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Creating complementary colors?

Another one for the bookmarks. This time it's the free, Flash-based QuickColor. Three sliders produce six boxes of colors that complement each other nicely. Accepts RGB input as well and always displays the #Hex value. I'm goin' there often.

A thought: It might be nice if pop-up color wheels, palettes, etc. would know the context in which they were to be applied and started by default with complementary colors for that context.
posted at May 25, 2004, 8:36 AM


  • At 9:10 AM, kk+ said…

    w0rd chris! I've been using that tool for a while and its great. I too want an offline version of it for picking paint, matching my outfits outfits, finding a lazy-boy that matches my front room, and trying to figure out what color ties match with what color shirts and jackets! :P

  • At 9:22 PM, Lilly said…

    Awesome! When the Macromedia folks came to watch us, I actually went on this rant about the pain that is my color-choosing life and how dreamweaver should have a color picking rapid preview tool. This will tide me over, but I gave them a sketch of something to let me click click click to change my CSS colors and see the results with no more than one click per color change. Or maybe such a thing already exists?

  • At 2:29 PM, Anthony Finucane said…

    Also worth a look is Colormatch. Pretty useful too.


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