator that not only gives you swatches and codes based on any image you upload, it provides names for most of the colors it swatches (click on image to see larger version):

The generator also allows you to download the swatches " in Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) format for Photoshop or compatible applications":

Finally it also provides sample CSS coding, which looks like stuff you would need if you were using the colors for an online project:

I don't know where BHL is getting these names for the color swatches, but some are quite inventive and make you think in different directions, which can be very useful when you're trying to write description.

Related links:

My posts on how I create Story Palettes and Character Palettes


  1. I like. After all, I don't spend nearly enough time playing with photos on Photoshop. : )

  2. You read my mind! I've been playing with color palettes for days and not come up with anything I liked.

    Thank you!

  3. Now, if only I could get it to take those colors and paint my bathroom...

  4. It's such a cool toy -- but I have to say, I've known since my first box of 64 crayons that cornflower is blue, not pink.


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