For many years I have relied on a simple freeware to pick colors for my website design. It enables me to pick colors from pixels of images that I intend to use on the site – thereby enhancing the transition.
But it has always been a long and arduous process of choosing colors that best match each other. I couldn’t count the amount of times I have changed the hex-value’s of my own site, let alone some client’s sites. (I admit to it, I cannot pass the buck – I am a one-man show!)
But tonight that all changed. How? Quite simply, I found the best color-picker on the market: Genopal. I found it quite by chance whilst checkout site designs at Design Meltdown (which, by the way, is the best place to find inspiration and ideas!)
WIthin minutes of checking out their gallery of explanations on how this simple program can help everyone from web-designers though to the furniture manufacturers, I knew I just had to have this great program.
This is what they have to say:
GenoPal is based on [sic] how your mind perceives color. You will notice that the colors proposed by GenoPal are pleasant and visually close to each other. This is because GenoPal is based on how your mind perceives color and not on the measurement of light (RGB).
Because it is more about ‘color harmony’, not just ‘color matching’, this simple program takes the hassle out of wondering which two (or more) colors are suited to each other in any medium. Now that’s a big-plus in my book!
I’ve used the online free version – and was mighty impressed! Some radical changes are going to happen on a few of my sites. So much so that I will purchase it very soon!