I’ve been doing software and web development for many years now, but my design skills are pathetic (and it’s an euphemism for them). However, I’ve tried an amazing tool a few times for color schemes for my WordPress themes that is absolutely amazing – called ColorScheme Designer.
A number of color options are left for the user to pick from:
- Mono – a single nuance color scheme that focuses on a single color and it’s derivatives
- Complement – an opposite color to the one you pick as a secondary color in addition to the main one (from the color palette)
- Triad – a major color and two extra colors from the picker
- Tetrad – two major similar colors and two opposite ones
- Analogic – the main color and the neighbor color nuances
- Accented analogical
In addition to the color picker, there is a nuance configurator (visible on the image above) for high-contrast or low-contrast versions of the specific scheme, depending on whether you need a shiny or a calm color scheme.
The best thing about the tool however is providing two versions of a sample landing page that applies your choice of colors – both light and dark versions: