Sir Isaac Newton created something called colour theory. He basically split colours into three main groups.
Primary (red, blue, yellow).
Secondary (colors created when primary colors are mixed: green, orange, purple).
Tertiary (colors made from primary and secondary colors, such as blue-green or red-violet).
This was the introduction to the colour wheel. He invented the colour wheel to helps us understand colours. Software systems and the web have taken the colour wheel to another level.
Lets say you have a task or project which requires you to have a set of colours to use. It could be that you need to make a colour palette or colour theme before you begin some work. It could be colours you want to select to make a PowerPoint presentation, paint the wall, for a design project, for clothing, for a school project or anything else. Instead of searching the web, I have mentioned some important links in this post, which you can quickly click to search the colours you need.
These links are also super useful if you are a designer and need to select colours for your artworks or website. May be you are an artist, or need inspiration. Whatever your requirements for finding colours, these websites will show you an entire spectrum of colours.
The Best Colour Tools on the Internet
Very useful to generate colours quickly and easy to use.
Need to view colour gradient options? This website also has a name for the gradient along with the colour details (hexadecimal code).
Lets you explore various colour theme and colour palettes. It also shows the likes received from people for the colour themes.
This website has a sheet of colours, which looks like pixelated artwork. You can select an entire list of gradient colours, from the colour you selected.
This is also a complex colour selection tool, which is great for creating shades of the same colour.
Displays colours alphabetically as per brand names. It does have a lot of well known brands and company names listed.
Some time ago there was a website named kuler, which is now color.adobe.com also known as Adobe Color CC. Most designers would already be knowing this website as its been there for a long time. It still is one of the most sophisticated websites, with many options for selecting colours.
So next time if you have to do some work or hobby which requires you to pick colours, then you could visit these websites before you begin.
Hope this post was colourful (pun intended) and helps you find the right colours. Which colour tools do you use for your work or hobby? Let me know in the comments below.