NOTE: This page does take a while to load since there are 6 widgets to call up.
This first one is called Random Colourand delightfully provides a totally random color. Just as described, huh? I think it’s really great if you’re needing some sudden inspiration. It will also give you info about the color including some close paint shades, the nearest Pantone values, and complementing colors. Pretty useful!
Next is Complementary Colors, which of course provides a complementary color to the one you’ve chosen. You have to input the color’s actual name, but it takes really weird names like “chartreuse” and “eggshell”. It gives you a nice swatch of both colors and what they look like when mixed together. Plus it gives their RGB values. You might need to tweak the RGBs to get exactly what you want since “teal” can mean a different shade or tone to the computer than you thought.
I also like CMYK Conversion. You input a CMYK value and you receive the color swatch and tons of info about the color. The color triad is my favorite! It’s like an instant color scheme.
Next up! Get Related Colors, of course, grabs similar and complementary colors. This can be insanely helpful for providing you with more than 3 colors for a palette and it’s nice if you can’t quite find the color you’re looking for, but you’re not sure what to do to get it. The Analogous and Monochromatic sections can help you tweak that color until it’s perfect.
If you’re having trouble getting the perfect paint shade, 3 Colorsis a blessing. You can input the colors you have (using names. It’s a toss up which will work. “Olive” is fine but “forest” is not.) and it will mix them for you and show you the result. I’ll note that it works with additive color mixing, which I think is more light-based. So I scroll down to the bottom of the results and find the “color blending” result. That’s the one you’re going to get if you mix paints. And then if you want complements or to tweak the shade or something, you can pop that RGB result into one of the other widgets.
And the last color widget I’ve got for you is Crayola Color Blending! Yep, pull out your crayon box. You can predict what color you’ll make by layering two fun Crayola colors. This one’s more fun than useful for your art. But hey! Maybe you do work in crayon sometimes. I don’t know.