by Flo Preynat

Claude Monet used to say: “Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment”.

Not that I would want to fool you in a very unfortunate comparison between one of the most known French painters in history and myself, but yes indeed, colors matter to all of us.

Especially in the process of building a brand’s identity, or designing a website. I have to say I’m absolutely rubbish at picking colors and associating them, and although the challenge of taking a company’s digital identity from the ground up is always a very exciting project, being handed a set of colors to work with from the start is often more comfy to me.

This was before Color by HailPixel appeared. A very handy browser app helping you make color selection and color association on the fly, by simply hovering across the screen before clicking to pick the hex code of your choice.

Color by HailPixel

Hover back and forth for hue, up and down for lightness, and scroll to fine tune the saturation, and you’re done.
On top of that, you can share your selections with your friends/customers/mentors with a simple url.
An example: …#699858,77EEBC,E7E741,0F1B03,…

Been playing with this tool for a few days, and i have to say I can ALMOST feel like I can pick colors now. Have a go at it…

My name is Flo Preynat and I am the freelance webdesigner and developer behind shoogle designs. I live in France and specialize in responsive web design. Give me a shoogle or get in touch with me on twitter.

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Comments

  1. Radu says:

    Indeed this web app is great. It’s the fastest way to make a color palette for a new site.