Looking for a time-saving tool to help you pick great color palettes? Well, make sure you check out Color Scheme Designer 3. It is by far the best and most feature-rich online color choosing app I have ever used or come across.
It allows you to choose a base color by clicking inside the color wheel. From the base color, it can generate a monochromatic, complementary, triadic, tetradic, analogic or accented analogic color scheme. You can further adjust the scheme’s saturation, brightness and contrast to your liking.
Both a light-dominant and dark-dominant preview are available to show you a couple of ways the generated scheme could be used to color a web page. Click the button labeled “Light page example” to view the light-dominant preview and the button labeled “Dark page example” to see the dark-dominant preview.
Once you are satisfied with the scheme you have created, you can export it as HTML/CSS, XML, plain text, a Photoshop palette or even a GIMP palette.
Other nice features are the ability to randomize the palette and vision simulations that allow you to understand how your scheme will appear to the visually-impaired. Checking the box next to “Show text” will display white, black and grey text over all of the different colors in your palette. Did I mention that it’s FREE?