Splash Some Color To Your Project With These Incredible Resources

Quadrigram’s editor has built-in swatches to help you choose the color to help complement your presentation. Whether you are using color to communicate mood, brand identity, to convey meaning and structure, or a mix of all, color helps add credibility and value to your presentation. It is an important element of visual communication that adds depth to the message you are looking to convey.

While you can choose from the built-in swatches in the editor you can also manually type in the color code to get the color you are looking for. Here are some of our favorite resources to get color code that best fits you:

Palettable

Palettable
(Source: Snap Image from Palettable.io)

Palettable is a free online resource that generates color swatches using the knowledge of millions of designers. You can add, remove and change color to create your own unique swatch. Simply copy the Hex Color Code indicated by the hashtag (#) and six digits. Once copied paste the code to your background color textbox in the editor.

Palettable

ColorZilla

ColorZilla
(Source: Snap Image from ColorZilla)

ColorZilla is an eyedropper tool that can be added as a chrome or safari extension.  This is a great resource as you can use a color picker tool and select the color from a website and obtain the Hex Color Code. Once installed in your browser simply choose Pick Color From Page and browse over the color you want and click to save the color code.

ColorZilla

These are just some of the ways. The internet offers an endless supply of resources and information when it comes to color theory. Here are some resources we recommend:

  1. Adobe Kuler for creating and exploring color swatches made by other designers.
  2. Van Schneider a great visual resource for looking at color pairings.
  3. Read this article if you are interested in knowing more about their workflow when choosing color.
  4. Help Scout if you are looking to know more about the color of psychology in marketing and branding.
  5. CSS-Tricks for if you are looking to up the ante and get a deeper understanding of color theory on the web.

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