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Color Palette Generator

Generate a color palette for use by designers, artists and developers

Random Color Generator

Generates a random color palette for design, graphics, art, fashion, movies, books, games and products. Select the color scheme (palette) from color theory: Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, or Split Complementary. Designers, graphic artists, website designers, game developers and marketers use it to get unique color palettes and ideas for design and visual projects.

Color Palette Generator: Input

Color Palette Generator: Output

1 #FF80AE rgb(255, 128, 174) hsl(338.0, '100.0%', '75.0%')
2 #DF2066 rgb(223, 32, 102) hsl(338.0, '75.0%', '50.0%')
3 #9F6077 rgb(159, 96, 119) hsl(338.0, '25.0%', '50.0%')
4 #80002F rgb(128, 0, 47) hsl(338.0, '100.0%', '25.0%')

How to use our Color Palette Generator

  • Select the color scheme you want from the set: Monochromatic, Complementary, Split Complementary, or Analogous.
  • Press the Generate button.
  • View the Color Palette generated in the output box.
  • See if the number of words returned is equal to the number of words you requested. If fewer words were returned, change the input parameters to be less restrictive, such as increase the range of letters or reduce the first letters.

Basic Color Theory

Basic color theory is based on the color wheel that starts with three primary colors (red, blue, yellow) which are combined to form three secondary colors (green, orange, violet). Plus six intermediate colors for a total of twelve basic colors. Each color has three characteristics: hue, saturation and luminance (value):

  • Hue: The unique “color” as found around the color wheel (red, green etc.). Technically, it is the dominant wavelength of the light along the visible spectrum.
  • Saturation (chroma): The intensity or purity of a color. Varies from gray to pure color.
  • Luminance (value): The lightness or darkness of a color. Varies from white to black (of an image converted to gray-scale).

The three color characteristics combine to make variations of a color:

  • Pure Color: A color of maximum saturation. Not mixed with black or white or any other color.
  • Tint: Add white to pure color.
  • Tone: Add gray to pure color.
  • Shade: Add black to pure color.

What is color scheme and palette?

  • Color scheme: The framework of how colors are chosen, varied and combined. For example, a monochromatic color scheme.
  • Color palette: The set of actual colors chosen based on the color scheme.

Basic color schemes

  • Monochromatic Color Scheme: A palette of colors that are based on one color (hue) and its different tints, tones and shades. Gives a calm and cohesive look. Can create depth. Boring if not enough contrast.
  • Analogous Color Scheme: A palette of colors (three hues) that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. One color is a primary or secondary color. Use variations in different tints, tones and shades of each hue to provide enough contrast. Harmonious, pleasing and peaceful look. No tension.
  • Complementary Color Scheme: A palette of colors (two hues) that are opposite each other on the color wheel, usually with variations in tints, tones and shades. One color is dominant and the other is accent. Always one warm and one cool color. Vibrant and sharp draws attention. Can be jarring if too much contrast.
  • Split Complementary Color Scheme: Similar to complementary colors but uses two colors adjacent to the complementary color (total three hues). Versatile palette and pleasant look. More balanced and less contrast and less intense than the complementary color scheme.

What are random colors used for?

Random color generators have many applications for personal and business purposes where a random and possibly unknown color palette is required.

  • Graphic design: Make art and design more creative and unique. Use new colors to enhance your designs.
  • Unique colors: Get unique colors and color combinations to expand your designs or projects. Tailored for different audiences or markets.
  • Logos and icons: Basic colors affect branding. Colors connote emotions and have a psychological effect. Certain colors and color combinations are more memorable. Make your company or product logo stand-out.
  • Image, video and game design: Get color palettes for the foreground, background, characters and items in a scene. For props and costumes. Use colors for full effect.
  • Marketing: Get the most effective color palettes for communications, advertising and promotions. Use color to attract attention and interest. Use color to invoke action.
  • Fashion design: Get color palettes for garment body, trim and accessories. Make each piece fit in a collection.
  • Venue design: Use colors to set the tone or mood of the event. Use colors to appeal to or motivate the audience or participants.

What is a Random Color Generator?

A random color generator uses a random or pseudo-random process to select a base color (hue, saturation, luminance) from all possible colors. A color theory scheme determines one or two other colors to make up a palette.

After the color hues are selected, the saturation and luminance of all the colors can be varied to create the most appealing palette (shade, tint, tone) for the application.

Why Use a Random Color Generator?

Random color generators have many applications for personal and business purposes where a random or new color palette is required.

  • Color guidance: Manual color selection is limited by the person’s ability to select specific colors from the huge spectrum (millions) of colors available. Get guidance on color selection based on color theory. Color theory is proven to make palettes that have psychological effects, appeal to various groups and create various moods.
  • Changing styles and tastes: Popular colors change with time and trends, with new colors being adopted and old colors becoming less used. Find palettes that appeal to the styles and tastes of yesterday or today, depending on your application.
  • Education: Learn about color theory such as hue, saturation and luminance. Learn how shades, tints and tones combine in harmony and contrast to make appealing palettes.
  • Design and decisions: Random palettes can overcome indecision in the design process. Random palettes stimulate discussion and aid rapid prototyping. Shorter design cycle can lead to a final decision sooner and with more confidence.
  • Save time: Quickly find new colors and palettes. Palettes automatically based on proven color theory.

Our Color Palette Generator is always here to provide you with beautiful random color palettes based on selected color theory. It draws colors from millions of colors.

Who uses random colors?

Many types of people use random colors in their personal and business lives.

  • Artists and designers: Find new colors and palettes for creative designs. Make every color have a place and meaning in your design. The right colors support the whole design effort.
  • Fashion designers: Design new and contemporary clothing and collections. Use color to differentiate fashion trends and people’s styles.
  • Game designers: Make exciting and eye-appealing scenes and game-play. Use color to differentiate characters, behaviors and actions.
  • Marketers and digital marketers: Create more appealing visual presentation in marketing or sales material. Color can set the tone in communications. Use color to harmonize and coordinate your marketing across all channels.
  • Art teachers and professors: Teach color theory. Use a variety of palettes to show design principles. Ask students to use random colors and palettes in their assignments to improve their artistic and design skills.
  • Students: High-school, college and university students can learn and apply color theory in design exercises. Use new colors and palettes in assignments and reports, especially for charts.